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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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danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Love Barrel #3. Pours a brown gold. Sweet oak, Brett tart, almost Gueze-like, sweet tartness. Real nice.

3.6
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Hazy orange with no head. Barn yard funk and dry straw aroma. Sweet. tart pear and sour apple taste with an acidic finish.

3.3
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2009
On tap at Collins. Pours cloudy orange with a thick pale yellow head. Aroma of lemons, with a dot of sour cherry. This is a seriously sour beer, like oak-aged lemon juice. I like this, but I’m not crazy about it, A bit too sour to be really enjoyable.

4.6
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 I mean seriously. What an appropriately named beer. The bracing wood soaked tart aroma makes me smile and proud to have such a moment. Really. Sublime complexity, fresh and pure with each new sip. I want to get a growler and see if I can ever get tired of it. Sharp powerful citrus, pain in my jaw, rush of endorphins. Magical.

3.8
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
On tap at Malt & Vine. pours an attractive orange with ruby hues. Nice cream head with great lacing. Nice citrus aroma with hints of currants and cherries. Great complex sour taste that hits with a nice sweet and sour start, leading to a strong sour finish. Well balanced, though not sure how many my tastebuds could handle.

3.5
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Left over from the Brouwer’s sour ale fest. Poured a dark orange with a thick off-white head. The aroma really wasn’t what I was expecting - soapy vinegar, with some tart citrus. The flavor came through in a bigger way, with peach, apple, and fuzzy apricot - it’s a very warm-flavored brew, with a wet mouthfeel and a vibrant carbonation. It doesn’t hold a candle to Le Terroir. Interesting, but underwhelming, and a bit too tart in a way that wasn’t exactly refreshing.

4
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s Sour Fest. Pours mostly clear dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is sour cherry/apple and vinegar with a little bit of honey. Taste starts sour and becomes slightly earthy with a cookie maltiness. Very smooth with a tart, slightly malty finish.

3.3
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2009
On tap for SBW Sour Fest; one of 16 tried. Orangey peachy red, bubbly but no head. aromas of burnt sugar, grapefruit, apple and cherry. Too carbonated for my taste. Has a bit of a funk with a tart finish.

3.8
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2009
On tap at Brouwer’s for sour fest. Pours a clear orange with a thinnish ring of head. It comes with a strong sour taste and a sweet pucker sour taste, somewhat appley.

4.6
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2009
On tap at Firkin Fest 2009 ~ Golden hazy in color with a little white head. The nose has fruit & oak notes. Comes across the palate as apple, and pear notes; very malty. Sweet tasting. Medium bodied. Tart finish. Very drinkable. Very enjoyable. I could sip this for day.


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