Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

jibby's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jibby (13) - California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Opaque brown. Small head. Aroma: balsamic vinegar, gingerbread cookies, cherries, caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla. Biting acidity, but balanced with some malt sweetness. Finishes off dry. Similar in flavor to what I would call "New Age Flanders Ales", like Lost Abbey Red Poppy, Cascade Sang Royale. Differs somewhat from the granddaddy Rodenbach in its gingerbread quality. It is a fine beer, with good balance and drinkability. Still, it doesn’t quite reach Rodenbach elegance or the Lost Abbey comforting mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1572) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Pours murky brown minimal head Aromas of wood, bretta, burned caramel, burned brown sugar Taste has sour fruits, oak barrel, red berries,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1735) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2015
Pours red Brown with a medium off white head. Aromas of plum, cherry, oak notes, caramel, minerals, ripe apple. Taste is cherry, plum, caramel, ripe apple, minerals, citrus, funk. Mouthfeel is tart yet smooth with medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (214) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
Taster glass at Churchkey, Washington, DC. Pours clear red-brown with a tan head. Nose is sour vinegar, sour cherry, and green apple. Notes of earth and spice. Flavour is tart green apple, sour cherry, grape skin, oak, and earth. Awesome sour!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (201) - USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours just a shade off black with a reddish tint and a white lacy head. Aroma is a vinegar like sour. Some non descript dark fruit in there too. Taste is a rich sour that?s not too strong. It starts dull and gets brighter. Nice thick mouth and light carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EdInSaltLake (713) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2015
Aroma: Sour, earthy, sweet malt, vanilla oak.
Flavor: Sour, Champagne-like earthy, pepper. Cherry fruit. A little sweeter in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cool_Bond (1845) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2015
The aroma is of berries and citrus fruits. The taste is sour, berries, light oak barrels and perhaps slightly floral. Great bitterness which fills the front of the mouth forever. Very easy to drink beer I can enjoy a long while. Does not feel quite so heavy to be a sour beer. Very good grades. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (611) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2015
Tap at brews. Pours dark dark red hue with a small light brown head. Aroma is light wood, tart cherry, traces of vanilla, the aroma is actually faint overall. Taste is dark fruit, cherry, vanilla and wood, then a nice acidic and tart finish. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2363) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
Pours hazy reddish brown with a finger of frothy light tan head. Aroma of cherries, apples, almond icing, barrel wood. Taste is rich tart - green apples, grass, slightly citrusy. Rich sour finish with just a hint of balancing sweetness. Crisp, light body with soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (201) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2015
2015 bottling. Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with beige head. Pretty complex aroma right out of the blocks with tart berries, roasted malts, old wood, a hint of chocolate and mushrooms. Feels rather like a blend of a stout and a sour beer on the nose. Big acidic attack on the palate, but then it smooths out towards the middle when some roasted malts and woody notes emerge to round it out. Medium bodied, medium finish. Very interesting. I'll grab a few more bottles to lay down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (924) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Bouteille 660ml, gracieuseté de Damon lors du CanBIF Fall 2014, Thanks! Couleur acajou presque opaque présentant des reflets rougeâtres, mousse moka fuyante. Arôme de fraise, malt caramélisé, vinaigre balsamique, noix?. Goût de fraise, acidité moyenne-élevée, malt, âcreté de pépin de fraise, boisé en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 147

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50