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RATINGS: 1450   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 Ė home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peterís beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgfellow (100) - - APR 7, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a deep red with champagne head. Aroma is leather and fruit. Taste is tart fruit with pleasant oak character. Dry, dry finish.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JHeath99 (1246) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a super thin layer of tan head. Aroma of tart and funk. Taste is the same but lasts longer than most. Definitely a top notch beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TizzleJizzle (672) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bomber at the Bluebonnet Brew-Off. Poured a reddish amber color with a beige head and nice lacing. Taste of sour apple, plum, wood, funk, and sweet cherries. High fizzy carbonation, medium body. Highly complex. Best beer I sampled at the festival!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1384) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Transparent mahogany red/amber with a pinkish head and modest lace. Aromas of tart apple, melon, and oak. Big Granny Smith tartness, yeast funk, rich ripe cherry sweetness and apricot, plum and raisin. Full body, assertive carbonation, smooth mouthfeel and a dry finish. Wonderful compexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (2111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
2015 edition. Bottle at home while visiting Jacksonville. Nice custardy, lemon, light dark berry aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Cherry, lemon, light sponge cake and custard, raspberry jam... Really smooth and tasty with a great sour kick. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2015
22 oz bottle 2015 edition.
Aroma is wood, cherries, funk.
Flavor is tart cherries, raspberries, oak, earth. Light oak tannins in the finish. Paired well with some hard salami and smoked Gouda.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Reasonably clear rusty brown with a good beige head. Aroma is caramel, sour plum, cherry, red currants. Medium-light bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, tart on the palate. Taste is sour plum, cherry, red currants.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (462) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2015
It pours a ruby red with a reddish brown head. There are aromas of sour fruit. notes of apples, a bit of wood for the finish. It has a sour, tart taste with fruit and earthen elements and wood flavoring. The carbonation adds a lively pop to it on the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (2873) - Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Tap: The first true "sour" beer Iíve ever had. Deep copper, ruby-red hybrid color with a mild haze. Khaki head with decent retention leaves minimal lacing behind. Aroma full of tart apples, cherry, strawberry, lemon, sweet-tarts, wet-wood, light critter funk, & some mild vinegar. Very tart & sour up front on the tongue; puckering. Full of under-ripe strawberry, green apple, sour cherries, vinegar, & other tart berries. Wild yeast, almost a touch of yogurt in the back-end with moderate acidity & some acetic burn. Dry, sour & woody oak finish. Ever since I had this on tap years ago, I buy bottles every year it comes out. Great beer to have around. La Folie is a classic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (312) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle, deep amber, light brown head, great lacing. Aroma green apples, caramel, oak. Taste green apple, kombucha, black currants, astringent oak. Palate light, carbonation kinda subdued. This is quite sour and astringent.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (534) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2015 No doubt about it, this shit is SOUR. The aroma of citric acid, overripe fruit, and faint vinegar clues you into the liquid Warhead youíre about to taste. First, letís talk about the appearance. La Folie is more on the brown side of mahogany. The body is effervescent and the head is fizzy. Now, we can dive into the taste. Holy hell. La Folieís sourness somehow manages to be complex and intense, Yet, itís so damn intriguing that you have no choice but to come back for more. Pungent vinegar, tart berry (raspberry and cranberry), tangy apple, vinous notes, lemon zest, and an earthy sourness from the yeast. For the uninitiated, La Folie will be beguiling. For folks who love sour, funky brews, La Folie is a wonder.


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