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RATINGS: 1422   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
Pours a reddish brown color. Minimal head retention in the tulip glass. Aroma is of green apples and hints at the acidity of the beer. Taste is dry and tart almost vinegary. On the finish there is an earthy note and hints of sour cherry. Good beer but not my favorite sour, too dry.


1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hinez57 (175) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2014
What one expects in a sour ale is present in aroma and taste with both being dominated by earthy bright sourness reminiscent of tart lemonade with various outdoor sour notes. Looks decent and the palate while thin and what you’d expect is nice. However I could not finish this beer. It was boring and one-note. Sour dominates leaving no hint of grain or vestiges of the base beer. It’s simply one note that’s to loud, too strong, it’s the only thing you get from this beer. It is an orchestra dedicated to playing one note, all together continuously, loudly, obnoxiously. I think it would be great as a blend with other brews. Seriously disappointed with this ’legendary’ 100 pt brew. One of the less pleasing beer experiences I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - OCT 17, 2014
On tap at The Tap Room -- poured into an English pint glass. Almost no head on top of a dark ruby colored beer. Smell of lacto, cherry, hint of wood. Flavor is a cherry fruit, followed by heavy lacto sourness. Not quite so sour you tingle in the cheeks, but almost. This is a great sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PacNWDad (90) - Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2014
On draft (2014?) at Chuck’s bottle shop. Orange brown color, with a medium amount of white head. Slightly cloudy. Lace lingers a bit. Aroma of caramel, very little hops, fallen leaves, cranberry, cherry. Starts sour, and then sweet, with a sour finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, slightly oily texture, a little metal with a fairly long finish. Nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (506) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
650 mL bomber dated 2014. Crystal clear garnet with a short lived head of off white foam. Very nice to look at. Malt forward on the nose with dark bread, light caramel, subtle toastiness, some dark fruit as well. Malty-sweet at first and quickly cut by a bracing lactic sourness, no hints of acetic yet. Finishes with a rounded Dutch cocoa tone. Dry and very tart with moderate plus carbonation. Very good, could certainly withstand a half a decade of aging to round it out.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says yuck. She gives a 1. C. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Slight haze, chestnut colour, fizzy carbo; deep nose - rich red malts, acid - very true to style. There is a good dose of acidity right off the bat, followed by a heavy tannic influence and light raisin; from there the reddish malt, acidity and wood all bounce around the palte. This is somewhere between the Rodenbach Red and Grand Cru, with a flavour so similar to the Red that you are forced to compare the two, but with a bigger body.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
08.10.2014, 0,65l bottle (2013) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish fruity, strawberry, sugar, oak, soda powder, grass, vinegar, dried fruits, hay. Taste is dry and fresh sour, sorrel, soda powder, vinegar, grass, oak, raw rhubarb, sour unripe berries, lemon, minerals, weeds. Medium bitterness, dry sour-ish mouthfeel. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ej (745) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
Dark coppery small head. Aroma of wood/oak and tartness. Taste is a nice blend of the sweet and sour. More of the sour tho and that is quite beneficial. A very good and pleasant beer. Typical flanders red/bruin. Fairly dry with close to high mevels of co2.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
0.65l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew, from trade with ig88b. Huge thanks man! In the glass this is a cloudy looking dark rust brown colored one. It also has a nice slowly fading beige lacing head on the top. It has this surprisingly fruity nose this! Almost a little sweet, but still tart. Yeah, this is one good smelling nose. Lots of berries, blackberries, grass, some brown sugar and hints of lingon berries. Really nice! Tastes even better. It’s definitely sour, slightly woody. Lemon stingy, lots of red berries. Wonderful in the mouth with a near smooth mouthfeel and a just above average carbonation level. Zingy without being to much. Well balanced. Almost a little okay in a way. Sorrel and lemons. This is superbly drinkable. A wonderful beverage. 08.10.2014

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"2006-the brett has taken over! this was the sourest of them all. prickly carbonation , and a touch lighter in color than the 08, which seems to be more mass produced. super acidic, sour apples. intense. 2007-the opposite happens with these beers...they get funkier/more sour as the brett takes hold as they age. the 07 is more what i expected. tart, even sour, but not quite bracingly so. the aroma of all 3 was complex and wonderful. apples and cider vinegar. closer to the 06 than the 08 in color, flavor, and aroma. 2008-wood please?! this one is darker, tamer, smoother, better (arguably). heavy oak flavor and nose, almost to the detrement of the sour complexity, but man is it smooth. I’m torn between the 07 and 08. 06-4.0 07-4.3 08-4.3 got this one off ebay and it was worth every penny... Not as intense ever since it became a more mainstream lips of faith beer. Bigger batches = less wild? Either way, our next 3 year vertical was 2010,11,12 and it just didn’t stack up. Lots of wood, more sweet than sour, less complexity. On their own, only the 2012 would have got a 4. This brew has definitely slipped. Still good, but I’ve been skipping it in favor of other sours at $13-14


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