La Folie | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,439
Reviews:
1,075
Ratings:
4,009
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Wants:
615
Gots:
990
Trade:
47
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Ratings: 4,009 |  Reviews: 1,075
Photo of kitch
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22 fl. oz. bomber, 2016 vintage, bottled on 19th December 2015. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A dark reddish brown colour with a two fingered creamy tanned head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart cherry, vinous, wine with hints of plum, raisin, oak and vinegar.

Taste: Tart, sour, cherry, plum, vinous and oak with hints of green apple. A good lasting sour finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice and great tasting Oud Bruin.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snakeayes11
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PDXAmbassador
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Look is a dark brown/ruby color with quickly dissipating head. Smell is sour apples, yeast, malt. Taste is more sour apple, with cherries, brett, and candy sugar. Mouthful is evenly balanced, lightly carbonated, moderate sourness, and finishes dry with a pleasant sour fruit aftertaste.

This is probably the best sour beer New Belgium makes. I wish it was easier to find and that they also sold it in 12oz bottles, but this is very enjoyable. A good sour beer, not too sour but just right IMO.

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Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of omahawk
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark ruby brown with 1 cm lacing that lingers. Smell is sour fruit. Taste is a great balance of carbonation, sour, fruit, and malt. Just a wonderfully drinkable sour barrel aged beer. Hints of cherry and green apple. Mouthfeel is light, fizzy balanced with slight sour bite. Great Belgian style beer.

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Photo of Rmiles
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What NBB calls the original sour beer. I really like this beer and the crispness mixed with the sour punch on the tongue without being overpowering.

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Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HawkeyeJosh
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkermitj
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbertsch
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very approachable flanders brown ale. Keeps head better than most sours do. Drinks smoother too.

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Photo of rabbott2
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SBlobaum
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of atlandy
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkarimi
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coryhk
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2016 consumed in 2017

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Photo of Pittsburgh-Redneck
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 4,009 ratings