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RATINGS: 1473   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (841) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Poured a clear ruby color into a tulip glass with small head and good lacing. Tart cherry skin aroma with red wine and hint of oak. Taste is very tart with cherry skin and raspberry with hints of wood. Light mouthfeel with moderate/ high crisp carbonation. Very tart but refreshing and delicious sour ale. Had at Crescent Moon in Omaha. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bricks (691) - Delaware, USA - MAY 3, 2015
A palateable beer and a reasonable sour, but a taste that I just can’t appreciate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep red color. Fruity, vinous and sweet aroma. Taste is even more vinous. A bit dry. Notes of currant seeds. Reminds me of a sour beer from Lost Abbey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wihlan (390) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
Flaska från systemet - Väldigt syrlig i doften, mörk i färgen med vit skumkrona. Syrlig smak, som börjar lagom men blir sedan överdriven och smakar lite magsyra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours redish brown without a head Lots of red currants, tartness and grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malin_aiisa (58) - - APR 30, 2015
Bottle. red brown deep color. Light head caramel, cheery, sweet cellar trash cherry sour trash taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeyo1 (365) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours a brown liquid with a rather lasting beige head. Medium tart and woody aroma with some fruity sweetness. Notes of oak, sweet cherries, caramel, brown sugar, lemon, light barnyard, vinous plums, apple and some card board. Taste is dry, woody of oak and with fruity cherries initially. With a nice smooth sourness in mid taste that fades into a lasting dry, tart and acidic lemon and raspberry note in after taste. Flavors also of strawberries, earth, red apples, plums, spices. Really nice and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sask89 (469) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a clear copper colour with a nice creamy off white head. Aroma is smells a little bit like a sour cider with some oak notes, tough scent to really pin down. Taste is sour, not much else I can say. Medium body, lightly carbonated and thinner on the palate. I guess I’m just not a fan of sour beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (1037) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun vätska med låg skumslöja. Saftade, syrliga bär med inslag av ekfat. Syrlig lätt kemisk i smaken. Liten strävhet från ekfat men framförallt saftade bär. Saknar komplexitet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1767) - 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 (1758) - 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.

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