Review – New Belgium La Folie
From New Belgium Brewing – La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years. Brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach – home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter’s beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones. Once, sold in 750ml corked and caged bottles, this can now be found as part of the Lips of Faith series in 22 oz. bombers.
New Belgium Brewing – Lips of Faith – La Folie – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet 6% abv.
Appearance: Pours a dark red/maroon with a stripe of off white foam at the top. Almost no light can get through.
Aroma: Red wine, grape skins, lemon and wood and or cork.
Taste: Sour grapes, a decent amount of wood, an acidic citrus sourness, and finishes very tart.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, decently carbonated, and puckering.
Overall: A beer enjoyable to all the senses. Sour, tart and woody. It’s refreshing.