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RATINGS: 1632   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 it’s considered one of the best sour beers around.

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gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2017
2009 bottle thanks to Bill pours ruby red with no head. Cherry nose, battery, medium sourness. Light body. No carbonation.

4.4
malrubius (2896) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2017
2017 bottle from Brewtopia, drank last night. Reddish dark brown with lasting beige head and lace. Sour cherry woody earthy aroma. Mild ripe cherry plum sweetness with woody earthy light bitterness in very dry woody spice finish. Medium light body, nice fine internal carbo. TOTALLY FUCKING EXCELLENT. Up there with the best Flanders reds.

4.4
xhophead (24) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2017
2016, 22 oz. Pours deep red/brown, one finger head dissipates quickly leaving a bit of lacing. Fruit and wine on the nose. Raspberry, fig with a nice sour funk. Beautiful balanced finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
gripweed57 (2460) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2017
22 ounce bottle. (2016 vintage). Pours a ruby red, brown color. Small creamy light tan head. Nose is earthy, leathery with sour plum notes. Big puckering sour fruit notes upfront. Notes of sour apple, sour cherry and oak. As the beer warms, the character becomes smoother and the sour notes are less assertive. The finish is lightly tart with a chewy mouthfeel. Very good.

3.5
hershiser2 (3235) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2017
Draft Taproom (Charlottesville) as La Folie (Lips of Faith) (2017). Flavor is tart but smooth lemon, grasses, fruit.

4.1
cmacklin (1171) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
650ml bottle. (2016 vintage) Pours a clear deep ruby with some sediment floating around and a medium, short lived, beige head that leaves spotty lacing. Sour aroma of dark malt, prunes, cherry, apple cider vinegar, red wine and oak. Sweet flavour of green apple, cherry, raspberries, vinegar and oak with a dry, sour, acidic finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent, the pucker power was over hyped but still very enjoyable.

3.9
NikkTwist (3219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2017
UPDATED: APR 2, 2017 Draft at Khyber Pass. Translucent dark ruby brown pour with just a thin fizzy ring. Clean complex sour red/brown. Tart, earthy and malty. Sour cherries. Cocoa beans. Plums. Dates. Brazil nuts. Raspberries. Toffee. Apple cider vinegar. Sassafras. Molasses. Pomegranate. Broadens nicely as it warms. More interesting with every sip.

4
copestx (227) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2017
2014 bottles back in November ’14 and now in March 2017. Aroma is quite strong -- oak, dark fruit, red wine, sour funk. Taste follows aroma along with some cofee, cola, raisins and dates. Complex beer. Sweetness increased and sourness decreased over time, as well as the oak/wine flavors dominating the aftertaste (it was more smooth back in ’14). IMO was markedly better back in ’14 but still really good three years on.

4.2
Haslinger (929) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2017
on tap at New Belgian on a blustery Colorado day. Wow this is a good one. Some fruit, malt and a bit of sour vinaigrette in it. Damn fine beer

4.1
gopherfan99 (1826) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle; pours brown with some tint and thin tan head; light tart aroma of red fruits, wood, malt, and hints of apples; taste is tart red fruits, apples, wood, and malt notes; tart, dry finish; very good


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