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New Belgium Love - Felix
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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3134) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
FOBAB- 2009- pours ahazy dark orange with a small white head. notes of tart sour lemons, earth, grapefruit, and oak. really nice tartness and is quite good. nice dryness. coats the mouth. AWesome

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
holdenn (2077) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
FoBAB 09. Pours a hazed orange with a soapy white head. Barnyard nose with ashy wood that seems to fade after a couple minutes. What remains is interesting, odd, and the best parts of barnyard notes. Funky earthy, doughy bread malts with citrus, and oak. Full rich and tart. Citrus earthy leathery fruits. The citrus funk and oak are really interesting. Reminds me of LaFolie but with more punch. The blending of LaFolie certainly mellows some of these funky fruity flavors. Awesome, I love this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Tap at Sheffields night before Fobab... Pours a golden murky orange brown with a quickly dissipating soapy head... Aroma is very gueuze like with a good degree of funkiness, must, old socks, and cheese. Very solid nose with lighter cherry notes but the funk dominates... Smooth flavors of Belgian like gueuze with mild funk qualities lemony citrus and very light on the cherries. So much less acidic and biting than tart lychee. Drinks very well and quite good actually.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap at Stone Sourfest 09. Hazy orange pour. Sour and tart aroma, with some lemon and other citrus. Flavor is a lot of tartness up front, then follows up with a great funk.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Love barrel #13 on tap at Beachwood. Appears darker gold, verging on tangerine orange. Aroa is of lemon and other firm citrusy tart flavors. There is some funk that creates a wonderful swirl of sour flavors. Flavor strikes the palate clear, with sharp acidity. Citrus peel notes might be what keeps Love tasting bright, and almost “hoppy.” Finishes dry, with distinct funky notes. This was my favorite sour on the night!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ’s sourfest. I really enjoyed this beer. Hazy yellow pour with a nice complexity of tangy, tart and fruity flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Cleargolden amber with a small off-white head. Lots of lemon and grapefruit rinds in the nose with some light hay and caramel buttery sweetness behind, though doesn’t seem to me like diacetyl. Flavor follows suit with a dry finish, sourness peaking around a 4-5. Light body with light to moderate prickly carbonation. Quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Hazy copper/orange color with a white head. Nice tart cherry lemon, vanilla wood cinnamon aromas; lots to take in here. Medium tart throughout with sour cherry and lemon, with some vanilla and wood to temper some of the tartness. Very good. Draft@ Brouwers

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. On of my favorites of the fest. Yellow amber color. Sour lactic lemony aroma and taste. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkunz (19) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Draft at Stumbling Monk. Large head. Deep orange color with maybe a bit of amber. Hazy. Aroma was citrus, tart, yeast, brett. Taste was a big sweet flavor, peach, unripe pineapple, sour, dry grapefruit finish, very centered around the sour(exactly what I like in a sour). Great beer!


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