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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Felix is New Belgium’s blonde sour ale aged in oak foeders at the brewery. It is blended in various proportions in many of New Belgium’s sour wood-aged beers, such as Le Terroir and Tart Lychee.

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 (Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with small off-white head. Aroma of mold, mustiness, old books, and light sourness. Flavor of sour fruit upfront and then dries out quickly with the oak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Tap at Night of the Funk. Apparently I’m the only guy that doesn’t love this beer. Cloudy gold pour with a decent head. Some acid in the aroma, but a lot of garbage smells. Flavor has a good sour up front but fades into more trash. Maybe there’s just something wrong with me. This is incredibly different than La Folie and every other sour beer I’ve had from NB. Ah well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
Tap from 08 Night of the Funk. Aroma of funky tobacco, mildew, compost, feces. But of course all of this in a good way. Flavor tart and acidic, very funky with that mildew presence. Very interesting arrangement of pure funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3567) - 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 (7754) - 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 (1882) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
On tap @ Brouwer’s. 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 (3584) - 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.

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