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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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2,392 Ratings
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Ratings: 2392
Reviews: 908
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.03%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  6.00% 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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours a deep clear ruby with a foamy off-white head. This maintains some robust ringing, leaving back thick sudsy swathes of lacing. Smells of oak and dark vinous character, with some acidic notes that singe the nose a bit at first. Some light backing sugars fill out the back of the nose. The taste is oak and wine with a somewhat heady sourness to the profile that puckers the tongue a bit but overall isn’t too overbearing. Sugars emerge more and more as this warms, helping even the flavors out. Dry and oaky on the finish with some lingering sweetness. The feel is medium with a sharp creaminess to the carbonation that blows up a bit in the mouth yet is undercut by some tannic slickness that helps keep this smooth. Alcohol feels right about where it should be. A little aggressive at first with the flavors, this balances out beautifully as things warm and develops into a tremendous example of a Flanders Red. One of the best from New Belgium and a great overall sour.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 18:47:59 | More by Kegatron
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 edition
Thanks to lazarus25 for making the beer appear North of the 49th Parallel.

A:Topped with 2 fingers creamy fingers of cafe au late mircofoam, the brew pours a deep chestnut, and when held to the light, glows with a tawny shine.

S: Juicy and sweet, the first scent is of dried sour cherries, with malts and sweet toffee. With a swirl of the glass whafts of the sour come through hinting at red wine vinegar with some bretta yeast and finished with some mineral notes

T: Puckering and savoury with the sour flavour and a dry tart rhubard rounding out the end. Plenty of tannins, and a dry notes - similar to the skins of grapes, some sour fruits mixed with tannins and puckering dryness.

M: Crisp and clean and finishes extra dry. This is definitely a drink for the brewmaster who enjoys powerful tannins and tart pucker.

O: A stand allow drink that can really hold it's own. Would be compliment and contrast a grilled steak topped with sweet caramelized onions and blue cheese, like a big juicy red wine. A sipper for the strong willed who enjoy a complex drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:29:36 | More by FondueVoodoo
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a snifter
Vintage 2013

A: Pours a dark mahogany with some nice reddish hues when held to light. 1 finger width of tan head builds then fades almost immediately. Leaves a fair amount of lacing.

S: Sweet dark fruits with notes of cherry, currants, and fig. A musty aroma, hints of alcohol, faint oak barrel characters, caramel/toffee and tart lactic acidity. Nice aroma, fairly complex.

T: Much more sour than the nose implied! Puckeringly sour with notes of tart cherry and sour citrus. I also get apple cider vinegar, sweet dark malts, and oak (although it is mostly hidden by the tartness but it is there). Really great degree of sourness.

M/D: Lighter side of medium bodied, with a heavy carbonation and a puckering sourness. Drinkability is very good. Real nice mouthfeel.

O: Overall, a very good beer. Nice to see an affordable, obtainable sour sitting on the shelves. I will no doubt have this again in the future. Hands down the best New Belgium offering I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 21:23:34 | More by zac16125
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mobius387

Florida

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 vintage, poured into deschutes snifter

appearance: dark burgundy, opaque, vanilla rim of bubbles around the edges but bare in the middle, few bubbles reside on sides and bottom of glass. looks awesome, very unique looking beer.

aroma: musty bready nose, can really get the brett smells out of this one, leathery malt backbone, soft black cherries

palate: sharp bite to it, pretty thin feeling but still retains a medium body, overall nice

taste: starts out very sour and sharp, cherries dominate, and its got that classic, stale funky lingering aftertaste that is so great about this style.

overall: one of new belgium's best year in and year out. very enjoyable, everyone should try

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2013 20:56:10 | More by mobius387
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Braz

Washington

3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at BevMo. 2013 is year on label. Very tart yeasty smell. Typical of style I've found. Slightly champagne like. Color is rich opague brown, with a frothy cream colored head. Flavor is very good. Sour and tart. Fruit is tough to differentiate. Strawberry I'd say. Very nice. Mouthfeel is good also, bubbly with a semi dry finish. This is a really good beer. New Belgium can be hit or miss with me but this one's a hit. The reason for a lower overall score is this is hard for me to finish. I almost got heartburn towards the end from the sourness.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 06:31:26 | More by Braz
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2013 release. Tulip glass.

