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RATINGS: 1522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bomber. First time I’ve had this beer in a long time. Raspberry, sour, vinegar aromas. Strongly sour, raspberry, acidic, fruit flavors. I used to hate this beer when I was 22, but much more enjoyable as I’ve aged. Still not my favorite type of sour, but I enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
[Ölprovning hos Fredrik i Ängelholm 7 Maj 2015] Väldigt syrlig i både arom och smak

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3 years to make and we’ll worth it. Pour is dark orange. Aroma is sweet and delicious. Just like the flavor. Awesome brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (477) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
650ml bottle from Systembolaget. Dark rust brown off-white head. Aroma: Red wine vinegar, oak, coca cola, cherries. Mild carbonated, and sour biting the cheek. The taste is sour, tart, dark red berries, green apples, Oak, wood. Long sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1386) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Mahognyfärgad öl med lättare vitt skum. Doft av mogna gröna äpplen, citru, lättare funkighet och fat. I smaken så tillkommer mörka kärnfrukter som körsbär och plommon samt lite lätt karamellsötma. God, men når inte riktgt de belgiska orginalen.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (3613) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. Sourish, caramell, dark fruits and licorice aroma. Sour abit vinegar flavour,with some licorice and barnyard hints.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (608) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Braun, amber. IN der Nase Balsamico, Holz, dunkler Zucker, leichte Säure. Am Gaumen Balsamico, trocken, Eiche, Weißwein, herb, fruchtig, sauer. Top.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1065) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2015
2015 vintage. Dark amber color with big nice beige head. Aroma of apples, dark malts, a bit tobacco/burnt malts even. Taste is heavy, malty, fruits, very dry, a bit taninic, lots of wood, not too sour. Carbonation is foamy. Nice, but underwhelming. Not Top 10 Sour Red material imho. I hear other vintages are better, but this is also quite young.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2015
Flaska från SB, årgång 2015. Smak och doft av äpple, körsbär, röda vinbär, trä, jäst, klarbär med toner av vinäger och plommonkärnor. Lagom sötma, fin syrlighet och balans, torr, beska med smak av ekträ, jordgubbar, jord och röda bär. Frisk och fruktig. Mycket gott!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marthares (53) - - MAY 26, 2015
Pours reddish brown, aromas of vanilla, ripe fruit, caramel; tastes sour, red fruits, wood; nice bitterness and wood aftertaste. Great beer!


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