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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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fourstringer

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4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderately aggressive hand. 2014 edition. 7% ABV.

A: Slightly hazy, chestnut red-brown body. Almost 1 finger of off-white head with below average retention, but leaves very cool sudsy legs. Nice lacing.

S: Sour cherry. Citric acid, lactic acid and a touch of acetic. Sour grape. Lemon. Brown sugar. Faint oak. Nose is sweeter than the taste.

T: Assertive sour with only a very faint sweetness. Hints of malt occasionally break the surface, suggesting subtle chocolate notes. Cherry predominates in terms of fruit. Mild bitterness on a semi-dry, puckering finish. Quite sour. Alcohol is well hidden. Lemon candy/Lemonhead essence lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Low to moderate carbonation with a light body. Appropriate and suiting.

O: I'd say it's a sour bomb, with minimal sweetness and only a bit of hop bitterness to mitigate. The depth of scent is good and definitely changes as it warms. I found the taste to be a bit more one-dimensional. But if a solid tartness gets you going, I'd give this one a whirl (or two) for sure.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 02:59:16 | More by fourstringer
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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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