Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by Tdizzle:
3.9/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a New Belgium globe glass.
A- La Folie pours a clear reddish-brown with amber hues at the bottom of the glass. A moderate amount of tan colored foam breaks apart into a thin layer over the beer. Some stringy lacing hangs around.
S- Notes of acidic dark-cherry sourness coupled with a pronounced oak barrel aroma. Though this beer is only 6% alcohol, the smell possesses a strange "hot" quality that's a bit acrid; sort of like rotten, fermented citrus fruit.
T- Moderately intense sourness hits the sides of the palate, giving way to flavors of bready, slightly sweet malts and oak barrel. The finish is dry and leaves a nice woody flavor lingering on the back of the tongue.
M- A medium-bodied mouthfeel with watery edges and a good amount of active carbonation.
D- An interesting beer. Tons of barrel character and lots of puckering sourness, but the funky smell kinda threw me off. I made my way through a 22oz bottle with ease though.
So far, this is my favorite bottle version in the Lips of Faith series.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2009 05:45:08 | More by Tdizzle
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4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
T- More sour apple than anything, then some light vinegar, some oak, finishes dry. Not as complex as Le Terrior IMO.
M- Medium a bit more carbonation then I was expecting.
O- A great American version of the style and one of the best beers I've had from New Belgium. Definitely give this one a try.
Serving type: on-tap
07-16-2014 15:57:55 | More by PaulyB83
Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 2,880 ratings.