Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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world-class

3,308 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,308
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 488
Gots: 677 | FT: 38
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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Photo of RHVC59
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyPalmer
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSJr
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Igotmypistola
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikus
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Just getting into the sours (tried a few of the Gose styles, including a homebrew version, which rocks BTW)... La Folie was absoultely awesome. I especially enjoyed the taste. Jaw-puckering sourness, and delicious dark fruits pushing through the tart, sour enjoyment. Watch out sours, here I come! Cheers New Belgium!

Photo of GStone899
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSUNyikos31
4.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brenden
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is a thick red-brown color, completely opaque in its darkness as well as its heaviness. The head is a tan pillow one finger tall, soft-looking while remaining dense. It throws down a good amount of pretty even lacing.
I think it's safe to assume without knowing beforehand that this is an Oud Bruin, and its got some strength to it. Its tartness and sourness run hand in hand for some good puckering and lots of overall flavor and aroma. It combines some heavy malts, almost bready, with lots of soured dark fruits and develops well.
There's a certain thickness on the tongue along with plenty of dryness and acidity running all over from the front to the bag, somehow being refreshing while making the mouth water. The finish lingers with all the tartness, sourness and dryness that it never lessens throughout the session.

Photo of Erik-P
3.14/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

not a huge fan of sours myself

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Hopzilla_MN
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of tillmac62
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

BOD 2014. Beautiful clear dark ruby pour. Held to light, it is a deep garnet. Good head volume and retention for the style. Lacing is quite good. The outstanding complex nose is light sweet red fruit - raspberries and cherries - with hints of apples and peaches, over a slightly tart and sour background. Light medium bodied with a surprisingly creamy texture given it's carbonation. Well carbonated with explosive effervescence throughout. The flavor profile is simply World Class ( very intense amazingly complex and masterfully balanced ). It begins with an assault of the flavors of the nose. Tart fruits, with a slightly sour note, slowly allow separation into their components (raspberry, cherry, tart apple) as the tart and sour mild puckering effect sets in. The middle is where the masterful balance and complexity become evident as every flavor just ebbs and flows like a tidal action and oak notes become evident. The finish is a slightly sweet flavor fade into a tart dry pucker that has crisp elements and hints of vinegar. A 12 oz. format would be ideal, as a bomber is a bit much for such a tart ale.

Photo of SlothB77
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kengr
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of sonic4482
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Photo of Jordanmtate
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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