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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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2,891 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,891
Reviews: 949
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 450
Gots: 564 | 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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drizzam

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another in a growing obsession for sour beers...

A - Pours with a clear brown body...ruby in color when held to a bright light source. An aggressive pour yielded a very impressive 3 finger light tan head. Excellent head retention and lacing.

S - Sour smelling...a vinegar like aroma seems to dominate. It seems like a sour cherry mixes in with the vinegar to add a bit of complexity, though far from being off the charts. Not hugely aromatic... but judging from my recent love for sour beers, this smells very inviting.

T & M - My first impression was that this was vinegar heavy, but as I took my second and subsequent drinks, it became more fruit oriented, with sour cherries becoming bolder. As it warms, the barnyard-like funk becomes more prevalent. Big oak starting to come through. The more I drink, the better it gets! Medium bodied, with a certain coarseness from the carbonation...almost gives it a crisp character.

D - Maybe I'm a sucker for sours, but this beer is top notch in my book! My first review of the Flanders Red style, if all beers in this style taste like this, I'll be buying up all I can get! The only knock on this brew is the cost...but as it says on the label, this beer was fermented between 1 and 3 years for mouth puckering perfection. Sign me up for rehab...this beer is one of my favorite sours at this point! I will be buying more.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 04:00:29 | More by drizzam
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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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