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Lips Of Faith - La Folie - New Belgium Brewing

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3,402 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,402
Reviews: 997
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.56%
Wants: 509
Gots: 741 | FT: 44
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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4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage, poured into a teku glass

A- pours a dark, but nearly transparent brown color with some ruby hues appearing on the edges of the glass, small foamy and creamy light tan head that retains long after the pour, leaving some lacing behind after finally settling

S- dark cherry juice tartness with notes of berries, vinous red wine, nutty oak barrel, balsamic vinegar, floral and candied fruit

T- immediate puckering hits the mouth, then quickly releases flavors of dark grape skin, fresh berries, dark cherries, wild grapes, oak, balsamic vinegar and finishes with a woodsy dryness

M- medium body with moderated carbonation produces a foamy mouthfeel, leading to a smooth and puckering bone dry finish

O- mouth puckering great sour ale, lots of fruity notes with a good oaky backbone. 2012 is holding up nicely

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage.

Pours semi-clear dark ruby-brown with a 1/2 inch eggshell head that settles to a ring on top and leaves spots of lace.

The smell is of dark cherry, faint vinegar, plum and clove.

The taste is of tart unripe cherry, plum, molasses and dark grapes. There is definitely a woody, almost herbal taste on the back end. Sour cherry cola comes to mind.

The texture is light bodied with medium carbonation.

A very interesting effort. There are a lot of aromas and flavors intertwining with each other within this beer with positive results. Sour but, not overwhelming so. Try this beer.

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4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a dark reddish brown, clear, little head
S: cherry, dark fruits, smells like a oud bruin, not sure how to describe the tart smell
T: very tasty, sour, dark fruits, tart cherries, little oaky flavor
M: great, lots of carbonation
O: really goods Flanders, tart and sweet. On par with duchesse

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz.) bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors in Dupont Circle NW D.C., unclear brewing/bottling date but 2014 vintage, poured into my The Lost Abbey Teku glass, drank 04/30/2014 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - ruby red-to-brown coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see through), tannish head pours fizzy and settles into a fine glass lacing persisting throughout the pour, small carbonation bubbles emerge off the bottom of the glass and settles into a small island of small and medium size bubbles in the middle of the glass; moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - more muted than I would have liked but picking up ripe stone fruit, lactic acid and oak/vinous qualities; there is also some background alcohol; no hop aroma; no diacetyl, no DMS

T: 16/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a moderate-to-high tartness - sour hanging fruit -raspberry, lemon and orange; in the middle of the mouth, some of the vinous qualities emerge - tannins and lactic acid - with moderate oak-barrel notes; the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming to be expected for 6% ABV

M: 4/5 - moderate bodied and appropriately carbonated for an American wild ale; really nice dry, crisp finish that doesn't linger; easy to drink

O: 9/10 - a stellar oak-aged fruit wild ale - tart, refreshing, dry with a complex aroma and flavor; one of the better American takes on a Oud Bruin that I'd put right up there with The Bruery's Oude Tart ; it's also a nice price point for under $10 in the greater D.C. area; definitely recommended purchasing/trading if it's not in your area

TOTAL = 41/50

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

Pours brown in color with some dark crimson accents. Head is off white and fizzy.

You can tell how sour this is from the aroma. Apple cider vinegar is the most dominant aroma. There is also a very faint wood aroma on the backend.

Taste is intensely sour and awesome. Super tart candy like flavors coat the mouth with notes of vinegar crisp apples and lemon. Oak adds a nice balance near the end.

Mouthfeel is mouth puckering tart and very crisp. Light feel and high carbonation are balanced by a very crisp presence and a very faint dry finish.

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Lips Of Faith - La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
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