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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Felix is New Belgiumís blonde sour ale aged in oak foeders at the brewery. It is blended in various proportions in many of New Belgiumís sour wood-aged beers, such as Le Terroir and Tart Lychee.

How to tell youíre drinking the Felix version of Love: should be straw to orange / amber in color, not dark caramel or brown. If itís called "Love" on a pub or festival menu, itís most likely Felix and not Oscar.


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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2009
On tap at Firkin Fest 2009 ~ Golden hazy in color with a little white head. The nose has fruit & oak notes. Comes across the palate as apple, and pear notes; very malty. Sweet tasting. Medium bodied. Tart finish. Very drinkable. Very enjoyable. I could sip this for day.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2015
On Tap hazy deep orange with a brief off white head. Some confusion in the name as teh commercial description suggests but this is neither Cherries or Peaches. Very tart. Nearly authentic Lambic level of tartnes/acidity. Nice rounded fruity flavors also though and squeaky finish. A bit lighter and a bit more sour than La Folie, even the original caged corked 750s of yore. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Tap - unique fruit in this one. Lots of juicy lychee and oak. Good combo of flavors. Quite tart and sour wo being overdone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
[2/13/15] Draught sample at Almanac & Friends Sourfest at Public House in San Francisco. Hazy deep golden. Aroma of oak, cherry, funk, vanilla. Sour flavor, somewhat funky, oaky, with some vanilla. Medium-bodied. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Toronado, Seattle. Colour is cloudy murky light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries and sourness. Very fresh and drinkable sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2867) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at Toronado-Seattle. Big snifter pour (~12oz). A glowing gold-amber color, too thick for clarity but not cloudy. A little musky acetic aroma. More berries than bad acetic. Flavor has a very doable acetic finish. I just want more malt and other characteristics to play with the sour character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Hazy copper/orange color with a white head. Nice tart cherry lemon, vanilla wood cinnamon aromas; lots to take in here. Medium tart throughout with sour cherry and lemon, with some vanilla and wood to temper some of the tartness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1002) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Draft at HopCat GR - pours a hazy orange . Soft funky aroma . Some citrus fruit ... Mild sour ... Nice soft finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Slightly hazy golden yellow pour with white head. Aroma of oranges, lemon, funk, oak and faint vinegar. Taste of lemon zest, tart peach, funk, oak and an apple cider vinegar kick that sweetens out on the finish. Light bodied, nice carbonation, interesting beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222 (889) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Woody, oaky vinous sour blonde colored beer. Great flavors, vinous prob 6 or 7 of 10. This is great. Seems like le terroir without the dry hop. Really enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer (963) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Tap at hops and pie. Cloudy gold with a small off white head. Aromas of citrus, lychee, and some earthy notes. Flavor is tart fruit, lychee, light funk and oak. Light to medium bodied.


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