Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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4.97/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2011 in a tulip. Pours a dark ruby red/brown. Darker than other Flanders I've had. Steady carbonation bubbles streaming up the sides of the glass. Thick foamy brownish head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is very earthy with some sour cherry notes. Makes my mouth start to water immediately.
The taste is immense. Sour, tart, sour and tart. Very dry finish and mouthfeel. Creamy on the palate, and really gets your mouth salivating and puckering. Acidic, earthy and funky tones. Before having this beer I didn't know if it was brewed with Brettanomyces, but the first smell had me thinking about it, and the first taste sold it. Love that funkiness that the brett brings.
Reminds me a lot of Surly Five, but much more refined, and much more sour/tart. The only other sours that I think compete with this are Consecration, which is still tops in my book, and the Rodenbach 2007 Vintage, which it equals. Looking forward to getting more of this and aging it for a few years. Should be tremendous.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2012 06:52:23 | More by stealth
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