Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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4.44/5 rDev +4.2%
Additional: 2013 bottle
Appearance: A brownish/red color. Almost opaque. A finger or so of a tan head that leaves a lacing
Smell: tart tart fruits and oak.
Taste: a bit like a very tart green apple, good oak presence, some sweeter malt notes. pretty complex and strongly tart
Mouthfeel: absolutely not stickyness, just a nice smooth, lighter body and a bit of a warming sensation. wouldn't as for anything differently
Overall: this is a tasty and well done beer. a tad on the pricey side, but what sour isn't. i would pick it up again in the future
03-25-2013 14:41:40 | More by SportsandJorts
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
2013 Vintage opened on 3.13.13
A - Pours a very dark amber-brown with a foamy dark tan head with great retention.
S - Funky, tart, woody, cherry, dark fruit.
T - Super sour, woody, cherry, some fruit.
D - Good carbonation with a medium body.
O - Super tart and funky. Lots of barrel. Good beer, if you love the pucker.
03-24-2013 04:39:58 | More by HuskyinPDX
4.19/5 rDev -1.6%
A: Nice reddish hue, with a nice 1 finger tan head on vigorous pour. Great lacing once the head subsides.
S: Instant hit of excellent sour notes, oak, and some background vinegar.
T: Exactly what you want to experience in a great sour. Instant pucker, which lasts...fading into its original brown ale flavors.
M: Like taking in a sweet tart for the first time. Great carbonation, with a a very good balance of sour flavors.
O: Great sour brown ale for the pricepoint. Really happy with this offering from New Belgium. If you are looking for a very forward sour, this is certainly one to try.
03-23-2013 23:28:13 | More by jasoncheb
4.26/5 rDev 0%
Bomber poured into a snifter. It is a medium muddy brown color. Smell is very sour, acidic, and full of vinegar and lemon. Taste is very sour with strong lemon and acidic flavors. Extremely tart and sour, but very tasty. Definitely one that will be enjoyed by sour lovers.
03-23-2013 03:01:27 | More by webmanspidey
4.36/5 rDev +2.3%
The aroma here is lovely. Certainly bright and acidic...enough to make my mouth water just from the smell alone. Definitely a fruity note there, particularly of tart cherries. Yum.
Pours a deep mahogany in my glass. Head wasn't much to write home about, though that could be my fault admittedly.
Taste is initially sharply tart....reminicisent of vinegar and sucking on a lemon wedge. However, the fruity aspect then comes through that was noticed on the nose. Again, perhaps a cherry influence there....pleasant. The woodsy nature imparted by the oak barrels is also perceptible. Finishes quite obviously tart, but not quite as much as that initial hit was....it's pleasant.
Really enjoyed it, though at 16 bucks a bottle I'd be hesitant to buy any beer at that price very often.
03-23-2013 01:02:11 | More by NODAK
4.44/5 rDev +4.2%
A-dark brown with a thin almost non existent tan head
S-honestly, quite possibly the most sour thing I've ever come across in my life time. The smell will wake you up from a coma. Has hints of dark fruits and caramels.
T-oh and it's every bit as sour as its smell. Holy crap this will make the most battle torn of you guys to pucker. I think there's some dark fruit to it along with some caramel. It's difficult to tell really what lies beyond this tartness.
M-sour. Medium carbonation
O-the more I drink this, the more complex and flavorful it gets, possibly because I'm getting accustomed to the sourness. I highly recommend this to anyone that loves the style, don't try it if you're apprehensive to sourness. This should be tasted when someone is deep within their sour career.
03-23-2013 00:57:23 | More by AdamBear
Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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