Love (Felix) | New Belgium Brewing

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4.12/5
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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

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Added by womencantsail on 07-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,032
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
87
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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

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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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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%

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

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3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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