AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Toronado, pours attractive golden amber. Interesting color with no head. The nose is tart and fruity with some wood. The flavor matches the nose closely, with a lot of sour apricots and a hint of raspberries and cherries. The finish is tannic and woody. The entire time, an acidic influence persists that, along with the wood, completely dries the mouth.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Toronado 21st Anniv. Amber, clearish with a small ring of white head. Aroma is lightly tart, but also apricots / bandaids. I guess I wasn’t sure, but it seemed a little infected. Flavor is sweet and sour, somewhat like vinegar, creamy and thick palate, and again it tastes a little infected.
bb (7234) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Nice acetic aroma. Sour acetic/vinegry flavor with some cherry and wood. Medium body. Lingering sourness with musty cherry and acetic notes.
skoisirius (1819) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Brouwerís. As much as I thought I would flip a lid over this one, I would prefer a Terrior over this simply because it lacks a small amount of bodied comparitively. That being said, the flavor on the brew is still incredible, with many different sour and funk notes. Lemons and sour pears come out in the fruit world, with lots of bittering hops to feast on throughout the finish. Good stuff.
theisti (3396) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 12 oz draft at Brouwers Cafe Sour Fest in Seattle, Washington. I had this as New Belgium Foedre. Pour is cheddar cheese orange, cloudy with a 1 inch off white head. Aroma is super sour, very tart, even medicinal. Taste is huge: super, mouth puckering, sucking on a lemon, sour. Green apple tartness in the finish. Citric, lactic. Sweet, than suddenly very dry. Finish is simultaneously mouth-coating and drying. Interesting in an over the top sour sense, but too overpowering to me. The whole experience was overwhelming. My stomach lining was screaming for me not to finish this one.
smcd (366) - USA - APR 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a tasty brew that is sad to see is no longer. Melony aromas with bready, sourdough, yeasty qualities and some phelolics. Deep, unclear orange. No head. SOUR. MMM. Tasty. A nice New Belgium product I wish I could find again.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Dr. Billís tasting @ Falling Rock, GABF 2004] An unclear orange beer with no head. The aroma is lovely sour from wild fermentation, and the flavor is an extremely sour wild fermented one with notes of grapefruit. Lovley.
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2004, Dr. Billís tasting @ Falling Rock. Great beer. Melon citrus and yeast aroma. Dope taste (I love Flemish Sours): candied sour apples, green grapes, sour cherries. Spice in the finish like a muddafugga (the whole spice cabinet was in there), but it was one of those pleasant intensities only pulled off by the best of beers.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
03. Tap FRTH 6/2004. Phenomenal sour cherry acidic aroma. Velvety mouthfeel. Beautiful sour flavor. Acidity is present, but never harsh. Some oak, but mostly rodenbach style wood aged flavor. Surprisingly coherent for an unblended beer. A fascinating look into what goes into La Folie.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the GABF Dr. Bill tasting: Clear lightly hazy copper brown with a thin white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, full of cherries and a touch of acidity. Starts semi-sweet with a hint of fructose, turning much more dry, tart, and fruity, but not overpowering. Very well-balanced, authentic and enjoyable. Thanks again to Dr. Bill.