1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

Not Rated.
Lips Of Faith - La FolieLips Of Faith - La Folie

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,074 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,074
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 474
Gots: 616 | FT: 35
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lips Of Faith - La Folie Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,074 | Reviews: 961 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kudos200
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%

kudos200, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of zimm421
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

zimm421, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of zerocool88
5/5  rDev +17.4%

zerocool88, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of craft4mike
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

craft4mike, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Keepnitrl
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%

Keepnitrl, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of dav2080
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Tart like sour apple yet sweet and crisp. Clear red amber. Nice head that faded but laced on the glass. I had this 22 oz beer after I cut the grass. Very refreshing. Tart and sour. Puckered at first but then mellowed. My wife thought it was horrid. My first sour beer. I really liked this and would buy this again.

dav2080, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of KevBot89
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

KevBot89, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of 2GOOFY
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

2GOOFY, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of CBack465
3.96/5  rDev -7%

CBack465, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of Eddiehop
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Eddiehop, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of swills
3.12/5  rDev -26.8%

swills, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

atrocity, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of suckaj
3.96/5  rDev -7%

suckaj, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of infinitebruner
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

September 7, 2014

22 oz bomber, snifter

A – Very dark brown with garnet highlights. Clear but barely enough light gets through to see it. Very little head, off-white with a pinkish tinge, what’s there dissipates quickly, with a few bubbles left on top. (4.25)

S – Sour and tart, dark fruits and sour cherries. A hint of sweetness, maybe molasses. Some wood character. The fruity tartness really shines through. Very clean, brisk, and refreshing. (4.50)

T – Puckering tartness leads into sweet fruity palate, returning to acidity on the finish. Cherries, possibly some other dark fruit. The sourness leads me to think of raspberry, though I don’t get that specific flavor. Possible some tart apple. Characteristics of a young lambic. (4.50)

M – Very crisp, the acidity is refreshing. Carbonation is medium but the tartness takes over. Some sweetness but not at all cloying. Thin to medium body, some effervescence. Again, refreshing, leaves you looking for the next sip. (3.75)

O – This is one of the better sours, of any style, I’ve ever tasted. Fantastic tartness is well balanced with mild sweetness. Acidity level is perfect. Could drink this after mowing the lawn or in front of a fire. Would love to see how it develops with a bit of age. (4.25)

infinitebruner, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Mineo
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Mineo, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Liverocks
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Liverocks, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of marmstrong1212
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

marmstrong1212, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of SteveMcGlone
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Durdz
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Durdz, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Dirtyhands
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

Dirtyhands, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

NickThePyro, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

tjcamm, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of paresis
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

paresis, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of AlaskanYoung
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

AlaskanYoung, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Azpittil57
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Azpittil57, Sep 07, 2014
Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,074 ratings.