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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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95
world-class

2,850 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,850
Reviews: 948
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 445
Gots: 559 | FT: 33
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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PaleAlien2

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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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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 2,850 ratings.