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Love (Felix) - New Belgium Brewing

Love (Felix)
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-19-2010)
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Spider889

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-01-2013 22:53:37 | More by Spider889
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wedge

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

@ 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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2014 14:36:30 | More by wedge
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-29-2013 16:35:09 | More by roostor07
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-03-2013 21:08:05 | More by WOLFGANG
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-29-2013 02:27:53 | More by msubulldog25
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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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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 13:02:03 | More by emerge077
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djs467

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-30-2013 16:23:36 | More by djs467
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-02-2013 15:22:39 | More by jacewg
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is orange and pretty hazy with a soft white head. The aroma offers an assortment of fruits, to include peaches, apples, white grapes, lemons. Beautiful blend of citrus flavors. Nectarines and tangerines are very forward in the flavor. Very subtle tartness. A hint of oak. The beer is fairly sweet, but nowhere near cloying. More like a natural, fruity sweetness. Medium bodied with lingering citrus on the palate. A really tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Fogged, darkish orange-gold body with a few stray bubbles comprised a loose head.

Smell: Bready, pale malts, moderate oakiness, mild funkiness, and a tartish whiff of cranberry citrus chutney.

Taste: Modestly bready, meager pale malts with essentially no appreciable sweetness. Some citrus. Has a tartness and crackling acidity like munching on a cranberry, forcing a Joker-like grin. Light funk. Pinch of table salt. Balanced oak qualities. Long, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Near nil carbonation.

Overall: Sufficient!

Serving type: cask

02-17-2013 00:01:40 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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johnhcarr


4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow - had it on draft at the Falling Rock in Denver. I would like it if they could make sours like this year round, but I'm spoiled I get a lot small batches.

If your a fan of La Folie and can find this get ya some.

Sour - yes but not so much that its anywhere near a vinegar, nicely balanced great mouthfeel. Super darkish, cloudly looking - yes yes yes.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2012 00:38:16 | More by johnhcarr
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-13-2012 16:59:26 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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Love (Felix) from New Belgium Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.