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RATINGS: 1510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma was sour with apples, cherries and wood. Flavor was sour with oak, cherries, green apples, vinegar and some mild funk.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (787) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
Sample from Sherbrooke Liquor?s growler bar. Ric, deep red pour with a foamy light brown head. Aroma of dried fruit. Beer itself is nice and dry with tart flavours of sour cherries, prunes, apples, and figs. Definitely has a lot of flavour and complexity.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamT (245) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2014 La Folie, 22oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark reddish-brown hue, with almost fully diminishing fizzy white head. No lacing. Aroma of sour dark fruit (prunes), some dark malt, sour cherries and raspberry. Super tart cherry taste up front with more of the same finish. There was some hint of dark malt as the beer warmed a bit from start to finish. This was a dry beer, but the tartness was great. One of the best sour beers I have had so far. Awesomeness in a bottle!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1264) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
Good tartness, but also prominently malt sweetness, ciderlike, but a bit dusty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pieeetr (32) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
Bra syra, men spretig och inte den där sköna torrheten man kan få från en bra spontanare. Stilmässigt är den kanske mer lik en Rodenbach, men då tycker jag att Rodenbach har en helt annan harmoni i smakerna, håller ihop på ett betydligt mer angenämt sätt. Stor skillnad i hantverk enligt mig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown with a small off whiet head. Fruity and acid tones. Fruit, malt, hops and acidity. Medium body with a nice bitter / sour finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bricks (721) - Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2015
A palateable beer and a reasonable sour, but a taste that I just can’t appreciate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2510) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep red color. Fruity, vinous and sweet aroma. Taste is even more vinous. A bit dry. Notes of currant seeds. Reminds me of a sour beer from Lost Abbey.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wihlan (401) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Flaska från systemet - Väldigt syrlig i doften, mörk i färgen med vit skumkrona. Syrlig smak, som börjar lagom men blir sedan överdriven och smakar lite magsyra.


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