Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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4.15/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a bottle in Denver while at GABF 2007, was pleasantly suprised to see it for sale outside the brewery which used to be the only place you could get it.
Pours tawny, reddish amber. Cloudy, with a thin head that leaves some light lacing around the glass. The aroma has huge complexity. Enteric, phenolic, slighty smoky, cidery, and perhaps a touch of oak. Nice. That complexity carries into the flavor as well, but it has a huge vinegar sourness that tends to overwhelm it. Intensely sour, with a malt vinegar/balsamic character and a little sour cherry in the backgound. Mouthfeel is intensely puckering and leaves a slight burning sensation in the middle of the throat.
La Folie is a blended beer and obviously can vary from blend to blend and bottle to bottle. I've had it before and enjoyed other samples better. To me the vinegar element was a bit overpowering in this one, but some like it that way. Despite that, this is a classic sour ale and always worth seeking.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2008 15:01:04 | More by marksto
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