Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by drunkboxer1:
4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Never had a beer like this before. Poured into a snifter. It smells pretty strange, at first it reminds me of the way a lot of white wines (chardonnays I guess) smell. Theres some sweet maltiness to it as well. Tastes completely different than any other beer I've had. Really tart and sour. Reminds me of a cider in some ways, but with a grainy malty taste behind it all. Mildly sweet finish. It reminds me of berries, I guess. But as you drink it the caramely sweetness from the malt comes out. There's no real hop presence, and I guess there isn't supposed to be? Pretty complicated, I don't really know what I'm tasting here. Good though.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2009 02:26:43 | More by drunkboxer1
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4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass; 2013 vintage, bottled 12/2/2012. Pours crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, cranberry, green apple, raisin, plum, red wine vinegar, caramel, brown bread, hay, straw, grass, leather, toasted oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/funky/lactic yeast, dark malt, and oak notes; with good strength. Taste of sour cherry, green apple, cranberry, raisin, plum, red wine vinegar, caramel, brown bread, hay, straw, grass, leather, toasted oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, cranberry, raisin, plum, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, leather, toasted oak, musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/lactic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/acidity balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding Flanders brown ale. All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/funky/lactic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink even with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 03:24:26 | More by superspak
Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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