A: Pours brown with excellent clarity and a bit of tannish head. Lots of chaotic lacing and very good lacing.

S: Loads of fresh strawberry, raisin and plum, black cherry, some oak and undertones of spice.

T: Clean flavors. Again, lots of strawberry, a bit of oak, mild lactic sourness, strawberry pop rocks, with some caramel malt on a long sour finish.

M: Medium body and medium-high carbonation.

O: Tasty, nice complexity, and very drinkable. Lots of fruit which fades in favor of the oak as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 05:08:58 | More by pmarlowe
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Type: Bomber
Glass: snifter
Additional: 2013 bottle

Appearance: A brownish/red color. Almost opaque. A finger or so of a tan head that leaves a lacing

Smell: tart tart fruits and oak.

Taste: a bit like a very tart green apple, good oak presence, some sweeter malt notes. pretty complex and strongly tart

Mouthfeel: absolutely not stickyness, just a nice smooth, lighter body and a bit of a warming sensation. wouldn't as for anything differently

Overall: this is a tasty and well done beer. a tad on the pricey side, but what sour isn't. i would pick it up again in the future

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 14:41:40 | More by SportsandJorts
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Vintage opened on 3.13.13

A - Pours a very dark amber-brown with a foamy dark tan head with great retention.

S - Funky, tart, woody, cherry, dark fruit.

T - Super sour, woody, cherry, some fruit.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Super tart and funky. Lots of barrel. Good beer, if you love the pucker.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 04:39:58 | More by HuskyinPDX
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jasoncheb

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Nice reddish hue, with a nice 1 finger tan head on vigorous pour. Great lacing once the head subsides.

S: Instant hit of excellent sour notes, oak, and some background vinegar.

T: Exactly what you want to experience in a great sour. Instant pucker, which lasts...fading into its original brown ale flavors.

M: Like taking in a sweet tart for the first time. Great carbonation, with a a very good balance of sour flavors.

O: Great sour brown ale for the pricepoint. Really happy with this offering from New Belgium. If you are looking for a very forward sour, this is certainly one to try.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 23:28:13 | More by jasoncheb
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webmanspidey

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a snifter. It is a medium muddy brown color. Smell is very sour, acidic, and full of vinegar and lemon. Taste is very sour with strong lemon and acidic flavors. Extremely tart and sour, but very tasty. Definitely one that will be enjoyed by sour lovers.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 03:01:27 | More by webmanspidey
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The aroma here is lovely. Certainly bright and acidic...enough to make my mouth water just from the smell alone. Definitely a fruity note there, particularly of tart cherries. Yum.

Pours a deep mahogany in my glass. Head wasn't much to write home about, though that could be my fault admittedly.

Taste is initially sharply tart....reminicisent of vinegar and sucking on a lemon wedge. However, the fruity aspect then comes through that was noticed on the nose. Again, perhaps a cherry influence there....pleasant. The woodsy nature imparted by the oak barrels is also perceptible. Finishes quite obviously tart, but not quite as much as that initial hit was....it's pleasant.

Really enjoyed it, though at 16 bucks a bottle I'd be hesitant to buy any beer at that price very often.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 01:02:11 | More by NODAK
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A-dark brown with a thin almost non existent tan head

S-honestly, quite possibly the most sour thing I've ever come across in my life time. The smell will wake you up from a coma. Has hints of dark fruits and caramels.

T-oh and it's every bit as sour as its smell. Holy crap this will make the most battle torn of you guys to pucker. I think there's some dark fruit to it along with some caramel. It's difficult to tell really what lies beyond this tartness.

