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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 2,880
Reviews: 949
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 450
Gots: 560 | 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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Philousa

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2.65/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a review of the 2012 version.

Very dark chestnut in appearance, violet against the light. A good amount of head dissipates to leave a small ring touching the glass. Sour aroma hits you right away. Light fruit accompanies it: strawberry, cherry, cranberry. Pretty traditional Flanders brown malt lies beneath the sourness. A little chocolate comes out with a swirl. Oak comes off a bit strong and seemed a little off. Taste starts super sour. Lots of strawberries and cherries. Some nuttiness. Oak comes through, but barely. I almost had to look for it, but it came as the beer warmed. Watery and dry.

Interesting, but not complex. The flavor was very one note and the aroma had an off smell to it, maybe diacetyl or phenols. This wasn't all together unpleasant, but definitely not worth the price. Maybe I'm spoiled by the local RRBC sours & availability of Rodenbach.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 03:54:39 | More by Philousa
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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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