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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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3,301 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,301
Reviews: 979
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 484
Gots: 675 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
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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.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my New Belgium globe. I call it a globe; others may call it a stemless wine glass, enlarged snifter, etc. It's the common 0.4L beer glass sold by New Belgium.

Appearance: Pours out clear and brownish caramel, but once settled is almost opaque. When held directly to light, the body glows a deep crimson mahogany, and actually shows some good clarity. This is not a murky or gritty beer. A solid plume of carbonation can be seen rising from the etched bicycle logo at the bottom of the glass. A loose, fizzy, light brown-colored head sat on top initially, but crackled and popped down to a creamy bulls-eye shape rather quickly. Occasional wispy lacing.

Smell: Wood, rich chocolate fudge, sour cherries, red currants, leafy hops, and even cream all come together to form a beautiful aroma. This is really a treat! The vinegar aspect is strong, but doesn't (seem to) distract from any of the beer's delicious subtleties. Rich, complex, fantastic!

Taste: The first sip knocked me back a bit. I'm new to sours, and this one puckered me up. A few sips later, however, I had adjusted to it. Starts out with cream, caramel, sweet oak, and possibly chocolate creme. Tart raspberry and cherry-type flavors take over from there and join up with white wine vinegar for a long-lasting sour aftertaste. Swishing intensified the sourness, really making this one mouth-puckering.

Mouthfeel: Mouth-puckering, dry, and thin in body. Thin seems like the wrong word, but there aren't any thick or viscous attributes in here. Moderate carbonation. Very light creaminess that disappears as soon as the dry aftertaste kicks in. Acidic but not harsh. Light-to-medium in body. Surprisingly, this led to some fullness and bloating toward the end.

Drinkability: I'm not quite there yet, but I could imagine myself getting into sours. I've had roughly a half dozen so far, and either this one is milder or I'm starting to get used to them. This was very interesting, and got more enjoyable as the session went on. It did get a little heavy toward the end, but also felt much smoother as time went by. I'd love to give this another shot in the future.

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

A--Very little head. Dark plum color with red undertones. Clear and beautiful.

S--Cherries, cherries, cherries...a bit of the pie-filling kind, and a bit of the Bubblicious kind, and a lot of the overripe fruit. A little bit of smoke there too.

T--Man, that is sour. A tiny bit disappointed at the entry, but it makes up for it with a smoky, woody finish. A little vanilla at the end too.

M--Smooth, medium bodied, mouth-filling.

D--I could knock down quite a few of these. Not as good as the Rodenbach Grand Cru, in my opinion, but still better than most Flanders I've had from a bottle, and definitely better than anything I've ever had from NB. Awesome!

Procured from Whole Foods, Valencia, CA (THANKS MATT!!!)

Photo of nickd717
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Whole Foods in Los Altos, poured into a snifter.

A - Ruddy medium brown appearance with a small off-white head.

S - Funk and brett, sour apples, oak, and sour cherries.

T - On the more sour side for the style. Funky with lots of fruity notes, especially apple and cherry, as well as wood and a little vinegar. A real nice sour brown ale.

M - Soft carbonation and a dry, tart finish.

D - Above average for a sour beer.

Photo of brownbeer
4.7/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I took the bottle out of the fridge about 15 minutes before popping the new and improved 22oz bomber and pouring into a NB snifter.

A- Brown with a ruby glow and a small tan head.

S- Mouthwatering aroma. Rhubarb, whipped cream(vanilla), black cherry.

T- The taste is an extravaganza for your tongue.
Intense sourness right off the bat. As that fades subtleties from the oak come in to play with ripe fruit(raspberry, strawberry).

M- Dances on the tongue with a sharp knife-like acidity and finishes dry and tannic.

D- This blend tastes especially good. I've been a fan of this beer since the first time I tried it. In my top five.

Photo of Sean9689
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a rust colored reddish brown with a very minimal fizzy head. A small rim of head sticks around but that's about it. No lacing or head rentention noticable.

S - This one is a huge tart/sour bomb on the nose. My nose wants to turn inside out on this one. Lots of funky horseblanket barnyard stuff going on here. Some tart cherries and dark fruity undertones as well.

