Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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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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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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