When I had my first sour beer, I didn’t even know. It was a Lambic. Not long after I had another, it was a Gose. I still had know idea about this whole genre known as sour beer. I just thought these were interesting, unique, and enjoyable brews.
Fast forward to a beer tasting in 2014 – I discover that sour beers are their own style! This got me curious and I realized that I needed to explore more.
New Belgium’s 2014 La Folie Sour Brown Ale was one I needed to add to my list. This beer has flavours of tart fruits and sour apples. It is a very really tangy drink! Almost reminds me of an appletini – sweet and sour. Ok, mostly sour. This is a good beer, however a bottle retails for about $17, which I find rather expensive (I actually saw this on sale for more than $20 at one establishment!).
If you haven’t had a sour beer yet, you should. They are tart and may make your face pucker upon first sip. Not your usual brew.
Colour: amber brown
Nose: definite hints of sour of sour fruit
Flavour: tart and sour