T - A nice sour/tart bomb going on here. Tart fruity notes with a funky kick to it. Super tart finish that puckers my lips with each and every sip.

M - Light bodied with a nice fizzy champagne-esk carbonation with a dry finish.

D - A very good Flanders that I recommend when you're in the mood.

Photo of gmcfarre
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into New Belgium chalice
Bottle is numbered #04-1278 - Purchased in August '06

A - Pours a dark ruby brown color with a smallish off white head that rests a very minimal layer. Laces very evenly and thickly, but falls quickly.

S - Tart cherries with a dry, almost champagne-like yeast scent. A touch funky in a wild yeast manner. Slight oak wood scent to go along with the loads of sweet fruits like cherry and cranberry.

T - Strong sweet fruit flavor starts things off (I'm thinking cherry, cranberry & plum). An interesting oak flavor adds to the complexity of things, mixing in a way very different from many oak-aged stouts. Very tart & sour cherry-like finish.

M - High carbonation with a light to medium mouthfeel that is predominantly sour and tart, even at the finish. Mouth puckering most of the way through.

D - A unique American ale that was ahead of its time in terms of the sour trend. Funny that I bought it back when $17.99 was the extreme upper echelon of price. Age seems to have been kind to this beer, despite its relatively low alcohol. Certainly worth picking up and trying at some point in your life.

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

Thanks to chcfan for getting this to me in a trade. This is the new Lips of Faith bomber version.

APPEARANCE: Pours into my Westvleteren chalice a deep brown with a small light tan head. It drops quickly to a few patches of bubbles and a smaller collar.

SMELL: The tartness is apparent even after simply cracking the cap. Major sourness with some dark fruity overtones. A vinegar quality is quite formidable but not overwhelming. It's actually fairly light for style without any robust meatiness and savory-type flavors that other examples may feature. A little alcohol burn is apparent upon deeper inspection.

TASTE: That "meaty" quality is more apparent here. Overripe fruits, acidic vinegar tartness (in high amounts), and deep rich chocolates are all featured prominently here. The finish does a nice job cleaning itself up in a hurry leaving you waiting for your next sip.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light, but that's deceiving. The carbonation is high, and a slight sticky film is left behind after the swallow.

DRINKABILITY: Obviously, quite high. This beer is really good, so naturally I could drink a whole lot of this. Sours are typically low in alcohol (and this is no exception), so that won't get in the way at all.

What a beer. I've heard a lot of talk about a drop in quality from the 750s to the bombers. But I don't pick up any loss in deliciousness and will take it any way I can get it. Hugely recommended!

Photo of boatshoes
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a 750 of this sent to me by my brother for a birthday present, followed by a bomber of it that I traded for. This review is primarily based off of the bomber, though I did make a bit of a mental comparison.

Appearance- Pours a dark brown with a bit of ruby that lets in a touch of light. About a half finger of light tan head off of the pour and mild levels of carbonation bubbling up.

Smell- Smells quite nice. Lots of cherries, tart dark fruits, and oak in the nose. Fairly complex and followed up with a lactic bite in the nose as well that gives a hint of the tartness to come.

Taste- A mouth puckering tartness up front that gives the impression of sour cherries. Followed thereafter for me by dark fruit and lots of oak. The wood and the cherries are very prominent and combine nicely with the tartness to round out the taste.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- I'm a big fan of sour beers and this one didn't disappoint. The tartness kept me coming back for more and this beer goes down quite easily. The mouthfeel felt a bit thin compared to Rodenbach or some of the other Flanders Reds that I've had, but not terrible by any means.

Overall, one of the best Flanders Reds that I've had and probably the best American interpretation I've had to date. Give it a try if you get the chance.

Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this great beer thanks to MiguelMandingo, poured into Allagash tulip glass.