M-sour. Medium carbonation

O-the more I drink this, the more complex and flavorful it gets, possibly because I'm getting accustomed to the sourness. I highly recommend this to anyone that loves the style, don't try it if you're apprehensive to sourness. This should be tasted when someone is deep within their sour career.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 00:57:23 | More by AdamBear
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.35/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark cherry colour, clear. Head is light beige, bubbly and foamy. Quite pleasant, but more lace/head would be nice.

Smell is very pungent and funky, almost to the point of offence. Sulfurous and solventy, slight salty sweaty note, oxidised red wine and masses of pepper. Fascinating, but I find it slightly unpleasant.

Taste is funky, peppery, dark and mysterious. Loads of tart, vinegary acidity from the get-go, with big dollops of merlot, black pepper, currants and burnt toffee/molasses. I like the acidity and the complexity, but I really couldn't drink too much of this.

Sharp pull as expected on the mouthfeel, finishes surprisingly thick and pleasant.

Can't say I'm fully reconciled with this style. I can see this particular example being well loved, but it doesn't quite sit right with me. Good luck to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 04:41:47 | More by laituegonflable
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark red amber color with some brown accents. Moderate level of carbonation was active throughout. Very low to no head retention throughout.

Smell: Complex fruits and a very prominent oak aroma. Tart bitterness from the fruit aroma that packs a heavy punch. Cherries and a bright white wine presence is found.

Taste: Dark fruits and cherries hit on the front. Heavy sour fruits lay into the palette in the body of this brew. A very light bodied sweetness left on the palette. No hop presence at all. French oak barrels come on a little heavy in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Complex and layered. Crisp oak bitter fruits hit then subside to a smooth sweetness. Palette is thrown for a ride.

Overall: Pretty much the first sour ale I've tried. I've been anxious to experiment with this style and I enjoyed my first experience. This beer also gave me some more hope for New Belgian products, will give some of their other products a second chance.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 01:56:09 | More by KFBR392
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

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

Poured out of a 22 ounce bomber into a tulip glass. No bottled on date to be found, but this is the 2013 version, so pretty fresh.

Appearance - An aggressive pour yields a tan, one-finger head that dissipates to abut of foam resting on top in mottled 'islands' of fizz. Lacing clings to glass before slowly drifting back to the liquid. Mahogany, chestnut colors with twinges of muddy red clay color around the edges.

Smell - Hints of vinegar, pickled dark fruits and a healthy acidity. Promise of tartness to come.

Taste - Wonderfully tart with the pickled elements dominating. Sourness and notes of lemon juice linger briefly before finishing dry and crisp. Drinkability increases as the liquid approaches room temperature.

Mouthfeel - Effervescent carbonation balances well with the cutting tartness. Faint and pleasant aftertaste.

Overall, a fantastic beer. There is a reason that this is widely considered among the best American-made sour brown ales.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 20:00:02 | More by LambicPentameter
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ElSid

California

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Vintage

A: Deep mahogany with faint hues of maroon. A finger and a half of khaki foam rises up a generous pour into a snifter which leaves lacing on the glass

S: Tartness and balsamic vinegar run parallel to syrupy, berry sweetness. There is a base of brown bread along with substantial notes of wood and chardonnay.

T: Wood and leather quickly give way to tartness, astringent funk and earthy acetic acid bite. Some crisp sour green apples, raspberry syrup, and raisin sweetness come through in the middle. The oak along with bready cracker maltiness attempt to quell the tart edge succumbing to a dry and puckering finish.

M: Medium with good syrupy linger and moderate carbonation.

O: A nice sour which seems to exemplify the Flanders Oud Bruin style well. A dominating lactobacillus pucker paired with natural apple and berry sweetness. I usually enjoy a bit more fruit sweetness in my sours.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 03:22:44 | More by ElSid
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

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

22 oz bottle split and poured into a New Belgium globe.
7% ABV, 2013

A - A vigorous pour unleashes a tall tan head that, due to a lot of acidity, lowered to a small layer kept afloat only by the nucleation point in the glass. The beer is a beautiful dark ruby red with brown low-lights and plenty of thick lacing left on the glass.

