Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev -6.6%
22 fl oz bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:
A - Pours a dark, murky amber/brown color with a surprisingly creamy head of 2 fingers. Retention is poor.
S - Tart, sour apple, caramel, candied sugar, and sour bacterial funk. Very inviting and complex, but it's hard to pick out distinct notes under the funk. Subtle spices abound.
T - Tart and sour fruit embody the beer. It's actually got a fairly distinct toasted malt foundation. There are other sweet fruity esters (maybe banana) and a bit of spice. It finishes on sour bacterial funk, that I dig.
M - It's coarse until the finish, where it's slick. Medium bodied.Thick.
D - Currently, my favorite NB offering. It's complex, inviting, and highly drinkable (for a sour). I dig this one something fierce. That being said, the price could be a bit less.
01-08-2012 22:25:59 | More by blakelive784
4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
Ruby red and brown color with a strong sticky tan foam.
Nose is of tart green apple with vinegar, oak, and a slight funk.
Puckery, green apple sourness up front. Oak barrels do their business, malts are moderately sweet, but the dryness is complete. Finishes tart and dry.
Moderate body, enough carbonation to do the job. Acidity is balanced, amazingly enough, although this thing is definitely too sour for your typical palate. For Belgian red/sour fans only.
01-06-2012 06:03:15 | More by BretSikkink
4/5 rDev -6.1%
pours a reddish brown with a two finger head that fizzes out in no time. big time sour smell with hints of oak. the taste is a sharp sour note at first, loads of sour cherries in here. the oak from the aging process helps take some of the edge off of the sourness on the backend. mouthfel is lip puckering sour with a good deal of carbonation. sharp and dry on the finish. this is a good sour that is easily available and everyone should try.
01-04-2012 20:04:03 | More by match1112
Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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