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RATINGS: 1621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 its considered one of the best sour beers around.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (2152) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Thanks to Werkmeister. Dark brown reddish body with tan head. Aroma is nice roasted malts dried fruits hints of sourness. Taste is sour roasted malts coffee some fruits maybe some leather . Aftertaste is sour roasted malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (2007) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
650 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister, thanks!
Deep ruby body, with a medium, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of overripe fruits, leather, dried fruits, some wood, some cocoa.
Tastes quite similar, with even more leather notes.
Medium, a bit oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes moderate sour, leathery, a bit wooden, fruity.

Very nice. Interesting, with lots of leathery notes, that arent too intensive though. Drinks quite easy, with a not too strong sourness. Not outstanding, but well drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (2679) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 28, 2017
0,66l bottle at Linz Tasting shared by me from trade with fabiand, bit thanks for this one. Vintage 2015. brown cloudy color, small off-white head. smells of honey, light acidic, bit citric, nutty, marzipan, bit dusty, some fruity notes. nice smell sourness not noticable at all though. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, berry notes, light cherries, resin, bit acidic, lightly vinegarish, some sweetness, bit herbal, rather leathery. finishes light to medium sour with notes of citrus, berry notes and rather leathery. not bad, but lacks a bit balance, did expect a bit more of this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1519) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Our tour guide at the brewery suggested that you have to date (or taste) a sour three times to really warm up to it. I like that, and Im going to borrow it. This one is pretty tasty, definitely some acidic funk that isnt for the faint of heart, but also not the most complex of sours. Nicely balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2858) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Thanks to Hertie for sharing this 2013 bottle. Pours a hazy brown with orange highlights and a tan head. It smells a bit infected. Wood, cherry, some tartness and some fruit. The taste is fairly punchy fruit - cherry, wood ending super dry. Very active carbonation...not so smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclefrito62 (236) - Stow, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
22 ounce bottle. 2015 vintage. Very unique beer You can taste the burnt wood and the sour, which is not very overwhelming. You can smell the sour with wood. Dark brown in color and smooth when drinking When poured you get some head. Overall this is a really nice sour. Happy New Year!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ghostbeer (202) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Delicious and brown with complex cherry and dried cherry and some sweet spice notes. This was the 2014 offering and was quite good and tart with balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehaak26 (423) - - DEC 4, 2016
On tap at HopCat. Pours brown with little to no head. Aroma of green apple and cherry. Taste is tart and pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2016
22 oz bottle. Vintage 2012. (New Belgium Brewing Co) Ft Collins, CO.
Halloween rooftop rating session in the dark. Chicago, IL.

Dark red brown color with a small tan head. Looks really nice. Sourness, red berries, wood, mold, sweetness, cherry and malt in the aroma. Complex. The flavor is sourness, tartness, red berries, cherry and woody dryness. Very nice. Balanced and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1754) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
Bomber vintage 2014 dguste en compagnie de Cdrick. Robe rouge pourpre et profonde sur laquelle une franche mousse demeure longuement assise. Une quantit presque outrageante de fruits foncs. De la prune confite, de la pelure de figue, du raisin noir. Une bire qui minspire un trange croisement entre une bire sre et une quadrupel. Le bois occupe une place importante et contribue une importante acidit dans laquelle je retrouve du jus de pommes frachement presses. Trs intense, je crois adorer une gorge sur deux de cette bire hors normes.


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