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RATINGS: 1498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Dark copper pour. Very fruity on the nose along with a bit of funk. Sour hits you at first but is complimented by apple and cherry fruit notes. Nice clean finish, like most sours.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1324) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Mahognyfärgad öl med lättare vitt skum. Doft av mogna gröna äpplen, citru, lättare funkighet och fat. I smaken så tillkommer mörka kärnfrukter som körsbär och plommon samt lite lätt karamellsötma. God, men når inte riktgt de belgiska orginalen.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (3103) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Hazy amber beer with an offwhite head. Sourish, caramell, dark fruits and licorice aroma. Sour abit vinegar flavour,with some licorice and barnyard hints.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (569) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
Braun, amber. IN der Nase Balsamico, Holz, dunkler Zucker, leichte Säure. Am Gaumen Balsamico, trocken, Eiche, Weißwein, herb, fruchtig, sauer. Top.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (776) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2015
2015 vintage. Dark amber color with big nice beige head. Aroma of apples, dark malts, a bit tobacco/burnt malts even. Taste is heavy, malty, fruits, very dry, a bit taninic, lots of wood, not too sour. Carbonation is foamy. Nice, but underwhelming. Not Top 10 Sour Red material imho. I hear other vintages are better, but this is also quite young.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2036) - 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 (988) - 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 (1903) - 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 (5091) - 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 (3030) - 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.


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