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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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95
world-class

2,904 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,904
Reviews: 949
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 453
Gots: 568 | FT: 36
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.00% 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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sweetbrew82

California

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. into a tulip

P: Deep auburn with a toasted tan head of soapy foam that did show a good, even consistency of little bubbles that huddled together pretty tightly. Showed below average retention, then formed a thick halo on top with a little lace.

A: The powerful aroma features a good amount of funky sourness right upfront, followed by big notes of black cherry, and some dark fruits like plum and purple grapes; almost like concord grape juice. The oak notes didn't really hit me until it had warmed up a bit, but they're there.

T: Whew! The label says it was aged in wood to achieve a mouth-puckering perfection...and I wholeheartedly agree! Upon first contact with my lips, I was smacked in the face with a brilliantly tart, lemon-drenched vinegar sourness that is somewhat balanced by the sweetness of the great-tasting fruity flavors that consist of black cherries and grapes. It seems to suck every drop of moisture out of the mouth and leaves you NEEDING to take another drink to quench that thirst. Once again, the french oak imparts a nice, subtle woody flavor that really comes out as the beer warms.

M: La Folie is a medium-bodied beer that is perfectly carbonated and as dry as the Serengeti. It slides across the tongue due to the smooth texture, and features a lush richness that I find to be really enjoyable.

Notes: This is a really good beer that pushes right up against the edge of being too sour for my preferences, but stops just short and manages to land right within the sweet spot. More importantly, its got some great dark fruity flavors that offer just enough sweetness to cut through the sour waves and provide a hint of balance without tasting artificial or syrupy. Couldn't drink more than one bottle, though, as the mouth-puckering may just turn my face inside out. Very nicely done!

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 08:30:58 | More by sweetbrew82
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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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