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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 2,884
Reviews: 949
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 449
Gots: 561 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Flemish Sour Brown Ale fermented in stainless then transferred to barrels for 1-4 years of aging then blended to taste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2002)
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NoLiberty

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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from an elegant brown bottle with a well designed label. The color is a beautiful rose, cran-apple, copper color with tinges of orange edging. Low but persistent head with good lacing. The aroma is the best part of this beer. It's like a summer pond - murky fresh, funky, sweet and refreshing. The strong smell creeps out of the glass. Strong notes of wood, cherry pie and baking crust. The taste is much more tart than expected. The front is big, tart and lactic and strong tartness confined to the finish. The flavor is very prevalent and drips off your teeth. I'm missing a middle maltiness that would provide a balanced sweetness but overall very impressive. The beer is dry but not puckering with a nice carbonation presence. This isn't a session beer for sure, but it's delicious nevertheless and I could come back to this one several times again.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2007 23:51:15 | More by NoLiberty
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Served on tap in a 11oz. goblet.

A- Deep garnet with a light toffee head, good degree of clarity.

S- Sour apple, light vinegar, some oak, maybe a bit of spice and vanilla.

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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