Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 3,305
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 486
Gots: 676 | FT: 38
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2012 release on-tap in a tulip glass

A: Reddish, amber.

S: Muted, slightly yeasty.

T: Tart! Very mild, yeasty flavor. Fruity. Sweet.

M: Lots of carbonation, crisp. Leaves the palate clear.

Pretty good sour ale. I'd like to try a chilled bomber of this one later in the summer.

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A light rusty red color. Very translucent. Good looking beer.

Smell: Sour fruits, tinge of vinegar and a woodiness. On a second smell I'm smelling the mustiness mentioned in other reviews.

Taste: Sour fruit at the beginning, primarily cherries. Somewhat acidic tasting. Smooth wooden finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin and slightly acidic, moderate carbonation.

Overall: Great beer, I don't have a lot of experience in this style but I do like what I've had.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Tyler's in Carrboro. Pour is translucent red with a very small white head. The smell is well, wow. Tart cherries, vinegar, and lactic acid. Its balanced, but bold. There is a balance between all of the flavors, it even pulls some stuff from Gueuze, Flanders Red/Oud Bruin. Its upfront with sourness, vinegarness, and acidity. Lots of oak as well, could use a little less of everything and more balance.

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4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pour a dark ruby-brown that is almost clear around the edges and a thin finger of frothy khaki colored head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is full of sour cherries, oak, vanilla, some funk and farmhouse smells, and a bit of sweet malts.

T - Starts out with sharp and strong sour cherries with some acidity, some oak and a bit of vanilla alongside. Through the middle, some sweet malts with a touch of dark fruit and a bit of funk comes through. The finish is a mix of mellowing sour cherry, more funky farmhouse flavors, vanilla, oak, and some sweet malts.

M - Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth with a sour, dry, and lightly acidic finish.

D - Very drinkable. The strength of the sour cherry flavor here is fantastic and the beer has some nice complexity around it to provide some balance.

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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