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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
elihapa (1553) - 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
JohnC (3008) - 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
iowaherkeye (2703) - 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
AmEricanbrew (6878) - 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
wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, 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
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!

4.5
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Stone Sour Fest barrel #3. Cloudy golden orange. Really big nose, big funk, horse blanket. Citrus fruit up front, big funky presence, finishes earthy/dirty/musty. There’s also a sweetness to this brew that adds some complexity, making it a really great sour.

4.3
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Stone Sour Fest barrel #3. Hazy orange yellow. Champagne bubbles. Smoky tart nose. Deep tart and leather. Big sweet taste. Big tart thunk. Dark and full in the mouth. First flavor splashes bright and light at the end. Some honey and citrus show up to the party. Great brew.

3.9
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Sampled at the 2009 Stone Sour Festival. New Belgium did not dissapoint with the samples of beers they provided to the event. You could definetly detect the begginings of all the good beers this one lends itself too. Loved the wood, sour fruits.

4.3
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Tap at Stone Sour 09. This puppy was an ordeal: hands-down the most hot, stratospherically sour beer I have ever had and that includes 3F Vintage Geuze. Nose is like hot peppers without the spice, just the heat. Also strawberry and citrus, but soured. Flavor is hot like stomach acid and pickles. Wow. Just keeps coming in rings and waves. Gives way to a green apple juiciness, but keeps all previous impact. Really unreal.


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