S - Woo-wee! Major wood funk abounds in this Flanders. Plenty of sour lactic notes impart wet wood all over the place and traces of caramel and blonde coffee bean beneath. Fruit undertones of passion fruit and sangria-soaked raisin offer a unique touch while slight metallic notes emerge on the back end though.

T - Toasted malts offer traces of toffee, caramel, and light coffee bean but are largely overshadowed by the wood-driven sour funk with a splash of vinegar on the end.

M - La Folie is sour, no doubt about that. Mouth-puckering and tart, it's got an incredibly strong kick to the finish balanced by spritzy carbonated and medium-feeling malty body.

O - Haven't had a sour beer? La Folie is one of the more sour beers available on the market, so caution is advised. This beauty of a brown looks wonderful, smells inviting and complex, tastes great and is ever-so tart for a n exceptional American take on the style. Like sour beers? La Folie is for you.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 21:29:32 | More by BeerFMAndy
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darky

South Dakota

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013, poured into a Saxo snifter/tulip.

A: Deep chocolate/reddish brown, minimail head, persisten ring of light tan foam at the edge of the glass which clings nicely with ample lacing as you progress.

S: Green apple, other tart fruit

T: Sour apple, right up front and almost fruit punch halfway through. Finishes on a dry cranberry note. Leaves strong traces of its flavor on the lips, a unique trait among beers.

M: Excellent medium-bodied feel and a champagne-like carbonation.

O: I passed on this last year due to the price and not having ever tasted it before. This is a very nicely executed Bruin. Assertively sour, but the whole package is refined and sophisticated so it's not at all a chore to get through. I feel like this may be a nice gateway to fruit lambics, which I intend to try for the first time very soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 04:52:01 | More by darky
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MighHighBrewer

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

2013 Edition La Folie Bottle tried on 3/9/2013

A: Dark brown with mahogany hue. Almost looks like a stout...not quite as black. Very little, if any, head. Bubbles are rather large. I hope this is carbonated enough given that it's a 2013 edition. We'll see...

S: First smell: Dark fruit....fig mostly. Smell a tinge of green apple and grapefruit. A pronounced vanilla and oak character. Strangely, it doesn't smell funky at all. I expected it to smell much more like a Saison than it does. No alcoholic smell at all even though it's a 7% beer. Honestly, it smells great - makes you really want to have a taste.

T - Initial taste: SOUR. Lots of green apple, grapefruit, with some estery notes. It really hits the sides of your tongue while some (and in my opinion, not enough) malty sweetness toys with the front. Pretty dry. Subsequent tastes bring out the oak and vanilla character a little bit more, although the sourness still dominates. Strangely, the dark fruit smell that I get from the beer doesnt come through in the taste. Much more one-note (sour green apple) than I expected.

M - Great mouthfeel. It's medium body and lightly carbonated, yet it feels great in the mouth. Given the lack of any head, I thought for sure it was undercarbed. No so.

O - I think I drank this beer way too early. It's much more one-note than I expect La Folie's to be. By far, 90% of the flavor you get from this beer at this age is sour green apple. Unfortunately, it doesnt have a solid or sweet enough malt base to round out its overwhelming sour qualities. Perhaps this will change with time as the bottle ages, but for right now, it tastes underdeveloped.

I highly recommend that you let the 2013's age for six months (at least) to see if the sour character of the beer mellows out a bit.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 00:58:50 | More by MighHighBrewer
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patre_tim

China

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep brown with a slight red tinge, lots of carbonation but largely opaque No real head to speak of, only a tan cream foam. Some cloudiness. Some spider web-like lacing.

S: Mustard, tart as in sour, mustard greens, mustard gas, almost a green vegetal quality. Red hot radish. Sour, balsamic vinegar quality. Cabbage, bok choi, reminds me of Chinese food.

T: Definite sour going on. I don’t know how others drank the same drink and missed this. Almost a salinous salty quality as well. Balsamic vinegar, but not detecting any sweetness whatsoever. Oak is not in the face, but when siphoned over the tongue, I get the dry oak.

M: Medium weighty body, medium high carbonation.

