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RATINGS: 1433   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"2006-the brett has taken over! this was the sourest of them all. prickly carbonation , and a touch lighter in color than the 08, which seems to be more mass produced. super acidic, sour apples. intense. 2007-the opposite happens with these beers...they get funkier/more sour as the brett takes hold as they age. the 07 is more what i expected. tart, even sour, but not quite bracingly so. the aroma of all 3 was complex and wonderful. apples and cider vinegar. closer to the 06 than the 08 in color, flavor, and aroma. 2008-wood please?! this one is darker, tamer, smoother, better (arguably). heavy oak flavor and nose, almost to the detrement of the sour complexity, but man is it smooth. Iím torn between the 07 and 08. 06-4.0 07-4.3 08-4.3 got this one off ebay and it was worth every penny... Not as intense ever since it became a more mainstream lips of faith beer. Bigger batches = less wild? Either way, our next 3 year vertical was 2010,11,12 and it just didnít stack up. Lots of wood, more sweet than sour, less complexity. On their own, only the 2012 would have got a 4. This brew has definitely slipped. Still good, but Iíve been skipping it in favor of other sours at $13-14

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Draft at Tour de Fat in Tempe. Unclear Reddish brown with a creamy lasting khaki head. Fantastic example of the style in my opinion. Superbly sour. Fruity. A little funky. Woody. Really enjoyed this. Why did I put off trying this for so long?

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. C&C Vintage 2009 side by side with a 2010. Pour is clear brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Big cherry pit, caramel, some spice, vanilla, toffee, raspberries, tangy and tannins in the aroma. Taste is tangy, some red wine vinegar, oaky, some spice, tannic, wine-like, dark berries, and fruity with a big acidic sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. This one ages beautifully and much better than the capped version.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewMstr (103) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Wow! World class sour beer from a world class American brewery always pushing the limits. Sour nose, puckering taste in a dark liquid package. Try this!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2337) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2014
A more subdued, woody, earthy version of Le Terroir. Murky brown with a skin of creamy head that clings to the glass. Aroma more of darker dried fruits and milder tartness . Excellent companion to Le Terroir . Ying and yang.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Even-toned brown with almost no head. Very Flanders aroma, and taste is an intensely sour cherry. $12/5

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
OH SO GOOD, great super sour aroma tartness and oak character. Flavor of sour apple prune and a great blue cheese background with tartness to round out brew. Finishes fairly dry, leavin you wanting more of this complex brew

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8 (316) - Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2014
From a tap. Pours a dark amber red with a Coca-Cola tan head which dissipates quickly. Not much lacing left on the glass. Dark fruits, brown sugar and some funk comes through on the aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, some tartness, leather, dark fruits, and sour apples. The sourness stays on the palate for some time, not overpowering. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando. Pours a dark red brown with a tan head and very sweet, tart fruity aroma. Taste is sour and tart, lots of apple and fruit notes coming through with oak and funk into the sour finish. Delicious wild ale

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1511) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2014
At Redlight Redlight in Orlando on Brandonís birthday with A and Z , pours a dark brown color with no head. Nose is a deep sour and tart malt, and deliciously so. Taste is fruity and sweet up front followed by a strong tartness and sourness. Finish is sour and tart and mouth puckering. Great sour ! Quaff Score 8 / 100


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