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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2013
on tap during CBC @Smoke&Barrel-thin white-hazy yellow/gold. A-sour, lt/med malt. T-acidic/sour, wood. lt malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4594) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
Sampled at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a hazy orange with some hazy white head. Nose is slightly sour, lemon, grapefruit, some vinous notes. Flavor of white grapes, lemons, grapefruit. Medium bodied, tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2013
A rather clean and spritzy sour ale, redolent of tea flavored with sour oranges and grapefruit juice, jazzed up with seltzer. A reminder that sourness and depth have different axes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
Draft. Small white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, Brett/cherry, some lemon, light funk. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, some funk, light sour cherry. Medium body, some acidity, low carbonation, light stickiness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2413) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2013
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is orange and pretty hazy with a soft white head. The aroma offers an assortment of fruits, to include peaches, apples, white grapes, lemons. Beautiful blend of citrus flavors. Nectarines and tangerines are very forward in the flavor. Very subtle tartness. A hint of oak. The beer is fairly sweet, but nowhere near cloying. More like a natural, fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with lingering citrus on the palate. A really tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
On tap at Smoke & Barrel. Peach and moderate acidity. Mostly lactic. Just a touch of oak in the background. Light with fairly-low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8256) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Tap at Churchkey. Pours a low haze lighter peach pour. Weak head. Nose is funky, fresh cantaloupe, mild white vinegar, small candies and sweet white grape juice. Taste is tart but very bland, not much substance. It is mouth watering, salty, clean but overall just very light on peach and mango flavors. Palate is sparkling, minerally, refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4920) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Orange pour with water clear head.. Aroma of sour cherries. Very tart fruity flavor with a bit of earthiness. Medium to light bodied a pretty good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Appearance: Fogged, darkish orange-gold body with a few stray bubbles comprised a loose head.

Smell: Bready, pale malts, moderate oakiness, mild funkiness, and a tartish whiff of cranberry citrus chutney.

Taste: Modestly bready, meager pale malts with essentially no appreciable sweetness. Some citrus. Has a tartness and crackling acidity like munching on a cranberry, forcing a Joker-like grin. Light funk. Pinch of table salt. Balanced oak qualities. Long, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Near nil carbonation.

Overall: Sufficient!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Cask @ ACAT - While I am not rating this extremely high, I did go back for more at the festival as it was so refreshing and sessionable . Pours a foggy golden yellow with minimal head. Smell is light fruit (peach, tart berries) with mellowed oak. Taste was light tart fruit, a bit of funkiness and oak. Very light and refreshing. Tasty stuff.


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