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RATINGS: 1386   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Poured a redish brown color with a medium head. Aroma was a sour and sweet cherry. Flavor was a good combination of both tart and sweet fruit with some woody notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2002 botte # 0219. Clear light red very thin head and some lacing. Strong sweet flower/sour cherry aroma with some woodsy notes. Very acidic flavors with some woody slight ly chaulky notes. Of the La Folie bottlings I have tasted my favorite is the 2002. This should get even better with age. Thanks to my friend Doug for this one.!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2002 bottle. Golden red, brown color with nice head. Clear. The aroma is sweet/sour and fruity with acetic quite lively. Cherries and wood are also there. The flavor of the 2002 is more tart compared than the 2004, but it is balanced by the fruit, funk, and sweetness. There are apple flavors, wood, yeast, oranges and it is pretty dry. If Flemish sour ales are your thing, find a friend who can get you some or take a vacation to Fort Collins! Itís only for sale at the brewery! Great beer!!Thanks Doug!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 Upon a couple of other samplings, I feel there is just a little too much acetic acid, on occasion, for this to be a perfect 5.

2002 bottle (#2424). The tart toasted grapeskin, leathery, acidity is muted by age. Stony, oaky, the finish changes to tiny tinges of fruity bursts, sweeter, and then back to a smooth tartness, gueuze-like. Fabulous - shared with argo0, JSturm, and h. Spectacular. Authentic, rustic, and magnificent. Aroma is rich, sweet, and very woody. Appears beautifully clouded, with an inner glowing brown. Fruit skins. I expected less, and this has turned into one of the best beer experiences Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
750ml Bottle #04-3469. Cloudy (donít be sorry Drew) copper-golden color, sour apple and cherries along with wood prevail in this ale. Aroma is very cherry, nice. Finishes on the dry side. Thanks again Drew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Wow! I stopped by Toronado last week while in San Francisco hoping to find a geuze on tap. Instead, the bar tender poured me one of these. Itís an amazing beer; sour apple/cherry notes, very dry; a total pucker experience. This beer is on my list. I want to find more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2005
I had tried this on tap at New Belgium in late June of 2004, prior to the Ft. Collins Brewfest, but I also brought back a bottle (#04-3469) to share. Poured a deep copper amber - clear or hazy depending on which pour you got from the bottle (sorry John, yours looked a little muddy!). Sour fruits - apples, cranberries, raisons, bing cherries, etc. Excellent sour/tart taste with a very dry earthy and woody finish. Iíd be willing to drive out to Ft.Collins just for more of this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Ive been picking up a case of this beer every year for 4 years now. And it gets even better with age! This is a nice woody and tart beer, very belgian.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 On tap @The Toronado. Iíll be sure to rerate this when I score a bottle. Itís pretty complex to try and remember after the fact. Poured a fairly still ruby red color. The aroma is sour apples but I also smelled a bit of cherries and some sweetness to it. The flavor is all about tart. Cherries and apples show up again in the flavor after the initial sourness lets loose of your taste buds. Fades into a quite tart dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2004
This was a gift from my Secret Santa, pdee. I would have thought that a beer aged in/on wood would have been mellow, but this was anything but mellow. It pour like fresh pepsi. The carbonation snap crackle and pop was really suprising. Even after it had settled in the glass it was fizzing like crazy. The color was deep ruby with little to no head after it had settled. I donít think the fizzy bubbles would have allowed it. The aroma could be smelled from across the room. A sour "dark" fruit smell. Despite the violet fizziness in the glass, it rolled over my tongue smoothly. There was no vineger here like my beloved Duchesse. The taste was fruity with a very tolerable sour. I was very dissapointed I had no one to share it with. Great stuff for a special occasion. Thanks again to pdee.

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