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
Ratings:
3,921
Reviews:
1,060
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
601
Gots:
964
For Trade:
49
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4.91/5  rDev +16.4%

Follows through on the hype, one of the best beers I have had.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bubseymour
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +13.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%

2014 bottle at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma initial burst of rotting fruit quickly supplanted by a sour cherry smell
Head large (5 cm), light brown, fizzy, quickly diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Body dark reddish brown, clear
Flavor begins very tart with tastes of cherry and maybe plum. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.1875. Final weighted score: 4.2875.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

La Folie from New Belgium Brewing
4.22 out of 5 based on 3,921 ratings.
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