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Love (Felix) - New Belgium Brewing

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Love (Felix)
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BA SCORE
91
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
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

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Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-19-2010

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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!

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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.

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3.97/5  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

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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
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