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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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95
world-class

3,454 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,454
Reviews: 1,009
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 524
Gots: 771 | FT: 44
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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Ratings: 3,454 | Reviews: 1,009
Photo of Jtburns777
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCimpi
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersgud
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of allenson21
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ta_hagen
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

had 2015 followed by 2014.

This is unbelievable with a year of age on it! one of my new favs

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 Wood Aged Sour Ale. Ruby brown (SRM 14) with khaki head from 22 oz bomber. Sour fruit notes. Tart fruit start. Viscous earthy middle - not "oaky", but still "woody". Medium lite mouthfeel, great sour tingle on tip of tongue, soft, full tongue coating. More complex/less tart (IMO) than the 2014. Great finish.

Photo of greencovesteve
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MDHopster
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

solid, nice brown ale hue small tan head with excellent lacing. Fruity aroma of cherry and other tart fruit tempered with oak, much stronger flavor and excellent but not overpowering sour tartness.

Photo of whitenads
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach122
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great texture to this medium bodied sour. Pairs nicely with après ski fare.

Photo of ranchosdancingbull
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful dark amber color with a one inch caramel/coffee froth head that quickly dissipated. Very sour and oaky in the best way possible. Tastes like apple cider vinegar and a little sulfur like the way a freshly struck wooden kitchen match smells. Fantastic! Can't wait to sip on the next bottle while BBQ-ing this summer!!

Photo of dannytabla
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of esiason14
3.44/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good oud bruin, but not great...It left me slightly disappointed especially for the price. Tartness is overpowering upfront

Photo of DHS1029
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TetonMike
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of define333
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IreRican
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VAcrossr
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jasonm2
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One exceptional and amazing beer. Brewed right here in Fort Collins, and aged in barrels for years, La Folie is one exemplary beer. Combining traditions of European style sour ale with American hops and home-country brewing, this beer deserves it's price and rarity. At 7 percent ABV, La Folie allows the consumer to experience the subtle deliciousness of an ale combined with the sweet and earthly-bitter fermentation of the wine barrel. Overall, this in one beautiful beer. I recommend it whenever and wherever you find it, even with the price it's set at. Make this an opener of a good night and enjoy, because an American brew such as this is rare and worth your time.

Photo of master_platypus
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,454 ratings.