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RATINGS: 1434   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
giarcsr (103) - San Diego, 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 (2654) - 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 (5006) - 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 (5109) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2005
750ml Bottle. Thanks Willblake. Deep brown in color with a nice head. Malty aroma. Dry. Slightly acidic. Fruity. Malty flavor. Very woody. Sour cherry flavor. Nice full mouthfeel. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2005
The aroma had soury dark fermented fruit, brown sugar, apples and pears, and a slight hint of flowers. The flavor had soury fermented fruit, apples, brown sugar, and a cinnimony note. The beer poured a reddish brown color w/ orange highlights; no head and very slight lacing. The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, cabonated, w/ a dry but tart finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 Hazy ruddy light brown body with a light coating of white bubbles. Pungent, sharp aroma of cherries, cream, Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes and dried sweetness. Heartburning flavor of very sour cherries, caramel syrup, and acid. Palate murder in a bottle which was numbered "04-6709". 1/31/2006, bottle 04-1976. Seems less sour on this go. Starts with cherries and chocolatey caramel and a warming peppermint/cinnamon thing. Much smoother this time.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 Hazy copper body. Off-white creamy head. Uber-good aroma that has brownie batter, woody sweet cherry Brett, caramel, cherry leather conditioner, apple juice, cherry manual spray carwash water, faint sulfur as it warms. OMFG I love this aroma. Flavor turns into a dry and sour concord grape. VERY dry beer. I hate this beer because the flavor is awesome, yet the flavor is moderately 1-D to me. However, as it sits in my mouth a bit, its kind of nice... the concord grape skin comes through. Okay... the flavor isnít so bad as it warms... but... compared to the aroma...


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