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RATINGS: 1408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being hand bottled, numbered and corked for your enjoyment. Brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach Ė home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peterís beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
word dood. bright orange with lots of head. very sweet and sour sauce drenching some cherries and some grapefruit and maybe a dash of strawberry and pear.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2005
Yummy. Ultra yummy, in fact. Orange, with a huge white head. . Enticing aroma of cherries, grapes and wine, which is amplified in the flavor. Big winey flavors, but a significatn wood character, as well. Lots of fruit flavors mixed in as well - cherry, of course, bu also lemon, grape and even some pears and apples. Very tasty

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 Bottle from mjames. Pours a hazed reddish brown color with a decent off white head. Aroma is of cherries and spice, very reminiscent of Quelche Chose. Flavors full of cherries and bits of clove and cinnamon. Body thins out in the finish to an almost watery consistency which is disappointing. A very solid beer lacking only in body and finish. 9/4/7/3/15
Bottle 3/08. Appearance is much the same, reddish brown colored. Fast fading white head, no lacing. Aroma is quite pleasant, barny funk, acidic, tart. Body is thin, super attenuated. Well carbonated. Tart flavors dominate, quite acidic. Light barnish flavors. Nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Bottle: Courtesy of wolhfs. Aroma is sour cherry and apple, vinegar, alcohol, and light honey. Has a somewhat meadish quality in the aroma. Pours a transparent orangish-red with a small white head that quickly fades to a film and ring. Sour tart cherry from the get go. Light sour apple is hidden in the background. A touch of wood in the finish. Vey nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUN 11, 2005
I would say that this is one of the best sour browns I have ever had. The aroma is very pungent and soury smelling. The flavor is the same, nice and strong, and sour, but it is very well balanced which I really liked. what really struck me about this beer was the fact that there is no lingering sourness that makes you pucker up. The aftertaste just smoothly mellows out nicely. Good beer. I would totally drink this again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2005
06.02.05 750ml bottle 2004, #5173 Trade from pdee. Luscious teak color, dark and glistening; sudsy tan head that quickly fades to a lasting ring. Right from the first whiff, I can tell that this is a brew Iím going to love again. Acetic, rotten cherries dominate an earthy backbone. Woody, fortified wine is underlying but present at every turn from the nose to the aftertaste. HInts of cheesey funk, present on the nose, do not stick around to harass; thatís why I love flemish sours and not so much many lambics. Dry, astringent, but not unfortunately so. Sourness can feel a bit brutish if this brew is not sipped but in small doses, WOW. Time in the wood, once again, does miracles for a beer, at once mellowed and deepened. Thanks a million, Brian.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Headless, viscous, cloudy dark amber - full aroma, with black cherries, oak and earthy dampness up front, and brown sugar, spices and well-aged cheese in the background - bold but not overstated sourness - cherries and rasperries - "funky" cheesiness (kind of reminds me of gorgonzola) - some qualities way in the background remind me of classic, british-style barleywines...odd - lots of vinous qualities (some aspects remind me of some of the more tart reislings Iíve tried) - tart, "wet" finish - this is some of the most original and intriguing stuff Iíve tried in a while, and I donít normally like such sour beers - many thanks to Crosling.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 22, 2005
same bottle as heemer77...I too was impressed, this was the "freshest" Iíve ever had this beer, my previous tries were from the first bottling of it...and I enjoyed this one more than those, actually...sour aroma like cherries and some wood...sourness was not overdone, but done well enough...a pretty bold sour beer that does manage to be somewhat refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2005
From a 2002 vintage bottle. I am impressed with this one. Poured a dark amber color from the bottle. The aroma is rich cherries and vanilla. There is also oak with the light sourness. The taste is sour cherries and cider vinegar. There is also a nice character of dry wood and some apples. I had this one night after Rodenbach Grand Cru and found it comparable, but a little less subtle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2005
Tap NY evening, thanks to Willblake. Red brown, clear, tan head. Acidic woody aroma. Acidic woody flavor, that reminds me of high vitamin C fresh squeezed orange juce. Woody, acidic finish. Seemed to be a little much for my taste, and perhaps could use a little time to mellow a bit.


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