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RATINGS: 1628   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (1233) - Calgary, - JAN 1, 2013
Clear reddish copper pour with small off white head. Aroma of green apple, citrus, vinegar and sour smell. Taste is mouth puckering tart green apple, tart cherries, citrus and sour. Finishes with a hint of sweetness but dry at the same time. Over the top mouth puckering thats not really my favorite style, but I can understand the high scores on this one, top notch quality for this style.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (2882) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meccahh69lol (159) - 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 Ive ever had- not too light on the sour, but doesnt ignore the fruit either. Good for hoarding to yourself when youre 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronritter (587) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend (569) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gephross100 (916) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
malrubius (2836) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (2143) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2017
Draft Taproom (Charlottesville) as La Folie (Lips of Faith) (2017). Flavor is tart but smooth lemon, grasses, fruit.


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