2013 La Folie Sour Brown Flanders Oud Bruin (Lips Of Faith series)
New Belgium Brewing Company
Fort Collins, Colorado
All I can do is sigh. Every sip of this is a reality fading experience on the heights beer can reach when good intention and execution is combined with fortuitousness and patience and a little bit of good luck is added.
I pulled this bottle out of the fridge since it’s about a year old and I have another 2013 bottle that will remain sitting for a year or two.
This is one of the strongest arguments for beer as more than just American lager swill or insanely hopped IPAs. Complex and inviting yet so tart and sour that it may possibly be too much for even sour ale fans.
The only bad thing about La Folie is that it’s bottled only once a year.