Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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3.8/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Striking deep mahogany body with an off-white head that maintains for the beer's duration.
That woodiness really comes through on the nose, almost too much. Red wine vinegar, sherry-like at times. Nice.
Sure it's sour and the acidity is pleasantly bracing but the tannic finish is almost overbearing. While I find Duchess de Bourgone too sweet this is on the opposite end of the Flemmish sour and, for me, I don't get enough sweetness. I love that sweet-tart duality that Rodenbach manages and with this I just get tons of woody dryness. Don't get me wrong, it's still awfully good and it was worth the trip to Andersonville to get this on tap.
Solid carbonation with the aforementioned tannins sticking to the tongue for a while after the last drop is gone. A decent drinking beer but an exceptional food partner.
Serving type: on-tap
06-26-2009 02:05:38 | More by malcontent
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