New Belgium Brewing Company
Lips of Faith series – La Folie
“Sour Brown Ale” Aged in French Oak
On Draft – Tulip Glass
Color – The beer has a dark amber color with a shine and is clear but not crystal. No head and heavy appearance in the glass.
Smells – There are distinct notes of tart Rainier cherries and crushed fermented lavender.
Mouthfeel – The Beer possesses a thick mouth feel for a sour, with a high amount of carbonation.
Tastes – The beer opens with gobs of sour malt flavors of ripe cherries and apples. Rice and cider vinegar flavors and a distinct grassy malt undertone round out the beer. As the beer warms the malt moves forward and the fruit flavors enter the background.
Finish – It is much longer than most sours with a final note of lavender.
Conclusion – A must try and a bottle should be considered for the beer fridge.