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RATINGS: 1598   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9995) - F*#k The Hague, 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 (8622) - 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 (1360) - 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 (2366) - 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 (933) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (8870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Draft at the black bird during sfbw. Reddy amber onion skin coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is nice tart sour, blackberry, cranberry, hints of wood and cherry. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, and sour tart cranberry and cherry fruit, wood tannin. Nice complexity. Palate is medium bodied. Semi sweet and sour, highish carbonation, semi drying finish. Cherry bakewell.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1291) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Holy shit this was good. The right mix of sour and tart. Beautiful nose just really good all the way around.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Nice clear amber, soft spotted filmed head. Nose is soft sweetness, woody caramel and no hint of the sour. Initial taste is gripping berry tart. Carbonation is middling and clean tart break on the mouthfeel. Finishes a long reaching sourness and lingers a good brassy red berry tart.

Bottle, Two Kay Tasting de la Comely Bankers Draught


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