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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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3,056 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,056
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 470
Gots: 610 | FT: 35
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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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%

2014 bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma initial burst of rotting fruit quickly supplanted by a sour cherry smell
Head large (5 cm), light brown, fizzy, quickly diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Body dark reddish brown, clear
Flavor begins very tart with tastes of cherry and maybe plum. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.1875. Final weighted score: 4.2875.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Tart like sour apple yet sweet and crisp. Clear red amber. Nice head that faded but laced on the glass. I had this 22 oz beer after I cut the grass. Very refreshing. Tart and sour. Puckered at first but then mellowed. My wife thought it was horrid. My first sour beer. I really liked this and would buy this again.

dav2080, Saturday at 11:40 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.96/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

September 7, 2014

22 oz bomber, snifter

A – Very dark brown with garnet highlights. Clear but barely enough light gets through to see it. Very little head, off-white with a pinkish tinge, what’s there dissipates quickly, with a few bubbles left on top. (4.25)

S – Sour and tart, dark fruits and sour cherries. A hint of sweetness, maybe molasses. Some wood character. The fruity tartness really shines through. Very clean, brisk, and refreshing. (4.50)

T – Puckering tartness leads into sweet fruity palate, returning to acidity on the finish. Cherries, possibly some other dark fruit. The sourness leads me to think of raspberry, though I don’t get that specific flavor. Possible some tart apple. Characteristics of a young lambic. (4.50)

M – Very crisp, the acidity is refreshing. Carbonation is medium but the tartness takes over. Some sweetness but not at all cloying. Thin to medium body, some effervescence. Again, refreshing, leaves you looking for the next sip. (3.75)

O – This is one of the better sours, of any style, I’ve ever tasted. Fantastic tartness is well balanced with mild sweetness. Acidity level is perfect. Could drink this after mowing the lawn or in front of a fire. Would love to see how it develops with a bit of age. (4.25)

infinitebruner, Sep 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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