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RATINGS: 149   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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Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Sampled at brewvival. This stuff was FANTASTIC. Semi hazy orange pour with no real head. Wonderfully tart and an acidity that rips the enamel right off your teeth! Really good.

5
guntlipz (19) - Portland, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Brewvival. this might be one of the best us sours ever made. Very lucky to have tried it. Maybe i’ll get to try it again

4
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the Charleston Brewvival on 02/27/2010. Cloudy orange body with a small foamy off-white head. Big sour and fruit aroma. Very sour flavor, light brett with lots of fruit. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

3.4
KimJohansen (10497) - 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
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2012 stone sour ale fest 09, barrel #3. Golden orange pour. Vinegar, tart cherries, citrus, oak, and some honey sweetness. A really nice sour. Interesting to taste the base beer for the other great sours.

4.2
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Tap at Sour Fest 4. This was a highlight for sure. I remember love, itself as being quite amazing, since its the base beer for La Folie and La Terrior, this version was certainly awesome too. Pours orange with a bright white head. Nose is sweet, light, and hoppy, with a bit of funk. Taste is a great blend of hoppiness, sweet notes, and funk. Damn this was both different and great.
Earlier Rating: 7/19/2009 Total Score: 4.4
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest listed as Love Barrel #3. Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and fruity with some apricot, and its quite tart. Taste is sweet, tart, rich fruitty and overall sublime, so happy to finally have this.

4.5
Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest. One of my favorite beers of the fest. Amazing nose of pungent hops and tart citrus. Flavor was Quite tart with citrus, dry oak and light acidity.
Earlier Rating: 7/24/2009 Total Score: 4.2
Tap @ Stone Sour Fest 2009. Another awesome sour from New Belgium. Pours a hazy deep golden orange with a thin off white ring. Some light vinegar on the nose as well as tart citrus fruits and a touch of oak. Flavor held oak, vinegar, tart orange and lemon peel .

4.5
peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 [this was a dry hopped version of Love entitled "Felix"> From memory. On tap at Stone Sour Fest - blew three tickets on three glasses and it was worth it . .. hands down the beer of the event for me. Crisp, dry hop aroma with little hint of the sour love underneath. I could not place the taste that followed after the hops for the life of me . . . something slightly spicy, but not holiday spice, and some vegetable and . . . I have no idea. Middle-to-end flavor of dark, tart/sour spiral . . . just lingering, dominating, and perfect. An absolutely 1-of-a-kind stellar beer.

4.1
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
My favorite of the two at the sour fest. Big bright dry hop aroma, citrus nose. Taste was outstanding, very sour, little to no vinegar, dry with a hint of bpody left, nice and funky, but complimented quite well with the liberal hopping.
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2009 Total Score: 4.2
Labeled Love Barrel #3 at sour fest. Pours a hazy sunset orange. Nose is the obvious oak, nice summer fruits and stone fruits. Taste is fantastic, lots of fruits, peaches, lemon, strawberry, pineapple and grapefruit with a strong sour punch. Oak adds an earthiness that keeps it from being too fruity and balances well.

4.2
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Stone sourfest. Bright orange, thin head. Nose is grassy hops with light fruits, woodsy. Flavor is light tartness up front that transitions to bitter grass-resin hops, full flavored tart sour with a complimentary hop flavor, best of the fest so far!
Earlier Rating: 8/12/2008 Total Score: 3.3
On draft at Toronado SF. Appearance is bright orange amber hue, thin white layer of head, sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is subtle tartness, light fruits, honey, floral and grassy hops, not much going on here. Taste is initially dominated by tartness and sweetness, light fruits and funk, some earthy hops and bread malts, sourness is quite subtle. Palate is medium-bodied, smooth texture, biting carbonation. Overall a balanced and moderately sour beer, long-lasting finish of biting carbonation and tartness lingers, moderate level of complexity and flavor.
Earlier Rating: 8/12/2008 Total Score: 3.8
Foedre #3 on draft at Toronado SF, described as "a base beer for Le Terroir, kegged personally by Dave Keene". Appearance is a dense amber/orange hue, thin white head dissipates mostly, moderate lacing. Smell is super tart and funk, light fruits, sweet sugary candy, absolutely delicious. Taste is mouth-puckering tartness that dominates from start to finish, vinegar is present, transitions partly to light fruits (pears, apples, peaches) near the end. Palate is medium-bodied, smooth moderate texture, highly carbonated. Overall, the solid tart flavors dominate with a biting carbonation presence.


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