Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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3.83/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2012 edition reviewed on April 28, 2013. Poured from a bottle into a Duvel tulip. The beer pours brown with a hint of ruby red, fairly clear, and sports about a half finger of khaki head that dies off very quickly, leaving a thin layer of foam. The nose has some nice fruity malt aromas of plums, figs, and dark cherries. There is also a faint vanilla-like oaky note.
Light to medium body and a sharp, tart flavor. There are a few sweet notes here on the front of the tongue, but the sour notes truly dominate. After a very brief vanilla and caramel-like note, big cherry and lemon notes rush in and scour the palate. The mouth dries out in back, leaving a red wine-like tannic feel that makes the beer very appetizing. Very sour, but doesn't get very high marks in the complexity department.
Not really an Oud Bruin, as it lacks the maltiness of that style. More in the tradition of a Flanders Red Ale in flavor profile. Not the most sour beer I've had, but a tart, unbalanced, acidic beer that American fans of sour beers should enjoy. It's good, but I probably won't buy it again. Goudenband is cheaper than what I paid for this.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2013 17:14:20 | More by deadonhisfeet
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