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RATINGS: 1427   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 – 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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2005 I really need to re-rate this beer. I upped my score based on my past 2 experiences whereas my notes are from first taste. I like this beer so much that at RBSG 04 I sat down at the end of the night (for me at least) and finished the last half of hte bottle that no one else wanted and one imbecil was trying to dump down the drain! Old Notes needs to be updated. Please send bottle to me so that I am may update the rating properly.Tart apple aroma. Hints of yeastiness also. Murky brown with an off-white head. Tastes sour. Very cheese like in an odd way. Additional flavors include acetic acid and a slight acidic tinge. Medium bodied and very dry. Very long finish with hints of wood (possibly from aging it in wood barrels). A unique beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Murky brown body with off-white head. Aroma is tart, cherry, barnyard, wood. Taste is tart, tart, barnyard, cheese, finishing cherry sour. Medium body, very acidic. I really liked this one, and would ave been content to drink the whole 750ml bottle -- a shame I had to share at a tasting, but at least Kathy gave me some of hers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2003
What a weird brew this is? One word sums it up for me, Sow-eer(sour)! Color is light brown of nutmeg-like color and a highly bubbly/fizzy head like a soda pop. And pop it did, both in smell and taste, smells nice and appley sour, sweetly tangy, brown sugar, and highly potent in the sourness, like lemon peels, grape peels, orange peels, and grapefruit peels. Greatly accentuated in earthyness. Taste is way sour, almost to sour. Major sipping going on with this . The sour is of bright sour apples and grapefruit, some what lemony as well. Very strong and sourly tart. It'll make your taste buds go crazy and your lips tighten. Pucker up baby, cuz your going on a ride. Its pretty much like drinking straight lemon juice without the strong lemon taste but all the sourness. Whew, I barely made it through the sample of 6 onces. Sip it, its really the only thing I could do with it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2003 Sample provided at the brewery. Very Sherry tasting, with the mouthfeel of champagne. The second of this type of blended and aged beers I've had. Nice acidity, this would be an excellent replacement for the toasts. Vacation 03

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nick35 (12) - USA - JUN 2, 2003
Just fantastic--its hard to believe no cherries were harmed in the making of this beer. A very agreeable balance between acidity, brett, and maltiness. The best flemish sour I've ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Bottle #3020. Wow, does this thing have some fruit going on. Starts off with cherry, then twist into granny smith apples, and finishes with lemon on the back of your jaw joints. Very different and very enjoyable. A great expeirence to share with friends.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2641) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2005 Bottle #1642. Hugely fruity, sour and complex aroma, just a joy, definitely gives the old nose quite a tingle. Hazed apple-red color, with a lightly creamy, fine and lasting head leading to intricate lacing. Incredible flavor profile, with a massive wave of acidic, tart fruitiness, wood and cellar must with a razor-sharp edge. Lactic and astringent. Really quite an amazing beer experience.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2004 I sniff a straw-covered sour pie cherry. The pit has been exposed to the air for awhile creating the musty aroma. Initial sip is very full and almost overwhelming, mirroring the aroma but doubling the complexity. Lingering palate, the sharp acidity diminishes fairly quickly, leaving a slight musty/earthy flavor. Should be reserved for only beer geeks or those who delight in such wonders as Sour Patch Kids. Lingering sticky head; cloudy dark rust tinged crimson. A delight as much as a surprise, definitely underestimated NB on this one!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Hazy cedar brown, a ring of white lines the glass and is the light that leads me into the dimly lit cellar. . . Squashed cherries coat the floor and strangely encourage me to take a handful. . . The first taste creates a spontaneous salivation that Uri Geller would be shocked at - a completely natural and involuntary reponse to a wonderfully natural beer. Other flavours include limes, strawberries, lemons, and thick dust. Amazing brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Of any of the beer styles that I’ve Flemish Sour has by far the widest variability. Some are fruity and a mixure of sweet/sour(Rodenbach) and some are truely sour. La Folie is truly sour. Cloudy rusty brown colored. Small head around the rim of the glass. There are some fruity taste cherry definitely, green apples some. Very acidic. A funky brew that was a delight to drink.


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