Love (Felix) - New Belgium Brewing
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3.53/5 rDev -14.9%
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.
02-17-2013 00:01:40 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.8/5 rDev -8.4%
815th Review on BA
Draft to Goblet
@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
District of Columbia
3.96/5 rDev -4.6%
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
07-03-2014 20:12:30 | More by cjgiant
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
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
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.
01-31-2014 14:36:30 | More by wedge
District of Columbia
4.21/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
03-30-2013 22:32:23 | More by Huhzubendah
Love (Felix) from New Belgium Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.