Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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3.35/5 rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dark cherry colour, clear. Head is light beige, bubbly and foamy. Quite pleasant, but more lace/head would be nice.
Smell is very pungent and funky, almost to the point of offence. Sulfurous and solventy, slight salty sweaty note, oxidised red wine and masses of pepper. Fascinating, but I find it slightly unpleasant.
Taste is funky, peppery, dark and mysterious. Loads of tart, vinegary acidity from the get-go, with big dollops of merlot, black pepper, currants and burnt toffee/molasses. I like the acidity and the complexity, but I really couldn't drink too much of this.
Sharp pull as expected on the mouthfeel, finishes surprisingly thick and pleasant.
Can't say I'm fully reconciled with this style. I can see this particular example being well loved, but it doesn't quite sit right with me. Good luck to it.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2013 04:41:47 | More by laituegonflable
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