over thanksgiving AP and I brought a couple of interesting brews over to her aunt and uncle’s place to drink during some football games.
- we both decided that la folie, a flanders red from new belgium, would get some reactions and be an interesting conversation piece.
- la folie is definitely a crowd favorite at overcarbed headquarters – it has very well balanced vinegary tartness that is refreshing and not overwhelming, with a great oaky malt backbone.
- in fact, when it comes to the style, I actually prefer this colorado offering to many from the source. it is a consistently awesome beer, and is now surprisingly obtainable thanks to the lips of faith distribution series. recommended pairings can be found here.
- were EP and TP fans? judging from comments such as “are you trying to poison me?!” and an allusion to “donkey piss,” I think they might need a few more glasses to get a better idea of the style 😉