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RATINGS: 1466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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La Folie, French for "the folly," is a beer steeped in New Belgium brewing tradition. This wood-aged, sour brown spends one to three years in big, oak barrels, known as foeders. And when the beer finally hits the glass, La Folie is sharp and sour, full of green apple, cherry, and plum-skin notes. Pouring a deep mahogany, the mouthfeel will get you puckering while the smooth finish will get you smiling. Not a beer for the timid, La Folie is a sour delight that will turn your tongue on its head. Find out why itís considered one of the best sour beers around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (619) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2015
22 oz bottle 2015 edition.
Aroma is wood, cherries, funk.
Flavor is tart cherries, raspberries, oak, earth. Light oak tannins in the finish. Paired well with some hard salami and smoked Gouda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Reasonably clear rusty brown with a good beige head. Aroma is caramel, sour plum, cherry, red currants. Medium-light bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, tart on the palate. Taste is sour plum, cherry, red currants.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (488) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2015
It pours a ruby red with a reddish brown head. There are aromas of sour fruit. notes of apples, a bit of wood for the finish. It has a sour, tart taste with fruit and earthen elements and wood flavoring. The carbonation adds a lively pop to it on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2945) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Tap: The first true "sour" beer Iíve ever had. Deep copper, ruby-red hybrid color with a mild haze. Khaki head with decent retention leaves minimal lacing behind. Aroma full of tart apples, cherry, strawberry, lemon, sweet-tarts, wet-wood, light critter funk, & some mild vinegar. Very tart & sour up front on the tongue; puckering. Full of under-ripe strawberry, green apple, sour cherries, vinegar, & other tart berries. Wild yeast, almost a touch of yogurt in the back-end with moderate acidity & some acetic burn. Dry, sour & woody oak finish. Ever since I had this on tap years ago, I buy bottles every year it comes out. Great beer to have around. La Folie is a classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (332) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle, deep amber, light brown head, great lacing. Aroma green apples, caramel, oak. Taste green apple, kombucha, black currants, astringent oak. Palate light, carbonation kinda subdued. This is quite sour and astringent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (551) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 No doubt about it, this shit is SOUR. The aroma of citric acid, overripe fruit, and faint vinegar clues you into the liquid Warhead youíre about to taste. First, letís talk about the appearance. La Folie is more on the brown side of mahogany. The body is effervescent and the head is fizzy. Now, we can dive into the taste. Holy hell. La Folieís sourness somehow manages to be complex and intense, Yet, itís so damn intriguing that you have no choice but to come back for more. Pungent vinegar, tart berry (raspberry and cranberry), tangy apple, vinous notes, lemon zest, and an earthy sourness from the yeast. For the uninitiated, La Folie will be beguiling. For folks who love sour, funky brews, La Folie is a wonder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (688) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. A- Sour, tart, citrus, lemon, cherries, vinegar, oak. A- Reddish brown color, clear dark liquid, off white head. T- Very sour, tart, slightly sweet, lemon juice, cherries, vinegar. P- Light body, average texture, medium high carbonation, sour finish. O- Wow. This beer smells sour and tart and tastes crazy sour and tart. You start to get used to it but by that time itís almost gone. Lots of lemon juice and vinegar with subtle notes of cherries and oak. Glad to have tried this when I did. I donít think I wouldíve liked it early on in my beer drinking days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4378) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
pours unclear amber . Smell is sour , swaety . oak , bit of glue . Taste is sour, oak , intense, bit glue-aspect . very intense on the sour side . Rather dry .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superdaveo (20) - Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
2014 bomber. This beer comes at you in waves. Tart, cherry nose with malt in the background. Seriously sour as the bottle says. Cherry tart gives way to wheat bread sweetness, which in turn fades quietly into dry acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcon25 (174) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2015
2013 Growler pour at home, thank you Andrew for sharing. Dark copper color, sour fruit aroma. Slight wood oak in the taste.

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