Love (Felix) - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
District of Columbia
3.96/5 rDev -4.6%
This beer is on the sour side, but not that sour. However, if I consider the typical "spur" offering from craft brewers, it is on the tart side. I do like my spurs a bit more puckering, which is not to say they should all be that way. As such, this reminds me in tartness of mild Oude Bruin.
A: golden yellow, with limited head
S: has a great sour smell to me. Sour and lightly funky.
T: kinda mentioned above, but mild grain taste then a subdued lemon tartness
07-03-2014 20:12:30 | More by cjgiant
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
@ Busy Bee
Served an unclear orange color with a few sparse patches of foam on the surface. Smooth, straightforward sour nose featuring a nice fruitiness, slight dusty funk, and a hint of wood. Big sour, puckering flavors like juicy lemon and apple with some lactic touches here and there and a sort of dry, musty, funky sharpness. Pretty light in the mouth, super dry, and stick-to-your-gums sour. Refreshing and satisfying.
01-31-2014 14:36:30 | More by wedge
4/5 rDev -3.6%
Felix is the base beer for several New Belgium wild ales, Le Terroir (100% Felix), Tart Lychee, Eric's, and Kick. "It’s basically Biere de Mars without the spices. ...Some oats, wheat, pale malt… and it’s a lager. " (Lauren Salazar interview, 2012).
It's more suited to blending, but served on draft occasionally.
Pale hazy orange body with scant foam on the surface, some spotty flecks left in the glass when swirled, but not much head present.
Sharp sour aroma, lots of acid, slightly acetic possibly. Familiar in character based on their other beers mentioned above. Taste is also sharply sour, bracing and puckering with a slightly limp feel due to low carbonation (due to being unblended from the barrel). Oak and assorted sour fruits, lemon, grapefruit, etc. Drying finish, salivary glands get kicked into overdrive. Overall it was worth trying, and stands on it's own, but again it works better as a base for NB's sour blends.
05-24-2013 13:02:03 | More by emerge077
Love (Felix) from New Belgium Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.