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Love (Felix) - New Belgium Brewing

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Love (Felix)
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
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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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-12-2014 02:16:18 | More by DrBier
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2014 20:12:30 | More by cjgiant
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-30-2014 14:36:11 | More by atlbravsrno1
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-24-2014 19:07:54 | More by ltdantheman
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Raziel313

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-27-2014 22:30:01 | More by Raziel313
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-26-2014 17:50:06 | More by tclipse
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-22-2014 14:30:24 | More by afsdan
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drew74

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-17-2014 18:01:27 | More by drew74
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-16-2014 05:58:11 | More by zestar
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-13-2014 03:28:46 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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jvillefan

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-02-2014 23:39:29 | More by jvillefan
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Gobzilla

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-01-2014 20:36:43 | More by Gobzilla
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wedge

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
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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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-31-2014 02:37:56 | More by woodchip
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Spider889

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-25-2013 22:43:36 | More by Adamostella
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roostor07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.4%

09-29-2013 16:35:09 | More by roostor07
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-29-2013 02:27:53 | More by msubulldog25
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bird22

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-27-2013 07:14:24 | More by bird22
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +14.7%

04-30-2013 16:23:36 | More by djs467
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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

03-30-2013 22:32:23 | More by Huhzubendah
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-30-2013 18:58:32 | More by duceswild
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Love (Felix) from New Belgium Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.