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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3295) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29802) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arjoseph (639) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
03. Tap FRTH 6/2004. Phenomenal sour cherry acidic aroma. Velvety mouthfeel. Beautiful sour flavor. Acidity is present, but never harsh. Some oak, but mostly rodenbach style wood aged flavor. Surprisingly coherent for an unblended beer. A fascinating look into what goes into La Folie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2004
Sampled at the GABF Dr. Bill tasting: Clear lightly hazy copper brown with a thin white head. Aroma is tart, fruity, full of cherries and a touch of acidity. Starts semi-sweet with a hint of fructose, turning much more dry, tart, and fruity, but not overpowering. Very well-balanced, authentic and enjoyable. Thanks again to Dr. Bill.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 6/1/04. On draft at Falling Rock in Denver, CO 6/1/04. What a pleasant surprise and perfect final course for my beer expedition across America! Itís impossible not to think about La Folie when you try this beer, not least of all because this beer BECOMES La Folie after a little of the good olí beer alchemy works its thang. But I think I might like this more. It has a thin, pale head with very nice lacing, something I donít really remember from La Folie. Aroma is sort of light but has all of the woody goodness that is La Folie, somewhat less acidic and tart. Itís now replaced with a very welcome light fluffy sweetness. Flavor is very mild at first, sort of bilious and with lots of wood. And it totally grows on you throughout the glass. Very fruity. Body is medium-full, very smooth. Incredibly drinkable. Finish is just amazing-- long and growing with the appley sweetness coming out of the tart edge. Itís a damn shame that each batch of this beer will inevitably be very different from the next, because Iíd love to be able to experience the wonder of that finish again. Exquisitely beautiful, mild and delicate stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 29, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 On tap at Falling Rock, Denver. Poured a cloudy orange with a thin white head. Sweet, vinegar, paint thinner, spicy aroma. Taste is fruity, sour, with light bubblegum. I think I may have liked this better than La Folie.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2004
On tap from the Toronado.Sour apple cider aroma.Dark amber appearance I think.Sour sweet tart apple Vinegar flavor that mellows as it warms. Great Flemish sour ale version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2003
(GABF - Falling Rock) This I had immediately following the kriek. THIS really shows great art and had what I was hoping for in the kriek - sourness and greater complexity. Just lovely. Tart, with the cherry base that rings true. Want more, want more.


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