A: Very dark cloudy reddish brown color with very little visibility but with auburn aura and light airy head that disappears almost immediately

N: Nose of sour cherries, slight oak and vanilla, touch of sweetness

T: Taste starts with more sour cherries, very juicy tasting, somewhat fizzy and tangy, some wild yeast like flavors, somewhat sweet, a touch of maltiness, a slight spicey alcohol-like bite, makes my mouth water quite a bit with the juicy sour cherries and fruit, some light oak, wood, and touch of vanilla

M: Somewhat sticky, slightly thick and very light carbonation, but spicey

F: Pretty sweet and sticky, the sour and tangy hangs on the tongue for a while making my mouth continue to water long after I finished the sip, but also leaves a stickiness around the mouth, the spice fades quickly but follows down the throat

Final thoughts: A great Flanders Red ale. I'm just getting into the style and this is a great start. Nice sour fruit but not overbearing, some light malt and wood and touch of vanilla, very sticky and touch of spice, very enjoyable

Photo of digitalbullet
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apperance: deep burgandy with a thin wispy head.
Smell: sour cherries and green apples.
Taste: loads of sour cherries with green apples. It has a hint of red wine on the back of the pallet.
Mouthfeel: thin and crisp like a good champagne. Makes the mouth pucker up a little.
Drinkability: very easy to drink. A delicious sour ale.

Photo of tai4ji2x
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i believe this was from either LS or bottletrek, by way of stevemcqueenjr. or maybe this was a trade? someone who knows, feel free to correct me.

750ml green bottle w cork and cage. hand numbered with "1/09 2899". tasted in mid-may 2009. poured into tulip.

dark, reddish ruby brown, clear when decanted carefully. 1-finger tan head w faint red hue, shrins to thin, wispy layer, and then eventually just wisps and ring. good lacing, albeit a tad thin.

aroma: very vinous, with red wine and oak, plus cider and malt vinegars and fresh fruity acidity. subtle underlying farmhouse funk, with notes of grass and hay.

taste: quite tart, w cider and malt vinegar tones again, but a bit unbalanced, without enough fruity or malt sweetness as foundation. even blocks out the other nuances slightly, such as the hay and farm funk.

medium body, tho thin at times. acidity and astringency can be puckering. mild carbonation accentuates this slightly, but can also be momentarily creamy.

meh... i hear that the new "lips of faith" format in 22oz bombers is better...

Photo of nomomentwasted
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split a bomber of this last night, poured into a chalice and away it goes:

Appearance: Dark red-brown color fills the cup with a barely penetrable hue, with light carbonation. Laces with champagne-like tight bubbles, but hardly headed at all on the pour.

Smell: Cherries, slight raisin, and tart green apples are definitely present in the nose. Oak is present as well, with just a hint of vanilla and sour funk to it. Very pleasant.

Taste: Hits up-front with cherry that quickly fades to green apple, with a slight hint of the sweet lychee or pineapple, but back to the huge sourness of the cherry and green apple. The pucker is solid and makes the mouth water. Definitely an enjoyable mixture, and although the sourness fades as it opens, it's still very solid throughout the drinking.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated nicely, with a very dry finish that accompanies the sourness very nicely. Sourness resonates throughout the sip, and upon aeration, only gets stronger.

Drinkability: Good, but not excellent. The sourness weakens as it warms for me and it's less enjoyable, but if it's kept at the appropriate temperature, it's going to really get its sourness in and make it a fantastically priced option for sours. Cuvee de Tomme is still my favorite, along with the RR sours, but this is a cheaper and very reasonable option.

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

A: Very dark brown with a bit of red tint and a thin layer of white foam.

S: An incredibly tart nose. Vinegar, cherries, and a bit of wood.

T: Amazing tartness on this! Cherries, lemon, wood, and a slight grape flavor.

M: Very crisp, causes a puckering sensation, and a great amount of carbonation.

D: Absolutely fantastic all around and very easy drinking.

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

8/24/09 sampling:
22oz bomber purchased at liquidsolutions....

Appearance: 4.0 Lovely dark brown with red corners. 1 finger beige crown that rapidly dissipates and leaves a bit of lace.

Smell: 4.5 Sweet and sour goodness! So far this smells like a classic Flanders Red and I'm really excited to taste it! Vinegar notes, sour cherry notes, dark malts, etc. Complex for the style.

Taste: 4.5 Lots going on but it all adds up to sweet tart like goodness. Lots of sour cherry and almost a lemon like puckering flavor throughout. Gets better as it warms a bit. Good amount of complexity.

Mouthfeel: 3.5 A touch too thin IMHO.

Drinkability: 4.0 Flanders Red's aren't the most approachable to begin with but this brew remains fairly drinkable despite it being complex.

