Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by kkipple:
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
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on draft at Rustico Alexandria in a goblet 2014 vintage
A-Clear, mahogany with a one finger off-white head and a lots of lacing.
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!
Serving type: on-tap
04-24-2014 22:21:43 | More by reebtaerG
4.29/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2014 bottle poured into a mini snifter.
A: Dark burgundy red. A little lacing and head, but dissipates quickly.
S: Like fruity vinegar. Acutely acidic. The sourness of this is almost overwhelming.
T: Super sour. Like biting a lime wedge sour, ok, not quite that sour. However, it is one of the most sour beers I have had. It does have a bit of a spicy fruit finish. If you like sours, you will probably like this. If you dont, you will probably hate it.
M: Tingly, a surprisingly thick feel. It is not a BA stout by any means, but for how puckering it is, its not very thin.
O: A great sour, it may only be released once a year, but had good availability despite that. Drinks great fresh.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 04:05:05 | More by Sumdeus
Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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