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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 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.


pdx77's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx77 (1019) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Draft at CK (shamefully rating from memory). Hazy orange gumwood pour, small bubbly head. Gorgeous tart nectar fruit, unripe peach, bits of citrus, cheesecloth, and biting peach yogurt funk on both the nose and palate. Legitimately delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap at Falling Rock. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head. The aroma is fruit and brett. Thin mouthfeel with oak, lemon, and nice tart finish. Very impressive, really enjoyed this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (1198) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tap at Autumn Brew Review - what a nice treat to see on the list! Beautiful tart sour lemon nose. Nice funk. Low carbonation, great taste. Soft, but sour and funky. Love indeed!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbarnold (1125) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2013
Wow, this one took my by surprise. Iíve had tart lychee, and while I like it, itís barely a sour, very mild. So I didnít expect much here and BAM! itís a full mouthfeel puckerer that rocks. Balls our sour, I with they bottled this straight away, and DIDNíT PASTEURIZE IT so it would continue to evolve.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - 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 (4196) - 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
JoeinEscazķ (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 (11181) - 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 (2258) - 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 (5006) - , 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.


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