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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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world-class

3,251 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,251
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 482
Gots: 659 | FT: 37
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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Great sour! My favourite in the tour.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Stogies n Hops

Color is hazy deep red with a thin tan head. A bit of lacing. Smell is sour cherries, some earthy aromas and green apple. Flavor is initially very tart and biting with some caramel malt presence that works its way through. Finish is sour, fruity and lingering. Body is medium with just enough carbonation.

Overall, this is a very good sour. Not my favorite style, but they are starting to grow on me.


M - Great mouthfeel, big and smooth with good carbonation, nice balance of sweet and sour. Has the heft of a 7% beer but quite drinkable.

O - Very good, particularly for an American interpretation, but not quite as standout for me compared to some other Flanders I've had.

mr-jj, Friday at 04:46 PM
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Great Sour

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too tart

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3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014 bottle split. Had this once before, in Salt Lake City I believe.

A - A nice deep red color with some translucence. A finger or so of khaki-colored head retains well as a swirly cap and leaves some lace behind.

S - Tart lemon and cherry, kind of a vinous feel, light funky qualities, some granny smith apple.

T - Definitely opens up more here. More nice biting tartness but still somewhat on the moderate side. More vinegar, and a caramelly/nutty brown malt presence that was nowhere to be found in the scent. No oak noticeable, but still kind of a wine-like feel with fruits like cherry, apple, lemon, green grape.

M - Great mouthfeel, big and smooth with good carbonation, nice balance of sweet and sour. Has the heft of a 7% beer but quite drinkable.

O - Very good, particularly for an American interpretation, but not quite as standout for me compared to some other Flanders I've had.

Chico1985, Nov 16, 2014
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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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