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RATINGS: 1490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


Gachupines' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gachupines (1047) - USA - AUG 11, 2013
Brown with a thin lacing of white head. Aroma is strong sour fruit. Flavor is sir,.acidic fruit with a strong caramel malt. Slightly bitter, with a tartness in the finish. Wife: 4.3


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Thanks for sharing! Sampled 650 ml. bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. 2015 version. Deep pomegranate, deep cherry,… Nose is hugely acidic cherry, puckering, lemon acidic & very acidic foeder,… Taste is lightly lactic, rather muted, lightly metallic, acidic, empty jam, puckering, bit thin & hollow, thinner than expected,… Decent & not bad at all but I expected much more. Expectations failed me here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Classic "New Belgian oud bruin" so to speak, a standard in the style as far as American beers are concerned. Yellowish white, loose head, hazy coppery red brown colour. Aroma indeed of ’oud bruin’ Rodenbach style: sour cherries, passion fruit, yoghurt, strong redcurrant, some caramel, wood, hint of lemon; sweet and sour taste, very fruity and estery, cherries, passion fruit and red berries; smooth caramelly malt backbone, bready, dryingly sourish finish with just a tad of leafy hops for balance and structure as well as some woody dryness. Perfectly fine example of the style, though it seems to lack some body, finesse and depth in comparison with, for example, Rodenbach Vintage.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guiroul33 (220) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival 2015. Surprising to find this very belgian style in an american beer. Makes me think of Rodenbach Grand Cru. Very good!

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2015
Sample @ Leuven innovation Beer Festival #1 - Color: opaque hazy brown beer with no carbonation and small white head. Smell: notes of red fruits, and wine barrel. Small sour finish. Taste: good fruity taste and with a good sour balance. Final notes as red fruits like raspberry and redcurrant. Good beer well balanced. Aftertaste: good persistance of red fruits and small sour finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (9939) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
Leicht trübes orange braunes Bier mit einer geringen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach roten Beeren, leicht säuerlich. Geschmack säuerlich fruchtig, rote Früchte, pelzig, ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippieFee (121) - - MAY 24, 2015
Large Format (2015 edition) - Dirt brown color, sweet smell. Sour taste is pronounced but I have had more sour that this one. Still makes me pucker. Dry after taste from the oak aging.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4587) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Clear brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, citrus, vinegar, a bit sour.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Vinegar, tart, raisin, caramel, some fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (785) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Beer tasting @ Jorn69 22/5-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity with cherries and brett, acidic, some woody notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry, acidic and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
@ Havregatan 150522. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and bretty with cherries and something that reminds me of rhubarbs, some woody notes, sour, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (298) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
Pours mahogny-red/brown with a one finger high, beige head. Nose: Tart, red berries, dark fruit, raspberry, red apple and cherry. Taste: Malt, sour, oak, red apple, funk, mineral and citrus. Body: Medium body and carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. Sour aftertaste. Great!


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