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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,347 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 496
Gots: 700 | FT: 39
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2002

Flemish Sour Brown Ale fermented in stainless then transferred to barrels for 1-4 years of aging then blended to taste.
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Photo of Robert17529
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow. The sour never stops all the way through.

Photo of chart813
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackp_43
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lurfMalderFulder
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Superbohl4
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of abrodsky
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hosehead83
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage-served in a tulip glass
Dark brown with a big sturdy cap of off-white foam
Aroma-Faint apple cider vinegar, Belgian brett funkiness
Taste-Puckeringly tart, oakey spiciness,brett yeast funk. Big depth of character and flavor, tangy and sour, strangely refreshing. Cries out for a food pairing: marinated steak,spicy Szechuan, pulled pork. Lip-smackin' goodness!

Photo of deakin
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
3.59/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewskis
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaddox84
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ohiovania
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ocl1536
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pmangold
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of macesq
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alextricity
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Hop Cat in Detroit, Michigan.

$7 for a 10oz snifter pour... my last of the night, and I'm ashamed to say I couldn't finish my glass (due to nursing it too long) and someone else finished it before we took off. I wish I got more time to spend with this beer, but I'll definitely be looking for a bottle to try again.

This stuff was absolutely awesome. Brings on the funk, the dark fruit/grapes, and sour. This beer is really a bargain when compared to some other sours out there, and as good or better. I'm not typically super impressed with New Belgium, but this was a great beer... even going down the gullet of a guy who was uncomfortably full from a burger and several beers expanding in his stomach.

I'll hopefully be back with a more helpful and specific review soon, but if this beer was as good as it was when I was pretty much on my back panting for air, I figure my mind would be blown when I was a bit more comfy.

Must-buy.

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
3.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jminch
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZaxGhost
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of majorlance
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.