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RATINGS: 1562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 it’s considered one of the best sour beers around.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AwaKe (164) - Laval, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
En bouteille. Couleur brune, translucide, légère mousse. Arômes très boisé, surette avec un peu de pruneau. En bouche belle acidité, pas mal plus fruité qu’à l’odorat, pommes vertes, un peu de cerises, mais aussi beaucoup de chêne en fin de bouche. Ça enveloppe bien la bouche, très rond. Finale sec avec un peu d’acidité résiduelle style vinaigre balsamique. Excellent compte tenu du prix et de la disponibilité, par contre rien pour virer fou.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle from Bianchini’s Market in San Carlos, CA. Aroma is cherries, plums, some wood. Taste is tart and crisp with loads of wood to mellow the sour. This is good but I think I was expecting something bigger / bolder. Still great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (4223) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle, sb. Brown clear. Brown malty, brown hay malty, ripe figs, dark fruits soft sourish oak on nose. Med bodied, tarty, intense. Nice oak, brown hay. Flavourful, excellent drink.

-- bb

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Lots of foam. Lots of lacing. Smells sour. Tart. Tasted at Elijah Ps Monsters of Beer festival.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2680) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Deep plum color with a soft creamy off white head .... Aroma of green apples, cherries and plums .... Sour and tart .... Taste is of sour green apples, tart cherries, berry notes and dark fruity (plums) yeast and dry oak .... Mouthfeel is soft and a little creamy ..... Finish is dry and tart with a lingering dry oak and sour cherry

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2764) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
October 9, 2015. Bottle, 2015 vintage.
Murky reddish brown with a small dirty yellowish tan head. Aroma is sweet plums, caramel, dried fruits, hints of cherries, oak, lemon, apple skins and a touch of red wine vinegar. Taste is light to medium sweet, tart dry oak and cherry notes. Finish is light sweet dark fruits and caramel, sour lemon, red wine vinegar and lemon with s touch of cocoa. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation with a dry mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (307) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Poured from a 2015 Bomber bottle. Medium rusty brown in color with a thin tan head. Aroma has some wood, spice, and a hint of sour fruit but not too strong. Taste is very tart and tangy with a little carbonation but not too sour. There is an earthy woody flavor but not much spice or fruit. The tartness hits the tip of the tongue then quickly disappears. Pretty one dimensional and not too complex. Could have been better if the fruit flavor or tartness lingered longer. The oak flavor was not prominent. Pretty good but not great.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2851) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2015
Flaska från SB. Massor av plommon, körsbär och fat. Tydlig syra men ändå len och mjuk i munnen. I eftersmaken kommer sötsyrliga gula russin, vanilj, söt tabok och fat fram tydligare. Komplex och riktigt snygg smakbild. Ett av de bästa rödöl jag druckigt. Så fantastiskt gott.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1928) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle from sysembolaget, Sweden. No head. Clear brown color. Nice lactic aroma blended with oaky aromas. Crisp acid and no residual sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Really sour with a little metallic on tap at whole foods. Light brown and not much head. Some cherries


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