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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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3,358 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,358
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 495
Gots: 707 | FT: 38
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a snifter on tap at Rustico Alexandria.

I thought this was a good one. I’m certainly a rookie with sour-like beers, but blending all three years certainly makes for a great beer. - 4.5

A - Pours a red tinted brown with a tan half-finger head. Opaque in the glass. Great lacing - 3.75

S - Sour fruit, but hard for me to discern specific aromas. - 3.75

T - Sour with some sour cherry but with a supporting malty base that gives the beer a smooth finish. Some faint sweetness. No super lactic (puke in your mouth) taste like some Flanders. - 4.5

MF - No pucker, medium-body, smooth dry finish. - 4.5

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Had on draft at Rustico Alexandria in a goblet 2014 vintage

A-Clear, mahogany with a one finger off-white head and a lots of lacing.

S-Aroma of tart dark fruit, cranberry and roasted malt.

T-Taste of tart dark fruit, strawberries, roasted malt, vinegar and cranberries.

M-Medium body and medium/low carbonization.

O-Overall this was great sour, it was my second sour to try and will try again because it was great!

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2014 bottle poured into a mini snifter.

A: Dark burgundy red. A little lacing and head, but dissipates quickly.

S: Like fruity vinegar. Acutely acidic. The sourness of this is almost overwhelming.

T: Super sour. Like biting a lime wedge sour, ok, not quite that sour. However, it is one of the most sour beers I have had. It does have a bit of a spicy fruit finish. If you like sours, you will probably like this. If you dont, you will probably hate it.

M: Tingly, a surprisingly thick feel. It is not a BA stout by any means, but for how puckering it is, its not very thin.

O: A great sour, it may only be released once a year, but had good availability despite that. Drinks great fresh.

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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