La Folie | New Belgium Brewing

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4.25/5
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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:
#851
Reviews:
1,071
Ratings:
3,994
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
613
Gots:
983
Trade:
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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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Vintage '15.

Pours a dark brown-red with a finger of khaki head. Fair head retention and a few laces. Aroma is cherries, dark fruit with biscuit and bread malts. Light sour twinge to it. Flavor profile is cherries, dark fruit, and plum. Light biscuit and bread malts as well. It carries a light lactic sourness to it. Mouth feel is smooth, and somewhat watery, giving it a thin feel. Overall, very tasty and smooth. It has a pleasant level of sour, without being a sucker punch to the jaw.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briancathy
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
2.48/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of beaulabauve
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Pel
4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

2015 vintage.

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

Photo of billydrinksbeer
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a dark-ish brown, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like sweet breadiness, red wine vinegar, cherries, dark fruit (prunes), and woodiness.

This is definitely a classic beer, and very enjoyable. It's quite malty, which is nice, with caramel and breadiness, along with sour cherries, red wine, light chocolate, and toasted oak. This is really complex, but it remains super drinkable.

This is medium bodied, a bit creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

This is a classic for a reason- a lot of care went into this one.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cbcrunch
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,994 ratings