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RATINGS: 1629   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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4.4
BrettTaylor (773) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Pours a rich brown color. Aromas of sour cherry and cranberry, sweet caramel, and hints of wood underneath. Tastes tart with a bit of sweetness in the middle and then a really nice tart finish. Tartness is cranberry, sour cherry, and a hint of green apple. Finish is quite nice and long-lasting and encourages you to take another drink. For a sour beer lover, this is an excellent sample with a very reasonable price.


3.9
ANZUShophunter (424) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2017
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours murky maroon/amber with frothy head that fades quickly. Tart cherry from beginning to end with nice woody undertones from the oak.

4.2
zoucrew102 (1802) - - JUN 9, 2017
Bomber, 2017 vintage. Tart green apple aroma with notes of cherry, plum, oak and caramel. Pours reddish-brown with a thin tan head that has some retention and excellent lacing. Starts with cherry, plum and caramel flavors that has a lively mouthfeel. Finishes dry with tart green apple and some oak flavors. Complex and delicious, a very nice sour.

4.3
k0mpsa (2903) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2017
Bottle. Dark mahogany reddish brown color, white head. Nice aroma, cherries, plums, oak notes. Nice taste has sour notes, oak, cherries, plums, balanced and complex.

4.2
meccahh69lol (190) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Magic sour cherry happy juice! 🍒 Has a fruity and almost syrupy aroma, with a dark red appearance and smooth palate. The taste is sharp and tangy in the cheeks, with a nice, fruity finish. One of the very best sours I’ve ever had- not too light on the sour, but doesn’t ignore the fruit either. Good for hoarding to yourself when you’re supposed to share it with your boo boo at the arcade that just got pinball machines, and/or reminiscing the day after while digesting spicy wings.

3.8
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - MAY 6, 2017
Dark brown, no head. Light sour nose. Big malty base hives way to a sharp sour. Bam. It lingers too.

3.8
Ronritter (652) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2017
on tap pours auburn with thin beige head aroma is cherry and apple taste is same with a tart finish

4.3
EvanFriend (578) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Very complex. Starts out with some dry cherry, the with a sharp tartness in the middle that fades into a dry, oaky taste with maybe a hint of bitter chocolate. Ginger and spices hit with the sourness. Excellent.

4
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 (2856) - 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


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