O: Love it. Love the bottle, the taste, the style. Was from part of my Christmas present from a Colorado friend. With so much flavour, this one should be shared.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 04:16:30 | More by patre_tim
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rdobens

Tennessee

2.29/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I had my growler filled after a recommendation from other member of my local growler club. Having thoroughly enjoyed the other Lips of Faith brews I had tried I really wanted to like this beer. I just could not get my palate into the sour mash. This was my first sour mash beer experience, maybe if I have a few more and become accustom to the flavors I will revisit this beer and re-evaluate.

Serving type: growler

03-08-2013 00:28:08 | More by rdobens
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jvillefan

California

4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: A ruby brown body with a lace white head.

S: A sweet caramel aroma that is tinged with a pleasant sour aroma.

T: Not a lot of sour present. Very mild flavors. There is some grape and toffee in the background.

M: A little thing but great carbonation.

O: Great refreshing beer. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2013 05:21:10 | More by jvillefan
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 bomber to a goblet

Pours a dark reddish brown with half a finger of foam that's dissipated pretty quickly. Mild carbonation is masked through a haze with very little transparency in the middle, lighting up a bit towards the bottom of the glass. Good lacing, not a bad looking flanders red. Aroma of tart cherry, apple, vinegar, oak, a sweet mild malt and a bit of alcohol. Dark fruit esters also come through bringing everything together. Taste follows well, sour fruits up front, nice toasty oak, and a subtle malt backbone. Feel is good, medium body which leaves my mouth salivating. Overall this years isn't bad. I don't know if it's whether I've gotten more acclimated to sours, but this years doesn't seem as strong as last years, despite having the abv kicked up to seven. Still a great beer, I'm not going to pick up many more at $14 a pop though

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 02:54:03 | More by lordofstarside
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Murrhey

Montana

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bomber into my New Belgium tulip glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. No best-by date. 2013 vintage. Price was steep, $14.99 at Brix Bottleshop in Kalispell, Mont. Hoping it lives up to its reputations. I do love sours. Anyway, beer time.

A- One-finger light brown head with very active carbonation and a quick erosion of the head. Slowly falling lacing. Maple-reddish color with low clarity.

S- Absolutely wonderful and complex aroma. Chardonnay, tannins, oak, vanilla, and typical sour scents. Holy cow, this smell is a five.

T- Crisply tart, vinous flavors and tannins from the barrels this was aged in. Strangely, I could pick out the chardonnay and oak even if I didn't read that on the bottle. Sour, but not overpowering. I believe I may have found my new favorite sour. Surprisingly refreshing.

M- Slightly vinous like a dry white wine. Finishes with active carbonation and a light body.

O- The mouthfeel is well above average and it is the weakest part of this beer. Do no pass this up if you see it. Worth $15 for a once-a-year type brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 05:26:43 | More by Murrhey
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spoony

Colorado

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

From a 650 ml bomber (dated December 2, 2012, but the release is 2013) into a tulip.

A-This brew pours a thin, light-brown head that drops to spotty foam cap within seconds. The beer is a nice-looking ruby red hued brown color. Quite murky.

S-The smell is moderately sour with hints of sour cherries and a light touch of tart apple, as well as a pretty solid whiff of vanilla. The dry oak scent is mild at first, but really grows as the brew warms toward room temperature. Not much funk happening here.

T-The taste tracks the smell closely with perhaps a bit more pucker power on the tongue than you would expect, and a stronger oak component. You get sour cherries, some vanilla, and a light funkiness. Finish is long and all dry oak.

M-This beer is heavier in the body than some oud bruins, but I still medium weight. There is a decent wave of carbonation upfront that pairs nicely with the sour flavors and that long, dry finish.

O-This is one of my favorites and one of the beers that really got me back into craft after a whiskey-filled hiatus. While La Folie isn't as good as I remember from back in the day of corked and caged bottles, this is still a fine beer and an excellent representation of the style. This year's batch has more oak (and less sour fruit) than I recall from previous batches, but that could just be nostalgia talking.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 04:01:07 | More by spoony
Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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