New Belgium La Folie

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Type: Flanders Red Ale
  • Brewed by: New Belgium
  • Availability: Limited Release
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  • Region Available: USA
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Bread - Dark
  • Serve at Temperature: Cool
  • Container: Chalices
  • Website: http://www.newbelgium.com/
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  • 10 
  • 4.3/5 
  • 6.00% 
  • 1003/3686 
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La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being hand bottled, numbered and corked for your enjoyment.

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  • Jul 12, 2011
    kaj-ii (781)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.8
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    [Best served in a Tulip glass]

    Poured a clear dark brown with an average sized light brown fizzy head that was gone before I took the first sip and had virtually no lacing to speak of. The aroma was kind of sweet with roasted cookie malts and a sweet yeast with notes of brown sugar, some dark dried fruit and a hint of sour apples. It tasted very lightly sweet and malty with a nice dried fruit note at first then WOW did it get sour real quick with a strong does of sour apple at the end. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and very dry in texture with a very lively carbonation. Overall as sour beers go this one is right up there. Very sour and very tasty. If you like sour beers this one is definitely worth a try...

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  • Feb 3, 2011
    Dirtypirate (1)Rank: Beer NoviceGroup: Beer Heaven
    4.5
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    Not what i expected. A full bodied beer with a delectable earth aroma but packs a hidden sour punch. A lips of faith addition i'd love to see on the shelf all year round.
  • Aug 3, 2009
    Stacatto99 (3)Rank: Beer Novice
    2.4
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    At first sip I wasn't sure what to expect. It is dark and has very full and woody flavor. It is also very tart. I think that although it is very extreme ( not something you drink fast) it deserves a try, especially by connoiseurs