Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Jsenay:
3.5/5 rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
poured from bottle into snifter
A - Reddish copper, low carbonation and a head that dissipates almost immediately.
S - Apple cider vinegar, sour cherries and granny smith apple, oak and a subtle vanilla aroma.
T - Similar if not exactly the same as the nose. Woody and tart. Sour cherries and apple.
M - Produces a small pucker. Acidic with a tart and dry finish.
O - Not a bad offering from New Belgium. Tastes like a dumbed down Rodenbach. Which I guess would make since due to the fact their head brewer helped New Belgium with this project. I have heard that the 2007 vintage of this beer is phenomenal. Overall the 2012 hits me as a decent sour but, there are much better offerings out there when it comes to Flemish red's and brown's.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2012 08:22:00 | More by Jsenay
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass; 2013 vintage, bottled 12/2/2012. Pours crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, plum, red wine vinegar, caramel, brown bread, hay, straw, grass, leather, toasted oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/lactic yeast, dark malt, and oak notes; with good strength. Taste of sour cherry, green apple, cranberry, raisin, plum, red wine vinegar, caramel, brown bread, hay, straw, grass, leather, toasted oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, cranberry, raisin, plum, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, leather, toasted oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/lactic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Flanders brown ale. All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/lactic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink even with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 03:24:26 | More by superspak
Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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