The cherries add to the acidity but this one is all about dryness and tartness. This is good but I'm still hoping my 2008 750ml bottle drinks better than this 2009 bomber.

2008 750ml Bottle consumed on 2/20/10

Appearance: 4.0 Lovely dark brown with red corners. 1 finger beige crown that rapidly dissipates and leaves a bit of lace.

Smell: 4.5 A touch drier than the 2009 bomber with more tartness and further pronounced brett. Sour cherry notes are still present but not as much malt as the 2009 bomber. Hints of toasted barrel and leather.

Taste: 4.5 Again the lemony brett notes and dryness are more pronounced than the 2009 bobmer. Lots of sour cherry still and a hint of barrel. Moderate pucker and the finish is fairly short.

Mouthfeel: 4.0 Is definitely superior to the 2009 sampling. A bit more heft to it with ample carbonation.

Drinkability: 4.0 Goes down fairly smooth but has a good amount of sharpness.

Photo of bkett01
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a browny/ruby red topped with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly right before my eyes. Don't even have to hold this to my nose to smell the funkiness, it's that potent.

When I do bring it up to smell it's what you'd imagine sour would smell like. Smells of fruits and vinegar come out first, but this has immense complexity that is tough to nail down. For the style, this smells fantastic.

Taste starts and finishes sour. It's tart grapes, sour jolly rancher, and just all around funk in this beer. Very different from my usual IPA diet, but this is very refreshing on a 90 degree summer day here in Boston.

Tough to call this drinkable, as the acidity is getting to me about halfway through the bottle. Still, a phenomenal beer that is a real treat every once and awhile. Highly recommend.

Photo of stcules
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cke brown color, with cherry red edges. Beige head, not too much, but ok.
In the smell an intense wood, from barrel, with notes of sour cherries and acetic. Very pleasant.
A softer version of a Rodenbach GC, and not in a bad way, for sure.
At the taste again, cherries, acetic, wood. Delicate.
Light body, aftertaste with astringency, sour cherries, long standing.
Again a hint of acetic and lactic, a positive characterization.
Avercene.

Photo of AgentZero
2.9/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - A pretty red, that just fades too much to amber yellow on the edges.

S - Sweet, cherry, vinegar.

T - Honestly, I was expecting a lot more out of this one just based on the price, which I now find ridiculous. It's just sour, the entire way through. If you want a sour experience, this is the red for you.

M - Light to medium bodied, nice carbination for a bit of a quick, sour/vinegarish taste makes it seem a little watery and oily.

D - My mouth starts to pucker on this one. It's just too sour for my liking. I am shocked that this has been rated as high as it has.

Photo of jrallen34
3.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from the bottle into a chalice.

It pours a light brown with tingers of red, brown head that doesn't last long, no lacing.

It smells vinegar with cherry.

It tastes sour throught out, not complex no tones of anything but vinegar. So so effort, and for the same price, drink Rodenbach Grand Cru.

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

Had this on tap at Toronado in San Diego. It was preceded by a Temptation so my palate had been sufficiently exercised.

Appearance: Dark brown with a red hew. Small head which dissipated quickly. Good lacing

Smell: Plum and other dark fruits. I don't pick up too much funk in the smell.

Taste: Extra tart with cinnamon, coffee, plum dark fruits and slightly roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Good with low to moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: More drinkable than most sours but still not a gulper. I certainly couldn't polish off more than two 12 oz pours.

Photo of spointon
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a 22oz brown bomber bottle into my New Belgium globe style glass. This is one of the new "Lips of Faith" bottles.

A= This ale poured a hazy (almost murky) brown color with amber and orange highlights aroun the edges. At about 5 degrees warmer than fridge temp, the light tan head rose just 3/4" and then settled quickly to a broken film. Spotty lacing at best.

S= For a sour ale, this beer actually had a lot going on in the aroma besides sourness. Underneath the tangy blanket of sour funk, there was also a sweet rich malt aroma, cherries, toffee, and dark fruits.

T= The taste was dominated by a tart sourness, but a lot of other flavor did come through to blend nicely with the pucker. I found a hint of malty sweetness (just a hint mind you), and some fruity notes of cherry and plum and possibly even grape. Just as the tartness took over, there was a flash of oakiness. The finish was super dry and tart.

