RateBeer
overall
100
98
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 – home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter’s beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2003
Bright dark copper color. The nose is woody, notes of cork. Tart impressions surrounded by a very fresh, robust fruitiness. The body is very sour, rounded by a candied fruitiness. Very nice beer, more of these please.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2012 2002 bottle #170. Murky dark peach/orange appearance. Soft glowing. Aroma of sour/tart medicine (band aids), apples, pineapples, caramel. Hugely sour and dry on the palate... what a wonderful experience. Tart tart tart. Syrupy baked fruit and stingingly beaufitul performance on the tongue. This was an amazing experience. The second it hits the tongue it is sharp and stinging, with a well enjoyed harsh finish... makes to take a few breaths before having the next drink as it mimics the feeling of sucking the air our of your lungs and the moisture out of your tongue.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 2002 Bottle #170. Wow. What a beer. The aroma is extremely deep. Sweet, sour, floral - like a band aid? Wierd description, but it works. Color is golden brown. Flavor is slightly sweet up front with a very tart and fruity finish...very acidic at the end...watermelon jolly rancher? Definite woodiness present due to the barrel aging. Palate is very full and mouthfeel is excellent.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2003 if I could give the aroma an 11 I would. This thing is packed with aromas and flavors. The smell...a biting floral scent, strong with yeasy and redolent of unripened apple cider vinegar. Some light sour apple notes, some corn, and orange peel. A very strong and sweet boquet. There is a nice bitter initial flavor, with a deep flavoring of orange, and lemon, fall leaves, corn, apples or wheat or vegtables, and corriander, quite a bit of spicing. overall an excellent beer, but too strong for frequent consumption.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2003
Heavenly sour fruit aroma, cherries? Hazy ruby, small cream head. Sout/tart taste is a marriage. Exceptionaly good mouthfeel. SUPERB! Thanks again for bringing this along jgb9348!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6379) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 26, 2003
Deep brown chestnut color, white bright head. Decent peaches, apple aroma, some sourness mixed with alcohol. Quiet sour as it should be. Sipping beer, apple, and vanilla.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Pours a dark auburn color with crimson influenses. Head is creamy and difinitive. Aroma has cheese and apple cider vinegar. Flavor is averagely tart with cherry essences, very vinous though. Finishes tart and sour but subtle. Overall this was a first for flemish sours and it seemed a little too vinous for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Amber pour with a small head that leavs a bit of lace. Aroma is strongly sour, and has lots of fruit. Flavor is very tart, fruity flavors reminding me of pie cherries. Finishes bitter and tart. First try for a flemish sour and not a unpleasant one. Enjoyable and unique.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2003
This was my first flemish sour ale and it will also be my last. Talk about getting slapped in the face with the sour aroma. This is the worst thing I have ever tried in my life. I may be stepping on pins and needles here, or toes as it were. Not something I could really enjoy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
Hazy brown/amber w/ Light tan head. Lovely lemony, barnyard aroma w/ notes of leather, dried fruit & wood. Light, acidic feel. Complex sour flavour of cherry, green apple, lemon, raisin, oak, & wine. Stupendous.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 132 133 134  135  136 137 138


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50