This is the Snobby Beer review of the 2012 batch of La Folie from New Belgium Brewing in Fort Colins, Colorado. La Folie is a barrel-aged Flanders Oud Bruin beer that is a blend of a 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year old base beer. This review features two new guests – Michael Leonardi and Joshua Hatfield (who was kind enough to provide the beer). Thanks, guys!
From the New Belgium website:
“La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being bottled. 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.
New in 2010, we’ll do a single bottling of La Folie for the year. Collect the 22oz unique to 2010 designed bottle and start a yearly wood-aged collection of goodness.
Just the facts Ma’am…
ABV – 6.0%
IBU – 18
Calories – 200
Hops – Target
Malts – Pale, Munich, Carpils, C-80, Chocolate
OG – 15.2TG – 3.2″
Questions? Suggestions? Let me know what you think! Grab a beer and leave a comment.