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RATINGS: 1433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being hand bottled, numbered and corked for your enjoyment. Brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach – home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter’s beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.


HopsIPAndDrunk's rating

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2011
Strong fruity notes for the aroma. Amber red with clear complexion. Tan fluffy head with a dash of lacing. Heavy sour taste accompanied by a medium body. Slick texture with lively carbonation and a long, pleasant finish. Fantastic sour ale!!


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2014
A very well made sour from New Belgium. The nose here is massively enticing - puckers your nose before your tongue. Tart cherry and macerated cherries come through here with a great balance on the acidity. Big fan of this one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (259) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014
BOD 2014. Beautiful clear dark ruby pour. Held to light, it is a deep garnet. Good head volume and retention for the style. Lacing is quite good. The outstanding complex nose is light sweet red fruit - raspberries and cherries - with hints of apples and peaches, over a slightly tart and sour background. Light medium bodied with a surprisingly creamy texture given it’s carbonation. Well carbonated with explosive effervescence throughout. The flavor profile is simply World Class ( very intense amazingly complex and masterfully balanced ). It begins with an assault of the flavors of the nose. Tart fruits, with a slight sour note, slowly allow separation into their components (raspberry, cherry, tart apple) as the tart and sour mild puckering effect sets in. The middle is where the masterful balance and complexity become evident as every flavor just ebbs and flows like a tidal action. The finish is a slightly sweet flavor fade into a tart dry pucker that has crisp elements and hints of vinegar. A 12 oz. format would be ideal, as a bomber is a bit much for such a tart ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fattybladdy (617) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Dark reddish brown appearance, nice sour malt aroma. Intensely sour taste with apple and red fruit, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (1761) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2014
I was lucky enough to get a oz. sample of this very fine Sour ale last night.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2453) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear deep brown liquid with ruby hue and small to medium off-white head. Aroma of light vinegar, cherries, light strawberries, lemon, apple skin and light dried fruit. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of lemon, red berries, light wood and light vinegar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (160) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2013 bomber from my brother. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Strong tart apple and cherry smell with some lacto. Taste the same with nice slight pucker finish. Really delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at the Green Dragon, PDX, 11/11/14. Rich burgundy to chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is tarte cherries, musty, dank semi rotting woody notes, earthy, light fruit balsam tunes. Taste comprises rich oak, tarte red grape, dank, musty tones, funk, tangy and bitter red berry notes, apple core, farmyard. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, red berry rinse and semi puckerings at the close. Solid stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Hazy brown thin tan head. Aroma is woody, sour, grapes. Taste starts sour then is effervescent and like a barrel age wine. Tart finish. Nicely done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1224) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
2014 edition. Reddish brown with a thin bubbly head. So very sour smelling. Lemon, wood, mild funk, and purple grape really shows up in the aroma. Taste is the same but better. Really dig the grape. So very suck your face in sour....... Tart is an under statement. Pretty simple taste. Cherry?? The oak is very noticeable. like this for the style........... why do I like this style now? Why?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (636) - Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown. Nose is wine sourness. Taste is similar with nice dry aftertaste.


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