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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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3,399 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,399
Reviews: 997
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 509
Gots: 741 | FT: 43
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2002

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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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.

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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.

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2013. Bottle to snifter.

A: Rusty-dark amber. Slightly translucent. A finger head that quickly retreats to a frothy rim and blotchy film (looks like bacteria on a petri dish). Stable lacing.

S: Very fragrant. Sour yeast. Slightly sweet fruit and malts. Smells like it’s been in an oak barrel for an extended period of time.

T: Sour/tart. Oak. Dry cherries. Not as sweet as the nose would suggest, which is good. This sour has a slight oak lingering finish.

M: Smooth, very smooth. This beer is jaw clinching, but in a very good way. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. A very nice tart after taste that makes it extremely drinkable.

O: This is an excellent sour that is tart. Sour heads would love this ale. This ale reminds me of Rodenbach Grand Cru, but I think its better than its foreign counter part and way less sweet and syrupy. A very complex ale in respect to its smell and taste. This beer goes down extremely smooth, especially for its level of tartness. I picked up several bottles with hopes of cellaring a few and it is down to one. I really enjoy this sour as a go-to. If you are a fan of JP La Roja, this is for you.

Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,399 ratings.