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RATINGS: 1545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nische (1394) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
Tap at Mikkeller Stockholm. Dark ruby red beer with almost no head. Aroma and taste of sour cherry, vanilla, oak and cranberry. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2819) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
Sample at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Thanks for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, almost no head. NOSE: sour, fruity, oak. TASTE: sour, fruity, oak, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle with massive thanks to Mike. Brown with tan head. Aroma is funky, cherry, oak, dried fruits. Taste of berries, dried fruit, cherry, raisins, oak. Dry, quite thin and tart,

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
chinchill (3343) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Lips of Faith bomber dated 2011. (revised lightly with more enjoyable 2012 bottle) Dark reddish brown with a rather short-lived tan head. Aroma: Unattractive funky sour (OK) and vinegar (yuch) aroma with whiffs of over-ripe fruit and vinegar. T - Markedly salty and sour: in both cases, more so than any beer I can remember. The saltiness here is not to my taste. [I shared this bottle with two others who confirmed the saltiness]. Hard to get beyond these two striking components, but there is more to the flavor including hints of dark fruits, green apples, and wood. M - medium body with (too) light carbonation. O - Avoid unless you love sour beers; if, like me, you dislike vinegar, then avoid in any case. This was a fresh bottle from a reliable store that was kept refrigerated for about 3 weeks prior to consumption -- otherwise, I’d more strongly suspect it had gone bad. I let a dog sample some and he liked it, although it caused a long bout of sneezing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (588) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours brown thin tan lacing. Fruit notes of apple and plum, caramel malt. Taste is sweet but also tart sourness immediately. Body on the light side, finishes quite tart and then you can taste a delayed roasty chocolate at the end from the dark malts which is subtle, mostly overshadowed by the tartness. Not my style of choice but the offering represents the category well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garlic_of_Doom (571) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
Ruby red with a khaki coloured lid/super tiny head, so tiny bubbles! Aroma has mostly yoghurt and red currants followed by tartness, wood and slight vinegar. Taste is tart, woody, slight bitterness, There’s alsp some strange off flavour, rubbery-plastic-like that takes the fun out of it. Medium body, high carbonation, dry woody mouth fell. Short dry after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (392) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
650ml bottle from Systembolaget Passagen, Stockholm. 2015 Vintage.

Deep dark brown colour with a beige head. Some apple, dark fruits, tartness, wood, dry mouth, aged notes. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (979) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
Klar, brun-bärnstens färgad med ett gyllene orange skum som snabbt försvinner. Doft: Kanderat socker, kola, dajm, lite dadlar, söt humle. Smak: Trä, bränt socker, vindruvskärnor, "skogig" humle smak, kola, burk persika, lätt rostade nötter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2015
A very nice sour. The best thing about this guy is that the sour isn’t all consuming -- that is, the base beer still comes through nicely. If you’re thinking of doing food pairings, this one really worked well with a duck confit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2308) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from 2014 split with the wife last night. Pours redish brown, off white foam head. Musty nose. Taste is lightly sour, undertones of plum and cherry. Light body with some acid burn on the finish.

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