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RATINGS: 1491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdInSaltLake (724) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aroma: Sour, earthy, sweet malt, vanilla oak.
Flavor: Sour, Champagne-like earthy, pepper. Cherry fruit. A little sweeter in the finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cool_Bond (1930) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2015
The aroma is of berries and citrus fruits. The taste is sour, berries, light oak barrels and perhaps slightly floral. Great bitterness which fills the front of the mouth forever. Very easy to drink beer I can enjoy a long while. Does not feel quite so heavy to be a sour beer. Very good grades. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (618) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap at brews. Pours dark dark red hue with a small light brown head. Aroma is light wood, tart cherry, traces of vanilla, the aroma is actually faint overall. Taste is dark fruit, cherry, vanilla and wood, then a nice acidic and tart finish. Pretty damn good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2600) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
Pours hazy reddish brown with a finger of frothy light tan head. Aroma of cherries, apples, almond icing, barrel wood. Taste is rich tart - green apples, grass, slightly citrusy. Rich sour finish with just a hint of balancing sweetness. Crisp, light body with soft to average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (213) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2015
2015 bottling. Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with beige head. Pretty complex aroma right out of the blocks with tart berries, roasted malts, old wood, a hint of chocolate and mushrooms. Feels rather like a blend of a stout and a sour beer on the nose. Big acidic attack on the palate, but then it smooths out towards the middle when some roasted malts and woody notes emerge to round it out. Medium bodied, medium finish. Very interesting. I'll grab a few more bottles to lay down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (967) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Bouteille 660ml, gracieuseté de Damon lors du CanBIF Fall 2014, Thanks! Couleur acajou presque opaque présentant des reflets rougeâtres, mousse moka fuyante. Arôme de fraise, malt caramélisé, vinaigre balsamique, noix?. Goût de fraise, acidité moyenne-élevée, malt, âcreté de pépin de fraise, boisé en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (995) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
650 ml bottle from systembolaget. Hazy amber reddish brown with off white head. Smell is funky sour with ripe sweet fruit. Taste is sour citrus with slight earthy bitter finish. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. Medium sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
From notes on 3/20/15 Very sour. Slightly salty with some oak taste. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
Really nice sour red/brown. Sour caramel and some cherry, cedar and maple wood character really came through nicely. Great tart overtones with rewky nice lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1462) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Appearance: dark purplish brown with a short, fizzy light tan head quickly fading. Aroma: pretty typical sour red, with balsamic, cherry, and wood notes over some leather. Taste: bracingly tart up front, with cherry, raspberry, light green apple, and semi-sweet balsamic, with a hint of soy sauce and wet stick. Finish: dry, lingering dark fruit, a bit musty. Notes: A pretty good take on the style. Not the best I’ve had from the U.S., but near the top. Well-executed. Bottle from Roots Market.


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