Love (Felix) | New Belgium Brewing

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4.12/5
Exceptional
87 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 07-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,110
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
87
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 11
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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016 vintage aged in apple brandy barrels on draft.

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3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petermethot
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ineluctablemodality
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisterBookman
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kodt
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewsed
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i think they use this sour in the blend for le terroir, but i could be mistaken. its a pretty complex sour beer for a blender, sort of oud bruin-like in a way, definitely in its malt complexion, short of a sour brown or red, more orangey and amber in color, but richer and darker than a sour blonde, and with a really pretty sharp lacto profile, acidic as can be, and loaded with oak flavor, definitely fermented and/or aged in wood. i like the complexity of the grain flavors, everything from deeply toasted barley to sweeter red and caramel malts, but this doesnt have much body for all of that flavor, maybe the acidity breaks it down some, because thats the dominant feel in this. i get some fruitiness to, apple, blackberry, orange flower honey, its pretty cool really, and whatever the blend they use for le terroir, i dont think it has quite the same uniqueness. this is also much less hoppy. i dug this one a whole lot, and would like to try the various fruited and barrel aged editions they do, it looks like this one is an experimenting ground for them, and some of the other felix listings look absolutely awesome. really dug this one.

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4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Love (Felix) from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 87 ratings