Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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4.43/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Corked and caged bottle, 2005, #1888.
La Folie pours a hazy, amber-red color into my Worthy glass. A 1/2" head forms and soon dissipates. Moderate carbonation and lacing. To be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed by the initial appearance (I had hyped this beer in my mind for quite some time). However, looks can be quite deceiving. The smell is appropriately funky; lots of tartness and wood aromas, with a bit of citrus and a slight hint of caramel malt.
The taste, though...WOW! It's like drinking Shock-Tarts, but infinitely tastier. The sourness and tartness is initially quite shocking, but after a couple sips, it becomes very inviting. There's many fruity flavors: cherry, raspberry, and grapefruit being prominent. The wood-influenced caramel malt can be noticed after a little bit. The taste is also funky, but in a very agreeable fashion. This beer is heaven on the tongue. It's full, yet light; sweet, yet dry, and sparkling all around. Finishes sweet, tart, and tasty.
All in all, an insanely drinkable beer. Highly recommended, and a gem from New Belgium.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2005 05:02:47 | More by swid
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