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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - La FolieLips Of Faith - La Folie

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2,426 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 2426
Reviews: 911
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.00% 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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PaleAlien2

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I had high hopes for this one, as it is one of the most highly regarded beers I can find in my area. I'm generally not a huge fan of New Belgian Brewing, but I wanted to try this one.

While I'm sure this beer is a fine representation of the Belgian Sour, I have to say I could barely drink it. In my purely subjective estimation, it was just far too sour for me to enjoy. My lips puckered with every drink. I couldn't even pick out any other flavors.

In a blind taste test, I would have said this was champagne, not beer--and I hate champagne.

Obviously, there must be something to this beer to garner all the great reviews it has from people more knowledgeable than myself. It just wasn't for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 02:43:27 | More by PaleAlien2
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Rustico Alexandria in a goblet 2014 vintage

A-Clear, mahogany with a one finger off-white head and a lots of lacing.

S-Aroma of tart dark fruit, cranberry and roasted malt.

T-Taste of tart dark fruit, strawberries, roasted malt, vinegar and cranberries.

M-Medium body and medium/low carbonization.

O-Overall this was great sour, it was my second sour to try and will try again because it was great!

Serving type: on-tap

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2014 bottle poured into a mini snifter.

A: Dark burgundy red. A little lacing and head, but dissipates quickly.

S: Like fruity vinegar. Acutely acidic. The sourness of this is almost overwhelming.

T: Super sour. Like biting a lime wedge sour, ok, not quite that sour. However, it is one of the most sour beers I have had. It does have a bit of a spicy fruit finish. If you like sours, you will probably like this. If you dont, you will probably hate it.

M: Tingly, a surprisingly thick feel. It is not a BA stout by any means, but for how puckering it is, its not very thin.

O: A great sour, it may only be released once a year, but had good availability despite that. Drinks great fresh.

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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