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RATINGS: 1601   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1266) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Tap at Austin Ale House, Austin, TX. Pours deep Burgundy, slightly tan head. Aroma is sour funk, caramel, cinnamon, dark fruit. Flavor is sour funk, dark fruit. Man, really good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, short lived small off white head. Medium body with a slight tart flavor with q nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2016
A sour bretinomyces aroma, pours a clear reddish brown color with a short lasting tan head. A tart fruit taste with a medium body and a mildly sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (11000) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of tart red fruits, oak, tart ripe dark fruit, vinegar and caramel. Flavour is light moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (8982) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin creamy off white head, Hazy amber pour. Subtle tartness. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanscourt (1362) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Fantastic. Hazy brown. Initially a strong sour pucker but muted by toasty malt and wood/cedar notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle @ Super Bowl L. Dirty, hazy brownish pour with reddish hues. Tons of red berries, cranberries and cherries in particular. Light balsamico, some caramel and vanilla as well. Super good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is oak, caramel, nuts and socks. Flavor has a nutty caramel and sour taste. Nice body and the source lingers for a while. I think the extra dryness may hurt this from me liking as much as others.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpar73 (954) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2016
On tap at 7 Monks. Pours a hazy deep brown with a small white head. Aroma and taste of dark malt and sour fruit. Dry, pleasant finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrandNewBrew (32) - - FEB 4, 2016
Aroma was great as the bottle poured but dissipated quickly. Appearance is quite hazy and a deep red/brown. Taste is excellent; so refreshing and tart. Wonderful brew, I wish I had more of it!


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