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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
[Dr. Bill’s 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2010
Draft @ Sheffield’s, Chicago, IL. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty tart aroma with some woody hints. Fruity and very tart sour citrus flavor with hints of wood. Has a fruity and very tart sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11317) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 27, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: cloudy orange, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet lemony aroma, light wild funk
Flavor: big tart flavor, just enough malty sweetness to keep in in balance, light funk
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
A: The pour is a hazed orange/amber color with a minimal off-white/khaki colored head. S: I know this beer was dry-hopped, but the amount of hop aroma is quite surprising. Lots of nice citrus from the hops along with some other fruits and acidity from the beer itself. T: The hops (or at least the citrus character) seemed to translate well to the palate as well. A very juicy fruit character along with a solid bite of sourness and some dry oaky tannins. M: The body is medium with a fair level of carbonation. D: One of the best beers at the festival. Really easy to drink, refreshing, and interesting with the dry-hopping treatment.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2010
Hazy orange with a small white head. Hoppy and sourish aroma with pine, brett, lacto grapefruits. Dry and sour flavour with lacto, grapefruit, hops and hints of brett. Finished sour, dry and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Straight from the Foeder at New Belgium poured a hazy gold with no head. Aromas of straw, citrus, oak, light barnyard and light leather. Plate was light bodied and smooth with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, lemon, Barnyard funk, oak and light leather with a smooth dry tart lingering funky finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Draught at Falling Rock Tap House, GABF 2008. Pours hazy orange with an average, fizzy, white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw), average hops (flowers, herbs), average yeast (horse blanket, earth) with notes of grapes, plum, peach, and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a sour finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and sourness.


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