#722 Ninkasi’s Vanilla Oatis & #723 New Belgium’s La Folie


Name:┬áNinkasi’s Vanilla Oatis
Brewery: Ninkasi Brewing Company
Brewery Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 7%
Location Purchased: Norm’s Beer & Wine (Vienna, Virginia, USA)
Date Sampled: 3/26/2016

“Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout is characterized by a roasted front flavor, smooth rich oats, a touch of chocolate flavor, and a rich vanilla complexity imparted by whole vanilla beans. It is bigger than a traditional stout with more alcohol, body and a touch more bitterness to keep it balanced.” – Ninkasi Brewing Company


Name: New Belgium’s La Folie
Brewery: New Belgium Brewing Company
Brewery Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Style: Sour Brown Ale
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 7%
Location Purchased: Norm’s Beer & Wine (Vienna, Virginia, USA)
Date Sampled: 3/26/2016

“La Folie, French for “the folly,” is a beer steeped in New Belgium brewing tradition. This wood-aged, sour brown spends one to three years in big, oak barrels, known as foeders. And when the beer finally hits the glass, La Folie is sharp and sour, full of green apple, cherry, and plum-skin notes. Pouring a deep mahogany, the mouthfeel will get you puckering while the smooth finish will get you smiling. Not a beer for the timid, La Folie is a sour delight that will turn your tongue on its head. Find out why it’s considered one of the best sour beers around.” – New Belgium Brewing Company

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