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RATINGS: 1494   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.


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1.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
vtmobile (43) - Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2006
this might be my first sour but it will be my last. 13 bucks for this vile buttugly brew that was little more than hard cider with foam. The palate is fruity with a nice bloom of sour cherries and lemon. The caqrbonation is weak and short. The tart blasts on your tongue and just turns you mouth on its side. sorry.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2034) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2015
Flaska från SB, årgång 2015. Smak och doft av äpple, körsbär, röda vinbär, trä, jäst, klarbär med toner av vinäger och plommonkärnor. Lagom sötma, fin syrlighet och balans, torr, beska med smak av ekträ, jordgubbar, jord och röda bär. Frisk och fruktig. Mycket gott!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marthares (51) - - MAY 26, 2015
Pours reddish brown, aromas of vanilla, ripe fruit, caramel; tastes sour, red fruits, wood; nice bitterness and wood aftertaste. Great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElManana (981) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! High expectations for this one, totally not delivered. Give me Liefmans Goudenband above this one, any freakin’ day. This is gettin’ more love, just because it’s American, that doesn’t make it better however. It’s boring, not too sour, some green apple. Not worth the hype.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
sample from bottle at LIBF, cloudy light brown to dark red colour with a tanned head, nose of tart, cherries, malts, caramel, vinegar, wine, citrus, tart fruit notes, yoghurt, cranberries, crisp malty mouthfeel, sour green apples, funky barnyard, nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5041) - 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 (9962) - 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.


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