La Folie | New Belgium Brewing

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La FolieLa Folie

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

On draft (2014?) at Chuck’s bottle shop. Orange brown color, with a medium amount of white head. Slightly cloudy. Lace lingers a bit. Aroma of caramel, very little hops, fallen leaves, cranberry, cherry. Starts sour, and then sweet, with a sour finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, slightly oily texture, a little metal with a fairly long finish. Nice beer!

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.58/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.76/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Sour bomb for sure! Cherries, plums and lactic acid. Finish is dry with champagne like carbonation

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.96/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle.

A: Pours a deep dark red/brown. Tall and fizzy medium brown head that fades quickly. No lacing.

s: Nice sweet brown sugar with sour fruitiness. Cherries maybe? Decent chocolate when swirled oddly enough. Reminds me of chocolate covered cherries.

T: Oh yeah. Sour bomb. Way more sour than the smell alludes to. Heavy lactic sourness with lots of sour berries. A touch of sweetness in the finish with brown sugar and caramel. Lingering dry, crisp sour fruits.

M: Medium bodied, very sour.

O: Really nice Oud Bruin. Crisp and refreshing. Very sour but borderline TOO sour. Backed up decently with a little malty sweetness. Smooth for something this sour too. Nicely crafted.

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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into Lindeman's flute glass.

A - Pours a clear brown tinged with ruby. One and a half fingers of off white head.

S - Sour cherry is the main aroma I get.

T - This is a fantastic flavor profile. Tart, sour cherry and apple, a bit of sweet raspberry, and a good helping of oak. The pucker power on this is strong.

M - Moderate body with moderate carbonation. Great sour aftertaste.

O - Definitely one of my favorite sours. This hits all the right notes and is still very drinkable for the amount of complexity.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 3,970 ratings
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