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Love (Felix) - New Belgium Brewing

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Love (Felix)
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-19-2010)
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12-01-2013 22:53:37 | More by Spider889
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hooliganlife

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%

pours a deep lightly murky orange and dirty brown. a light white fluffy head that retained well.

lots of bright sour apple and peach. hops really bring out the fruit vibe here.

nice moderate sour base. light peach through out. subtle lemon and apple. the oak really comes out towards the end.

nice moderate carbonation. light dryness.

fairly decent. i wish the ABV was a bit lower. drinks easy.

05-08-2011 03:12:12 | More by hooliganlife
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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emerge077

Illinois

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
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wedge

North Carolina

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.

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womencantsail

California

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%

On-tap at Stone Sour Fest

A: The pour is a hazed orange/amber color with a minimal off-white/khaki colored head.

S: I know this beer was dry-hopped, but the amount of hop aroma is quite surprising. Lots of nice citrus from the hops along with some other fruits and acidity from the beer itself.

T: The hops (or at least the citrus character) seemed to translate well to the palate as well. A very juicy fruit character along with a solid bite of sourness and some dry oaky tannins.

M: The body is medium with a fair level of carbonation.

D: One of the best beers at the festival. Really easy to drink, refreshing, and interesting with the dry-hopping treatment.

07-19-2010 15:52:23 | More by womencantsail
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SocalKicks

California

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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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FosterJM

California

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

815th Review on BA
Draft to Goblet
10 oz

@Churchills Sourfest 2011

App- A mild pale orange color with no head and no cling at all. A very flat pour anyway you look at it. A bit let down.

Smell- A 50/50 mix between apple and grape juice. Very bright with a little bit of tart on the nose.

Taste- A nice mix of the above mentioned juices with a little punchy tartness. A little bit of balanced oak on the back end as well. A lightness to it but nicely balanced and a good bit of sour.

Mouth- A light-medium body with a fairly medium carbonation level to it without the bubbles.

Drink- This was pretty damn tasty. A little lacking in the looks and smell but was still good. I like the brightness of the fruit and the oak notes.

09-19-2011 19:23:05 | More by FosterJM
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DCon

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar in St. Louis, MO for $5. Poured from the Red/White Lips of Faith Tap Handle that has "Peach Felix" written in Black into a 12oz Snifter. New Belgium doesn't have this on their normal/advertised Lips of Faith line-up, so I'm much more interested!

Appearance- Pours a Hazy, Peach/Light Red body with 1 finger of white head. The retention is moderate and stays for quite a while.

Aroma- Tremendous peach aroma with a hint of sour apple. Extremely acidic and has one of the most intense sour smells, I can barely handle it!

Flavor- Has a very pungent sour taste and then a light peach attribute. There is a oaky type of taste that lingers here. Great! Also to note, there is no hop flavor or aromas here.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Sour aftertaste that puckers the lips, and a nice lambic overall!

Overall- Fantastic lambic that puckers at times but has a huge tart/sour taste. Can be considered a Gueuze at times, but the Peach in this brew makes it a American Wild Ale (I suppose). I'm still trying to figure out this style, because everyone one of the beers I've had are fantastic!

06-03-2011 17:22:49 | More by DCon
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bird22

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-27-2013 07:14:24 | More by bird22
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Love (Felix) from New Belgium Brewing
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