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New Belgium Love - Felix with Tart Cherries

New Belgium Love - Felix with Tart Cherries
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Love barrel blended with tart cherries by brewer Jamie Mastin.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists moderate tart cherry, light cola, caramel, and sour lemon. It a a hazy dull orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate tart cherry. There are some hints of cola in the background. The finish has moderate sour lemon with a hint of vinegar. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pour on tap at FOBAB 2014, hazy golden-orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of earth, grain, nice tart cherry, slight cherry pie note into some vanilla, wood, some acetic and lactic, funky notes as well. Taste was a mix of oak, funk, yeast, some nice vanilla, cherry, tart cherry without the medicinal, finishing fairly dry, tart, slightly funky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11138) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Keg at the Green Dragon, PDX post NB MTB/tap takeover, 11/11/14. Hazed amber with reddish hues topped with a moderate beige/crimson swirl. Nose is tarte cherry skins, woody, funk, dank wood, musty berries. Taste comprises tangy cherries, soured red berry compote, pissy straw, funk, earthy. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light acidic strokes in a semi puckering close. Solid sour.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Brewvival 2015 Trip #86. Keg at Brewvival. Pours a hazy orange with a thin frothy off-white head. Aroma of candied cherry, earth, pepper, spice. The taste is tart cherries, herbal notes, pale malt, vanilla. Medium bodied, bright, well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Amber pour, off white head. Nice beer! Cherries, basamic, roasted lemons, funky leathery notes. I really like this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PartyFowle (187) - - FEB 20, 2015
Draft at World of Beer Tempe in a New Belgium globe. Cloudy and ruby-hued, with a frothy pinkish head aroma is lemon, sour cherry, mild funk, green oak, peach, hibiscus. Very complex. Flavor has more apparent acidity, the mild tannic nature of sour cherries meeting dried lemon, Brett-derived funk, peach sweetness, almond and oaky vanilla. It’s as if new flavors emerge with each sip. Phenomenal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured at FoBAB 2014 (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice hazed golden amber pour, a nice summery glow with frothy whitish head atop. Good firmer ring sticks around, laces ok. Aromas are a bit of tannic cherry, cobwebs and funk meet oak, some sourness and lactic elements grow a bit. Some earth, gentle cherry and horseblanket. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some aggressive cherry and acidic zing hits with lemon, firm oak, a bit of acedic quality with some citrus, cherry and more funk. A bit fuzzy and brett driven with nice cobwebs, gentle sourness and citric elements are decent sourness into the back. More dry and funk driven back here though, tannic oak and straw. Solid, a bit weird and doesn’t necessarily flow great but a nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1678) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Fobab 2014. Listed as NBB LOVE Cherry Felix. Sour and tart. Mild acid. Lots of sour cherry. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Draft at Release the Funk. Golden orange color, small off white head. The cherries are fairly subtle in this one, on a soft sour background. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1144) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Served at a special release at Tap N Handle during GABF week. Tart cherry and funk aroma but not medicinal. Dark ruby color with a minimal head. Like dark cranberry. Fluid and oily finish but full. Tart cherry up front that was followed by wood, spice and funkiness but nothing off kilter. Well-balanced and complex.


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