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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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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JAN 25, 2009
750ml bottle:2008 vintage. Tart fruity aroma, tan head, brown color. Thanks Sean. Sours are my favorites and this is at the top of the list. The age really shows well as no one element over powers another.the complex fruit profile seems different with each taste. Awesome beer!


5
johnhcarr () - - JUL 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 Brown sour yet drinkable - taste moderately differs from year to year

4
sebastokrator (120) - - JUL 10, 2017
,Pours a dark brown with some nice beige head. The nose is sour apple, oak, cherry, and a hint of vinegar. Taste is a nice sour apple and hint of cherry. The oak barely comes through. The finish is quite fruity. Light to medium bodied, with light carbonation. This is just a good solid sour.

3.7
Padedze (49) - - JUN 25, 2017
Purchased Washington DC in May 2017. Drunk June 25. Dark sour. Nice lingering head. Good aroma. Cherry lemon sourness. Tart but refreshing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
ANZUShophunter (445) - 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 (1869) - - 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 (2964) - 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 (218) - 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 (724) - 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 (592) - 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.


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