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RATINGS: 1483   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (871) - calgary, Alberta, - JAN 1, 2013
Clear reddish copper pour with small off white head. Aroma of green apple, citrus, vinegar and sour smell. Taste is mouth puckering tart green apple, tart cherries, citrus and sour. Finishes with a hint of sweetness but dry at the same time. Over the top mouth puckering thats not really my favorite style, but I can understand the high scores on this one, top notch quality for this style.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (765) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Beer tasting @ Jorn69 22/5-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity with cherries and brett, acidic, some woody notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry, acidic and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1560) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
@ Havregatan 150522. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and bretty with cherries and something that reminds me of rhubarbs, some woody notes, sour, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (294) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
Pours mahogny-red/brown with a one finger high, beige head. Nose: Tart, red berries, dark fruit, raspberry, red apple and cherry. Taste: Malt, sour, oak, red apple, funk, mineral and citrus. Body: Medium body and carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel. Sour aftertaste. Great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma was sour with apples, cherries and wood. Flavor was sour with oak, cherries, green apples, vinegar and some mild funk.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (648) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (724) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
Sample from Sherbrooke Liquor?s growler bar. Ric, deep red pour with a foamy light brown head. Aroma of dried fruit. Beer itself is nice and dry with tart flavours of sour cherries, prunes, apples, and figs. Definitely has a lot of flavour and complexity.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamT (237) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2014 La Folie, 22oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark reddish-brown hue, with almost fully diminishing fizzy white head. No lacing. Aroma of sour dark fruit (prunes), some dark malt, sour cherries and raspberry. Super tart cherry taste up front with more of the same finish. There was some hint of dark malt as the beer warmed a bit from start to finish. This was a dry beer, but the tartness was great. One of the best sour beers I have had so far. Awesomeness in a bottle!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1217) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
Good tartness, but also prominently malt sweetness, ciderlike, but a bit dusty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pieeetr (31) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
Bra syra, men spretig och inte den där sköna torrheten man kan få från en bra spontanare. Stilmässigt är den kanske mer lik en Rodenbach, men då tycker jag att Rodenbach har en helt annan harmoni i smakerna, håller ihop på ett betydligt mer angenämt sätt. Stor skillnad i hantverk enligt mig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Reddish brown with a small off whiet head. Fruity and acid tones. Fruit, malt, hops and acidity. Medium body with a nice bitter / sour finish.


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