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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,258 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,258
Reviews: 976
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 480
Gots: 661 | 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.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

Appearance: It has a nice deep redish/brown color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of tart cherries, oak, funky yeast, brown sugar and sour apples.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some tart cherries upfront, sour apples, woody oak, funk, sweet brown sugar and some red wine notes.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

SebD, Jul 03, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into an Ovila chalice.

A: Pours a dark brown, reddish body. The color resembles a dark cherry wood color. Minimal fizzy head, disappears quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: Initial waft is dominant with sour apple and sweet tarts. Grapes - almost white wine-esque. Small hints of oak. Loads of funk.

T: The sour apple presence from the nose follows right to the palate. Mouth-puckering sourness. The grapey character is present, but comes off more like wine in the palate than the nose leads on. The tart and funk completely overshadow any small hint of oak. The aftertaste has a smidgen of grape juice on the tongue.

M: Heavy carbonation. Medium body. Has a sharp bite.

O: Probably the most tart beer I've ever had, but it is fantastic. Not overly complex, as the sour character dominates, but the apple and grape notes are a very nice touch. Definitely my favorite of all the "lips of faith" series.

Justin_Neff, Jul 03, 2013
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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,258 ratings.