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New Belgium La Folie 2011

La Folie is the brainchild of New Belgium brewmaster Peter Bouckaert.  Bouckaert previously brewed for Rodenbach Brewery, home of sour beers in West Flanders, Belgium.  New Belgium’s La Folie is a very popular U.S. born and brewed Flanders Ale.

Commercial Description:
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.

Style: Flanders Red Ale
Hops: Target
Malts: Pale, Munich, Carapils, C-80, Chocolate

Taste Expectations: Tart, sour. Dark fruits. Cherries, oak.

Availability: 22oz bombers. Draft. Brewed once a year.

6% ABV