Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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4.2/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Pours a deep, dark brown/ruby, with a black appearance outside of light. Head is slightly reddish and tan, finely bubbled, and retains well. Lace is average.
Nose is sour and funky the way it should be. Cherries, some lemon, and a lot of Brett dominate the smell, with cherries being the biggest fruit and a very pungent aroma in particular. Wood stands tall as well. Some barnyard funk from the Brett comes out stronger as the beer warms, with more mustiness coming out as well.
Pretty good strength of puckering on initial taste with tons of yeastiness - great start. Fruit flavors after that are good, but a bit underwhelming, with cherries this time taking a backseat to a simple lemon juice. Oak is prominent once again. Finish is a lemon/Brett battle royale.
Mouthfeel is very puckering as mentioned in the taste, with a full body and a strong acidity. Very nice, even if I have to keep taking sips of water to keep my tongue from shriveling up. Carbonation is perfectly understated and works well with the beer. Drinkability is great too - for a beer in this very sour style, it remains enticing and flavorful from start to finish. The lemon gets to be a bit much maybe after a glass and a half, but I still liked it.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2011 10:24:51 | More by madvermin
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