Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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4.8/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Had a chance to try this on tap at The Rotten Apple in Grafton Il.
A - Deep aubergine-crimson with nary a trace of head. This one is nearly opaque, and what little head exists is cinnamon brown in color, and tightly bubbled. Beautiful.
S - Vinous tannin notes spring from the chalice this was served in, bringing with them hints of red wine vinegar and tart fruit. This style always reminds my nose of a distant whiff of fingernail polish remover, and this one has less of that slightly distracting note than others of the style.
T - Super-tart under-ripe fruit (green apples, super tart young plums, and sour blackberries that probably should have been left on the bush for a few more days). This has a red-wine vinegar note that I can really dig since I put red wine vinegar on lots of stuff that I consume, and the pungent sourness really awakens the tongue and puckers the cheeks.
M - Whoowee this is sour and TART. I love that feeling of involuntary muscle spasms in my cheeks and tongue when I try something sour. This isn't as sour as maybe a gueuze or raw lambic, but its definitely got my attention. The body is actually on the lighter side, and the finish is amazingly complex as the sour-tart fades and is replaced with a dry red wine-like tannin and wood note.
D - Excellent. This would do extremely well with food, although I might not want to take away the experience of enjoying this stuff by itself.
Serving type: on-tap
08-02-2009 14:56:48 | More by pmcadamis
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