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Love (Felix) - New Belgium Brewing

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Love (Felix)
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | 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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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.

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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.

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Love (Felix) from New Belgium Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.