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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 2419
Reviews: 910
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Flemish Sour Brown Ale fermented in stainless then transferred to barrels for 1-4 years of aging then blended to taste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2002)
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sinistermadman

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the 22oz bomber, this beer pours a dark red hued brown with only a slight head which immediately subsides. Nose is expectedly sour with vinegary fruit overtones.

Taste immediately begins with tartness and transitions into a lingering fruity sourness. Slightly acidic with a light, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Finishes with a puckering sourness that begs you to take another sip. Interesting beer, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 00:51:06 | More by sinistermadman
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A: Dark burgundy red. A little lacing and head, but dissipates quickly.

S: Like fruity vinegar. Acutely acidic. The sourness of this is almost overwhelming.

T: Super sour. Like biting a lime wedge sour, ok, not quite that sour. However, it is one of the most sour beers I have had. It does have a bit of a spicy fruit finish. If you like sours, you will probably like this. If you dont, you will probably hate it.

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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