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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

3,069 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,069
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 473
Gots: 617 | 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)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

laxer8811, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jaymo18, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

mvdillman, Feb 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ToddHolder, Feb 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Tricerahops, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

herrburgess, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

BigJYoungblood, Feb 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

cultclassic89, Feb 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

UnoMasBelgian, Feb 14, 2014
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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber. 2013 vintage. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a darker red brown color with 1 finger of a light tan head that dissipates to a thin collar. Body is dark but relatively clear when held up to light, with some light visible carbonation.

Smell: Strong acidic sourness with sour cherries, vinegar, oak, red grape, lactic acid.

Taste: Taste mostly follows the aroma with notes of balsamic vinegar, red wine, and sour cherry with some notes of brown bread in the finish and aftertaste. Sourness is high.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium lively carbonation helps move the flavors along. Minimal alcohol presence.

Overall: One of the best American examples of a flander red/oud bruin. Really complex and flavorful with a really pleasant high sourness. Definitely worth seeking out.

Jonada, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jeffwright, Feb 14, 2014
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pinkysup, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

FLBeerGuy, Feb 11, 2014
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heysuz, Feb 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

logicerror, Feb 09, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful ruby red, almost mahogany, with a light brown ring of head.

S: Dark fruit and malt in the nose.

T: Tart strawberries and some fruity Belgian yeast esters.

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: This is perhaps a less intense take on the style, and more akin to the less oaky Flanders Red Ale style.

BierJager89, Feb 04, 2014
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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 3,069 ratings.