Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Sent in a beer trade by Lou91. Highly anticipated. I would never be able to get this in Michigan. Bottle is subtle and understated. 750 ml hand bottled #05-124. This could be cellared but I am going to consume now. Cork sits in silver and red cage. Cork launches with a pop but doesn't travel very far. It doesn't hit the ceiling. Poured into a New Belgium chalice.
Appearance is beautiful. Pours an oaky golden light brown. Leaving a dense one finger head on top of the beer.
Aroma: sour. Wine notes. Oaky aroma. Mostly sour. Maybe a hint of vinegar.
Taste: Sour! A bit of saltyness. A subtle oaky flavor in the aftertaste. This is a sweetart with some maturity in oak barrels. This is a sipper. It might have been more effective to put into smaller bottles. A bit of musty aged taste. This is going to take some time to completely appreciate. This tastes like a vinegar or a balsamic vinegar. I wonder if anyone has used this on salads or in other cooking. I think this should be aged longer.
Mouthfeel: noting distinguishing. Not heavy.
If I had another I would cellar for a few years.
Notes on the day after. I let sit corked in the fridge. I like it better on the 2nd day. I just tasted Supplication by Russian River and I think this one needed some more age to mellow out a bit. However, I liked it better on the second day.
Serving type: bottle
12-31-2005 05:43:48 | More by mjohn27603
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