Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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4.09/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 650 ml bomber (dated December 2, 2012, but the release is 2013) into a tulip.
A-This brew pours a thin, light-brown head that drops to spotty foam cap within seconds. The beer is a nice-looking ruby red hued brown color. Quite murky.
S-The smell is moderately sour with hints of sour cherries and a light touch of tart apple, as well as a pretty solid whiff of vanilla. The dry oak scent is mild at first, but really grows as the brew warms toward room temperature. Not much funk happening here.
T-The taste tracks the smell closely with perhaps a bit more pucker power on the tongue than you would expect, and a stronger oak component. You get sour cherries, some vanilla, and a light funkiness. Finish is long and all dry oak.
M-This beer is heavier in the body than some oud bruins, but I still medium weight. There is a decent wave of carbonation upfront that pairs nicely with the sour flavors and that long, dry finish.
O-This is one of my favorites and one of the beers that really got me back into craft after a whiskey-filled hiatus. While La Folie isn't as good as I remember from back in the day of corked and caged bottles, this is still a fine beer and an excellent representation of the style. This year's batch has more oak (and less sour fruit) than I recall from previous batches, but that could just be nostalgia talking.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2013 04:01:07 | More by spoony
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