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RATINGS: 1581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1097) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
(2015 650ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours a clear deep mahogany with a moderate head of dark cream froth that lingers with lots of lace. Aroma fairly sour with sour cherry, balsamic, lots of wet oak and earthy forest notes, a bit of toast to the malt, a hint of sweet caramel for balance. Rather acetic overall. Palate is much less sour, very woody with lots of wet oak and even basement notes, a bit of cherry and raisin, slightly acidic vinous notes but more lactic than acetic, even a bit of lemon juice. Some sweetish caramel, and lightly toasted malts showing up towards the finish with lightly bitter leathery oak. Lightish body with moderate, mouth-filling carbonation. Not a bad Flemish brown, but it doesn’t really touch the best in style. Seems like the new incarnation isn’t quite a match for the old.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (341) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Aroma nuts, cherries, Appearance amber, brown, clear, minimal head, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium sourness, Palate medium body, lively, fizzy, Overall I’m new to sour beers so I can only go off of what I have had up to this point. This sour is really nice to me. Very easy to drink and not overly tart. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Deep, enticingly fruity nose with Concord grapes, wood, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, cacao, earth, and calvados caramel; shift your lungs into third gear and you’ll delve into the grainier, drier notes, with some panko crumbs. Underneath it all there’s a very slight funk. The mouthfeel is fizzy, with lively carbonation that dissolves the medium body into foam as you press it against your palate. I would have wished for something slightly less intrusive, as so much fizz gets in the way of such a beautiful beer. The beer is bright on the tongue, very acidic with residual sugary sweetness and a dry, grainy backbone. An extremely pleasant aftertaste of Concord grapes and Trolli gummies lingers. Outstanding, delicious, and super interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2848) - New York, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottled from Giant. Red brown pour. Malts, sour patch kids and some body. Bit of wood. Pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chupachups01 (38) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 19, 2015
Poured in a Spiegelau wit glass at home. Served chilled. Not as good as i remembering it being. This is my second bottle today. Slightly watery. Hint of barrels. Will try a warmer bottle next time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (314) - - DEC 8, 2015
Cherry juice and oaky aromas. Taste is nice lightly roasted malts and oak, then a tart sourness of cherries and balsamic vinegar kicks in the back.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottled@AIH53 (from systembolaget, umeå). Orangeish amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is kind of sour wood along with some mild slight sour fruity notes. Flavour is very similar. This feels rather hyped to me, and don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautifully balanced sour beer. But it lacks the depth of lambic, Rodenbach or most other "classics" in the sour/wild category. So adding something that’ll give depth to it would help it out from going from very nice to marvellous. I had vintage 2015 now on this very date (and have stored the bottled in constant temp and dark since I got it in Spring 2015).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15505) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottled 650ml (AIH53, from SB)
Dark ruby color, small beige head. Nose has cherry, lactose overall fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor has acidic cherry, tartness and overall fruity flavor. Somewhat watery finish. Simple. Some wooden notes. It’s good and it’s tart but something is missing here to qualify 100 percentile.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Rating #1303 25.10.2014 On tap @revolutionyeg - Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly head that disapparates rather quickly. Aroma is wild cherries, sour plum tartness - rich, fruity texture. Palate is well balanced - lots of tart cherry, sweetness from the barrel component - lovely sour/bruin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AwaKe (192) - Laval, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
En bouteille. Couleur brune, translucide, légère mousse. Arômes très boisé, surette avec un peu de pruneau. En bouche belle acidité, pas mal plus fruité qu’à l’odorat, pommes vertes, un peu de cerises, mais aussi beaucoup de chêne en fin de bouche. Ça enveloppe bien la bouche, très rond. Finale sec avec un peu d’acidité résiduelle style vinaigre balsamique. Excellent compte tenu du prix et de la disponibilité, par contre rien pour virer fou.


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