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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3527) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Tap sampled on 09/26/08 at Night of the Funk. Pours a light orange with a small white head. Aroma of slight tartness with lots of citrus, orange zest, and a ton of funk. This is a very light tasting beer, almost Berliner Weisse-lke with the slight tartness to it. Pretty good but of course La Folie is better!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 27, 2008
This beer is friggin’ delicious. Just tart, not super sour. Resplendent with fruits and super drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
At Toronado, pours attractive golden amber. Interesting color with no head. The nose is tart and fruity with some wood. The flavor matches the nose closely, with a lot of sour apricots and a hint of raspberries and cherries. The finish is tannic and woody. The entire time, an acidic influence persists that, along with the wood, completely dries the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Draft at Toronado 21st Anniv. Amber, clearish with a small ring of white head. Aroma is lightly tart, but also apricots / bandaids. I guess I wasn’t sure, but it seemed a little infected. Flavor is sweet and sour, somewhat like vinegar, creamy and thick palate, and again it tastes a little infected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Draft. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Nice acetic aroma. Sour acetic/vinegry flavor with some cherry and wood. Medium body. Lingering sourness with musty cherry and acetic notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1845) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
On tap @ Brouwerís. As much as I thought I would flip a lid over this one, I would prefer a Terrior over this simply because it lacks a small amount of bodied comparitively. That being said, the flavor on the brew is still incredible, with many different sour and funk notes. Lemons and sour pears come out in the fruit world, with lots of bittering hops to feast on throughout the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3480) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 12 oz draft at Brouwers Cafe Sour Fest in Seattle, Washington. I had this as New Belgium Foedre. Pour is cheddar cheese orange, cloudy with a 1 inch off white head. Aroma is super sour, very tart, even medicinal. Taste is huge: super, mouth puckering, sucking on a lemon, sour. Green apple tartness in the finish. Citric, lactic. Sweet, than suddenly very dry. Finish is simultaneously mouth-coating and drying. Interesting in an over the top sour sense, but too overpowering to me. The whole experience was overwhelming. My stomach lining was screaming for me not to finish this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcd (366) - USA - APR 2, 2006
This was a tasty brew that is sad to see is no longer. Melony aromas with bready, sourdough, yeasty qualities and some phelolics. Deep, unclear orange. No head. SOUR. MMM. Tasty. A nice New Belgium product I wish I could find again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (30488) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
[Dr. Billís tasting @ Falling Rock, GABF 2004] An unclear orange beer with no head. The aroma is lovely sour from wild fermentation, and the flavor is an extremely sour wild fermented one with notes of grapefruit. Lovley.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2005
GABF 2004, Dr. Billís tasting @ Falling Rock. Great beer. Melon citrus and yeast aroma. Dope taste (I love Flemish Sours): candied sour apples, green grapes, sour cherries. Spice in the finish like a muddafugga (the whole spice cabinet was in there), but it was one of those pleasant intensities only pulled off by the best of beers.

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