New Belgium La Folie Holiday Edition 2020
What the brewers say
A special run of our iconic sour brown ale, La Folie, in 750mL cork-and-cage bottles.
What our panel thought
Caramel apple, roast chestnuts, aged wood, damp earth, and lemon-lime in the nose. The sip offers soft citrus with perfectly placed caramel that softens the acidic edge. A char bitterness hovers, adding contrast without overpowering the delicate foreground. Remarkably nuanced.
What our editors thought
Complex aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, caramel soaked in sherry, spicy highlights. In the flavor: a soft acidity, with roast carrying into a dry finish but hindering drinkability; sour and burnt components don't mesh. Pleasant overall, if mild.