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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Taster at Holiday Ale Festival. 80% mixed with 20% Glueh Kriek from Cascade. Flavorful pairing; sour cherry with deep blonde flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (5557) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Tap at rare barrel. Looking time want ticked! Pours hazy golden orange, medium bubbly white head, decent lacing. Aroma is oak, lemon, stone fruit, pear, white peach. Flavor is medium tart, hint of funk, oak tannins and some pit fruit and lemon. Not acetic, which is nice, not not really popping either. I think the sour world has kinda left this one behind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy golden amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like tart pear, sour apple, lemon, yeast, and cracker malt. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like yeast, cracker malt, pear, green apple, and lemon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Tap at New Belgium. Pours clear bright orange. Aroma is citrus, lactic acid, wheat, and faint toast. Flavor is clean and tasty with great light fruit and acidity. Light body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (4370) - Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. A nice, light and refreshing sour with hints of oak and tropical fruits. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3220) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2015
On Tap hazy deep orange with a brief off white head. Some confusion in the name as teh commercial deScription suggests but this is neither Cherries or Peaches. Very tart. Nearly authentic Lambic level of tartnes/acidity. Nice rounded fruity flavors also though and squeaky finish. A bit lighter and a bit more sour than La Folie, even the original caged corked 750s of yore. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Tap - unique fruit in this one. Lots of juicy lychee and oak. Good combo of flavors. Quite tart and sour wo being overdone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (9562) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/13/15] Draught sample at Almanac & Friends Sourfest at Public House in San Francisco. Hazy deep golden. Aroma of oak, cherry, funk, vanilla. Sour flavor, somewhat funky, oaky, with some vanilla. Medium-bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4478) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Toronado, Seattle. Colour is cloudy murky light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries and sourness. Very fresh and drinkable sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3044) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Tap at Toronado-Seattle. Big snifter pour (~12oz). A glowing gold-amber color, too thick for clarity but not cloudy. A little musky acetic aroma. More berries than bad acetic. Flavor has a very doable acetic finish. I just want more malt and other characteristics to play with the sour character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2746) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
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

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