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RATINGS: 1532   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.

dednok's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dednok (11) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a tulip with little head. Smells of oak and stone fruit. Tastes the same as the nose with funkiness and tartness. 2012 version

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (389) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
La Folie 2014. Merci Alex, à ta santé mec! Ça fait un bout que La Folie est dans mon top 5 à essayer... Au nez : my god, ça sent bon! Le côté "rouge des Flandres", avec un accent mis sur les baies sauvages (cerises noires) et les bonbons sûres. C’est complexe et intrigeant. À la fois caverneux et sombre, mais également sucré/bonbon. Bien vivante en bouche. C’est très sûre mais pas over the top, ça demeure dans la zone agréable pour un amateur du style. Je laisse réchauffer un peu, question de laisser les saveurs ressortir davantage.... Des notes de pommes vertes, de chêne, de prunes. L’alcool se fait totalement oublier par les saveurs et l’acidité. Dans le style d’une Duchesse de Bourgogne ou d’une Rodenbach Grand Cru, mais avec une complexité plus poussée et une plus grande diversité de saveurs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neepsntatties (1420) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2015
This was a 750ml bottle I purchased in 2008. The bottle # written on the label is ’08 6528. I cellared this sour for seven years and opened it today in honour of the seventh anniversary of a beer camping trip with some of my dearest friends. This beer did not disappoint! Colour...very cloudy brown with no head, and tiny yeasty chunks floating about. Nose...this beer is so fruity and acetic, that the glands in the back of my mouth started to gleek just from the smell! Palate...oh man!! This beer is so freaking sour, my salivary glands are on sensory overload!! Whoa!! Massive waves of acetic, sour goodness fill the entire palate and are laced with exquisite flavours of tart Gravenstein apple skins, mashed Italian plums, macerated Royal Anne cherries, under ripe persimmons and tannic oak. The sourness never ceases, nor does the fruit, as it carries all the way through the finish and down the gullet. Even after this beer has headed down the esophagus, the sour lingers on and on. This is most certainly one of the finest beers of this style that I’ve ever had, especially one made in the good ol’ USA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1346) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Always one of my favs and not sure why I never rated. Pours a deep reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is sour cherries, red grapes, earthy leather, and plums. The taste is so smooth with the blend of sour fruits making it complex. The foeder aging really takes the edge off but the sourness is still "In your face." Light body, light carb. Finish is fruity and tart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (422) - - AUG 23, 2015
Yeasty sweet and sour aroma. Pours dark murky brown with a light tan fizzy head. Very tart but smooth with a clean finish. Sour fruit and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (837) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is sour berries and wood. Flavor is moderately sour, a nice smooth undernote of berries, and some wood. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (947) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
2015 bottle. Pours a clear, reddish amber with a tiny, fizzy head. Aroma is tart, vinous with grapes, oak, toasted malty sweetness. Taste is sour, oaky, fruity, has cherries, vanilla and a very dry finish. High carb, light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (618) - 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 (102) - 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 (1021) - 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 (49) - 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.

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