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« on: April 04, 2013, 09:08:52 PM »
I just cracked into my first bottle of La Folie. Damn this is a good beer! It's a really clean, really sour Flanders. There is loads of cherry flavor and aroma, with just a touch of funk, There's not a lot of oak flavor, but there is enough tannin to balance out the relatively thin mouthfeel and make this incredibly drinkable, despite being a very sour brew. Just as good as Rodenbach to my tastes and almost gives Red Poppy a run for the money as my favorite sour.
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Re: La Folie
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 09:15:26 PM »
la folie is awesome.  try le terrior, the name is pretentious but the beer is great.  le terrior is like la folie but dry hopped.  stay away from tranatlantique kreik, a real let down.

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Re: La Folie
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 06:32:17 AM »
Wait, if the beer is great, then the name couldn't be pretentious!
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Re: La Folie
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 07:02:59 AM »
Wait, if the beer is great, then the name couldn't be pretentious!

Maybe it's pretending to be a bad beer? ;)
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Re: La Folie
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 07:53:02 AM »
I agree, really enjoy this beer. 
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Re: La Folie
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 08:02:10 AM »
La Folie is my wife's favorite beer. She buys it almost every time she sees it.

I am glad she also likes my Flanders red, which is not quite as sour, and has a bit more funk.
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 08:46:41 AM »
I have a couple of these in the secret beer cabinet. After doing the tour before GABF and drinking a fresh keg of it right next to the foudres back in October, I had to stock up.

And Le Terrior is another good one - showed that you really can dry hop a sour!
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 02:25:17 PM »
La Folie is also one of my favorites.  My wife and I had a private tour by one of the bartenders a few years ago and had a sample right out of the perlick in one of the foudres (is that what they call those big old casks?).  That was one of those can't-stop-smiling days. ;D
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La Folie
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2013, 06:42:36 AM »
Sucks, the one I had a couple years ago tasted like vomit. Guess ill have to give it another shot.
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Re: La Folie
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2013, 07:10:18 AM »
There was a sign on one of the vats that said, "BAD BELOW HIS LINE."  Maybe you had some of that.
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Re: La Folie
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2013, 07:14:52 AM »
I like La Folie but it's not my favorite sour. It's more acetic than I prefer but I've come to like it a lot more than I did the first time I drank it. Sadly, the price has gone up faster than my enjoyment of the beer. It used to sell for $6-8 for a bomber and now it sells for about twice that.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 06:42:28 AM »
I like La Folie but it's not my favorite sour. It's more acetic than I prefer but I've come to like it a lot more than I did the first time I drank it. Sadly, the price has gone up faster than my enjoyment of the beer. It used to sell for $6-8 for a bomber and now it sells for about twice that.

It's a bit too sour for me, but I do think it is a matter of personal taste.  I don't care for my sours to be salad dressing material. ;).  But others seem to like them very sour. At $17 for a bomber, I'll pass.  I can get Rodenbach for half the price.
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Re: La Folie
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2013, 03:25:12 PM »
And Le Terrior is another good one - showed that you really can dry hop a sour!

That beer inspired my Citra fresh-hopped pale sour. Awesome combo. Not sure why more sours aren't dry hopped.
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Re: La Folie
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2013, 06:51:23 PM »
It's a bit too sour for me, but I do think it is a matter of personal taste.  I don't care for my sours to be salad dressing material. ;).  But others seem to like them very sour.

The funny thing is, I was expecting this to be super mouth-watering sour, like doing shots of pickle juice. And yet, I was like "yeah, this is sour, but I would enjoy a beer even more sour than this".

And I don't like vinegar or pickles at all, either. I've asked to move tables at restaurants if someone is eating fish & chips with malt vinegar nearby, because I can't even handle the smell. But for some reason, the more sour the better when it comes to sour beer for me. I don't seem to make the same "balsamic vinegar" connection with Flanders Reds that so many others seem to make.
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2013, 07:04:11 PM »
Mine was sour, like the way vomit is sour when you upchuck only a little and swallow it back down. Stomach bile. zExactly what it tasted like..... OMG it was vile....
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