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RATINGS: 1526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

rubbishystuff's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 At Rockwells. Quite puckery sour at first. Then it calms down a bit. Wine like and woody flavors. Maybe could have been a bit sweeter for my personal tastes but over all quite nice. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (600) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
Dark ruby pour, big beige head that sticks around. Aroma is sour cherries, red fruit, red wine, wood, some sugary sweetness. Taste follows though a little more sour / acidic. Full body with strong carbonation, dry finish with a long lasting taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prolitariat777 (54) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Garnet red. Light light carbonation. Hazy with some yeast inside. Grass and sour tart some sour prune and cherries. Sweeter finish and tinge of wine cellar

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (851) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle. Red in colour, clear with pinky very small head. Aroma and flavour of tart and sweet cherries, berries and citrus. Small oaky notes. The beer is bery sour, dry and tart finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
triximonk (48) - SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
Pours a clear blood red with little to no head. Aroma is sour cherries and sweet dark plum marmalade. Taste is cherries, burned wood and tangerines. Sourness is well balanced and there’s a slight nice bitterness with plum and cinnamon in the after taste that lingers in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2091) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle from Elmanana. Many thanks! Red colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of red berries, balsamico, vinegar, lemon. bitter earthy notes. Refreshing, but not very well balanced. I like Rodenbach Vintage much better!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4085) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Dark red pour from draft at Beef and Barley. White sticky head. Sweet cherry and tart aroma. Strawberry and fruit punch. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (705) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
Red-brown color, beige head. Red berries nose, wood, caramel. Berries taste, strawberries, sour notes, wood, hints of cherry pits, caramel malt and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Xebbe (136) - - JUL 24, 2015
Doftar som jordgubbssylt på ristat bröd. God smak. Inte så märkvärdigt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours light hazy dark reddish brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma is vinous, vinegar, oak, vanilla, tannic, red berries, balsamic notes. Taste is tannic, oak, red berries, malty, vinegar, balsamic, slightly toasty for some reason.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1893) - Alabama, USA - JUL 17, 2015
650ml bottle, bottled 18/01/15, BBE 28/02/16. Pours a deep ruby red with a good, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is a heady mixture of sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, some green apple skin, sour, some red berries. Taste is somewhat sour, balsamic vinegar, red berries, sour cherry. A lot of berry and caramel on the aftertaste. Not sweet. Fairly full. Great sipper.

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