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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

Lips Of Faith - La FolieLips Of Faith - La Folie

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Ratings: 2426
Reviews: 911
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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tprokop7

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received a couple of bottles of this in trade, I think this is the bottle mmtmatrix gave me.

Poured into a Brooklyn snifter from the corked/caged 750mL dated 11/07. Dark brown, with a two finger head that falls to a thin layer. Smells just a little sweeter than it is. This is a very drinkable sour red. Still burns a little in the stomach, but it goes down smooth and pleasant.

Note from 2008 La Folie: There is an interesting finish on this that I didn't notice in the 07. I'm not sure I like it as much... hopefully it'll be good with some age on it.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 01:10:40 | More by tprokop7
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4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
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Had on draft at Rustico Alexandria in a goblet 2014 vintage

A-Clear, mahogany with a one finger off-white head and a lots of lacing.

S-Aroma of tart dark fruit, cranberry and roasted malt.

T-Taste of tart dark fruit, strawberries, roasted malt, vinegar and cranberries.

M-Medium body and medium/low carbonization.

O-Overall this was great sour, it was my second sour to try and will try again because it was great!

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2014 bottle poured into a mini snifter.

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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