RATINGS: 1608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2016
2014 vintage bottle from Growlr Grlz (Durham), shared with Tim in Pittsburgh. Pours deep reddish-brown with a small white head. Sour fruit aroma hits you hard. Taste is incredibly tart; mouth-puckeringly (is that a word?) so. Very dry finish. Not much of the oak barrel comes through here. Palate is average but not a detriment in any capacity. This is ridiculously amazing sour beer, no matter the vintage. If you are ambivalent about sours this one will change your mind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (590) - - MAY 28, 2016
Pours a dark brown/redish body with a thin head. Odd but interesting aroma. Nice fruity sour taste with a very nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdleedahl (236) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
This beer is awesome, full bodied, perfect sourness, caramelly to the right extent. Toronado SF. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
OnTheTrail (418) - Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2016
At TourdeFat. Medium copper brown, no head because pretty poured.Aroma is intense, winey, dark fruit, sourness. Taste has raisins, other dark fruit, espresso, and a rich elusive almost lemon candy sourness. Maybe some cola notes. Complex, a lot to taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4815) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2016
Drunk in the foeder room on the tour of New Belgium, it sure as hell doesnt get much cooler than that. A reddish brown with a tart plum and cherry aroma. Tart lightly oaky flavor of acidic berries with some lactic acid in the finish. A top quality tart & sour beer that drinks easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (587) - East Lansing, USA - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Pours a very deep red with no see through. Sour aroma with mildly disappearing mouthfeel. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (964) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Aroma: oak, sour fruit, vinous Appearance: hazy amber with a thin off-white head Taste: heavily sour, medium sweetness, Palate: light-medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish Tasty sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gespuccian (141) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2016
Aroma is stone fruit, some oak. Pours a dark brown, with little head that dissipates quickly. Taste is cherry, sour apple, and oaky dryness. Finishes sour but very clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - APR 18, 2016
Poured from a bottle into a snifter Appearance The beer pours a deep mahogany color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head fades very fast, leaving just some hints of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma of the brew is big of a sour green apple smell mixed with a good deal of sour cherry. The sour fruity smells are accompanied by some aromas of oak and a strong apple cider vinegar and slightly hay-like aroma. Taste The taste begins with a rather sour green apple flavor mixed with a little bit of cherry. The cherry grows slightly stronger as the taste advances with a sour flavor of apple cider vinegar coming to the tongue. Along with these developing flavors comes strong flavors of hay and some yeast. A light level of cherry sweetness develops toward the middle, with it only fading again more toward the end of the taste. At the very end, a decent showing of oak and even more tart green apple and sour tastes come to the tongue, leaving one with a cherry and apple fruited sour taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the brew is rather thin with a carbonation level that is moderate. The thin body is fantastic for the sour flavors and with the medium carbonation it makes for an easier drinker in light of its very sour and bitter nature. Overall- A somewhat fruity, but still rather dry and quite sour brew. A pretty good example of a Flanders Oud Bruin and one to at least give a try too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2016
Pours ruby with medium tan head. Sour slightly smoky aroma. Flavor very complex with hints of caramel, sour cherry, smoke barely breaking through the sour palette. Intense but didnt quite work as hoped.

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