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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 2427
Reviews: 911
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.00% 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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kkipple

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2004, drunk June 2008.

A. Fine dirty bungundy. Tenacious off white head that fades low but never fully dies. No active carbonation.

S. Outstanding. Tons of oak and sour cherries, barrel funk, sweaty socks and wood, fruit and old fermented sugars that still cling to life. Musty and oaky, wild and tart. Very pungent. Memorable.

T. Very woody, with heaps of barrel character and old earthy cherries. A bit of vinegar and booze, but this is only 6%... Tart and sour, fruity, eye-opening and refreshing. A very good American Flanders, and better than some "real" Flanders I've had.

M. Dry, sour tart, and lightly carbonated. Fine carbonation lends a sparking wine character here. Quite drinkable after a pile of BBQ and potatoes, really.

This is a fine Flanders ale that stands with the best of 'em. Another knockout from New Belgium. Thanks to ThomasHardy for the bottle! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2008 22:29:46 | More by kkipple
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S-Aroma of tart dark fruit, cranberry and roasted malt.

T-Taste of tart dark fruit, strawberries, roasted malt, vinegar and cranberries.

M-Medium body and medium/low carbonization.

O-Overall this was great sour, it was my second sour to try and will try again because it was great!

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S: Like fruity vinegar. Acutely acidic. The sourness of this is almost overwhelming.

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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