MF= Medium bodied with a very spritzy, almost sharp carbonation feel that works well here.

D= This is a great beer, and one I am thrilled to have regular access to. The ABV is totally hidden and the flavor makes this quite drinkable. Very nice indeed!

Photo of gory4d
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New "Lips of Faith" capped bomber, poured into a tulip glass. The two-finger head dissipates quickly; not much lacing. The color is a deep, clear russet. The smell is currant, some nutty notes and some sweet toffee as well, all carried along by an overriding tartness. The taste is currants up front, then some woody notes, then a puckering sour-cherry tartness; there's a sweet maltiness in there as well. It's highly carbonated, very prickly, and rather robust in body. A sipper, as is about right for the style, but not a slow one. Wish this were available around here.

Photo of KCHopHead
3.23/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

About 6 months late on this review, but here we go. I'll have to edit for the number and year for the bottle.

Dark dark colors with some red and purple on the corners after the ligth tan head slowly fades. The smell of wood, complex sweetness that I could not place my finger on. The taste hit me in the face though. I called it "Sour Slap" on my blog. It was my first Flanders style and I'm just not sure this is my style, but I'll keep trying. The mouthfeel and drinkability described a malty sipping beer but the tartness taste was too hard to get around.

Photo of damienblack
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep blood-red plummy color, thin tan head covering. Smell is a huge sweet-vinegar blast, all the great tart-but-still-berry-sweetness you associate with Flanderses. Taste, this one is on the more vinegaric side, but tempered by a plumyness to it, combined with the sweetness of the malt, makes for a very interesting beer. The tartness is just at the perfect level, kicked up a notch from baser sours, without being over the top. Surprisingly drinkable for such a thing. I want more of this.

Photo of Boofshavik
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful deep plum color with a single finger of tight light tan head that fades away over a minute or two. Nearly opaque and just downright pretty.

The first whiff is met immediately with the acidity and a bare hint of sweetness. As I continued to drink I noticed a slight musty character, I imagine from the wood aging. Though detectable it was far from unpleasant.

The beer is one of those that develops in your mouth. The first sip is a sour bomb. Heavy on the acidity at the beginning, then giving way to a spicy, almost nutmeg character (again, likely from the wood). As it warms a bit and the palate adjusts, it becomes a hair sweeter, and the sourness becomes less dramatic and more enjoyable, like your 3rd "warhead" candy of the movie. The first sip made me think the acidity and sourness would be too much to handle a whole bomber, but after 3 drinks I was already wishing I had another bottle.

The beer is medium bodied going down with a nice carbonation balance. The sourness, however, sticks to the tongue and the roof of the mouth. I found myself sort of smacking my tongue often while drinking. It made the lovely experience stick around between drinks and made the beer that much better.

This is definitely one of those "Only half a glass left?!" beers. Very enjoyable and something I'd happily drink a few bombers of at a time.

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

Had a chance to try this on tap at The Rotten Apple in Grafton Il.

A - Deep aubergine-crimson with nary a trace of head. This one is nearly opaque, and what little head exists is cinnamon brown in color, and tightly bubbled. Beautiful.

S - Vinous tannin notes spring from the chalice this was served in, bringing with them hints of red wine vinegar and tart fruit. This style always reminds my nose of a distant whiff of fingernail polish remover, and this one has less of that slightly distracting note than others of the style.

T - Super-tart under-ripe fruit (green apples, super tart young plums, and sour blackberries that probably should have been left on the bush for a few more days). This has a red-wine vinegar note that I can really dig since I put red wine vinegar on lots of stuff that I consume, and the pungent sourness really awakens the tongue and puckers the cheeks.

M - Whoowee this is sour and TART. I love that feeling of involuntary muscle spasms in my cheeks and tongue when I try something sour. This isn't as sour as maybe a gueuze or raw lambic, but its definitely got my attention. The body is actually on the lighter side, and the finish is amazingly complex as the sour-tart fades and is replaced with a dry red wine-like tannin and wood note.

D - Excellent. This would do extremely well with food, although I might not want to take away the experience of enjoying this stuff by itself.

Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,301 ratings.