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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (11067) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Cloudy pale orange color with a medium off-white head and stringy lacing. Aroma of tart fruit and malt. Medium body with a mildly sour fruit character and notes of earthy malt and oak. The finish is fruity with a lingering tart aftertaste. Good all around.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steve_0 (3743) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2012
#700! Glad I finally got a chance to rate this one, as it has eluded me for a while now. Multiple pours at GABF í12; seriously I sat in front of New Belgiumís booth for at least 20 minutes just refilling my glass with this beast. Pour is hazy golden in appearance with a big white head and great lacing. Super funky aroma, dust, cat urine, wood, a touch of brett, light lemon, and cherries. Taste is citric acid, urine, white grapes, pears, green apples, and tannin ending medium sour. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Great, great beer. Really funky, yet bright and citrusy and super easy-to-drink; like an American gueuze of sorts. Lovely!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9471) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, second session
As "NBB Love FElix".
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, funky scent. Sour taste. Red currants aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2012
GABF 2012. Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Tart, juicy, pineapple, passionfruit, tropical fruity nose. Tangy, refreshing/spritzy, passionfruit, lemon flavor. Easy to drink and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8812) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
On tap at Toronado 25th Anniv party Pours dirty blonde with no head and a fruity aroma. There is a tart fruity flavor with some vinegar and a dry finish. Very sour and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Tap @ Apex... Poured cloudy, burnt orange with no head. Nose had brett and funk with barrel characters and light fruit. This was very tart, loads of barrel and oak character too. Wood and funk with acidity, light sweetness and fruits that reminded me of tart apples, and a lasting souring finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Poured at Falling Rock after GABF at DrBillís tasting, 3 different blends of the same brew poured by the brewer herself. The first one was by far the most lactic and acetic, but the other two held nice funky notes to balance out the restrained tart notes. Aroma overall was a huge tart lemon, some nice funky barnyard notes with some grape, red fruit, toffee notes as well. Taste was a big mouth puckering lactic sour with some nice funky barnyard notes to balance the sour, some sweet grape and red fruit also balance, but the sour comes back and keeps your mouth puckered. Awesome stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
On tap at Falling Rock, served by Lauren Salazar after the last session of GABF. Pours with a murky amber brown body with minimal head. All of the samples were of similar color. All showed red wine and oak notes with good acidity. Number 1 was by far the most acetic of the 3 overall. Aromas were funkier, a bit cheesy. Flavors showed some strong fruity notes, most notably cherry. Huge acetic acid overall. Quite sour, but lacked the balance and finesse of Number 3.
Earlier Rating: 10/3/2011 Total Score: 3.9
On tap at Falling Rock, served by Lauren Salazar after the last session of GABF. Pours with a murky amber brown body with minimal head. All of the samples were of similar color. All showed red wine and oak notes with good acidity. Number 2 was much cleaner than the other two samples. Strong and somewhat clean lactic aroma with good oak notes. Flavors were oaky and vinous with a much cleaner lactic character than the other two. Much less acetic acid, and a bit less funk. Clean, but with less character than the other two.
Earlier Rating: 10/3/2011 Total Score: 4.1
On tap at Falling Rock, served by Lauren Salazar after the last session of GABF. Pours with a murky amber brown body with minimal head. All of the samples were of similar color. All showed red wine and oak notes with good acidity. Number 3 was probably my favorite followed by number 1. Number 3 showed a soft cherry notes with some good fruit and maltiness on the aroma. Quite a bit rougher on the acid (mostly acetic) than #2, but had more character overall (in both funk, acidity and fruitiness). Low carbonation. Dry, acidic finish.
Earlier Rating: 7/19/2010 Total Score: 3.8
On tap at Sourfest. I guess I will go against the grain. Pours with a hazy orange body and an off-white head. Aroma was orange, very herbal and spicy hops masking some acidity. Taste was sour, bitter and herbal. No where near as nice of a combination as I remember Terrior to be. Lively bubbles with a dry mouthfeel.
3.4
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2009 Total Score: 3.8
Barrel # 3 at the Stone Sourfest. Pours with a very small head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of pineapple, leather, brett, lacto and oak. Taste is sour, vinegar, brett, acid, pineapple citric-sour. Medium to high carbonation. Lots of stomach acid here...very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
On tap at Churchillís pub. Golden orange color with a nice white head. Very silky smooth in your mouth. Tart sour punch right up front. Plenty of lemon, grapefruit and pineapple notes. Pleasant lactic qualities. Pretty long finish. Really liked this sour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3273) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
My favorite beer at Brewgrass 2011 this was poured at 1pm and i was front and center for it. Pours orange and nose is of fruity sourness. Tastes of tart cherries, oak, earth, plenty of soury goodness. Really frigging good


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