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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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3,015 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,015
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 468
Gots: 603 | FT: 36
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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-12-2012 05:01:51 | More by ygtbsm94
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jdmandel

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-11-2012 06:20:33 | More by jdmandel
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-10-2012 18:47:30 | More by kiki3drt292
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-10-2012 01:37:50 | More by buckyp
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DaBubs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-09-2012 22:47:58 | More by DaBubs
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beerdweeb

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-09-2012 17:23:26 | More by beerdweeb
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-09-2012 16:18:08 | More by TexAggie011
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -13.1%

01-08-2012 23:49:46 | More by acurtis
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blakelive784

Colorado

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
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stevefinny

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-08-2012 05:41:01 | More by stevefinny
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mattafett

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-08-2012 03:16:52 | More by mattafett
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bbadger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-07-2012 19:53:36 | More by bbadger
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towlea25

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-07-2012 18:30:26 | More by towlea25
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PourPastaSour

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-07-2012 15:23:22 | More by PourPastaSour
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tlh1005

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-06-2012 13:18:00 | More by tlh1005
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BretSikkink

Mexico

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
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Stoffel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-06-2012 02:59:17 | More by Stoffel
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match1112

Illinois

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
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-04-2012 02:51:02 | More by nmann08
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arkansastroy

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-03-2012 14:35:40 | More by arkansastroy
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Travisnin

Idaho

5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-01-2012 18:52:24 | More by Travisnin
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-01-2012 01:12:36 | More by whartontallboy
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hawkmage

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

12-31-2011 16:40:17 | More by hawkmage
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jIsh

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.4%

12-29-2011 19:56:30 | More by jIsh
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-29-2011 13:59:20 | More by cdwil
Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,015 ratings.