Love (Felix) | New Belgium Brewing

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89
very good
85 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow - had it on draft at the Falling Rock in Denver. I would like it if they could make sours like this year round, but I'm spoiled I get a lot small batches.

If your a fan of La Folie and can find this get ya some.

Sour - yes but not so much that its anywhere near a vinegar, nicely balanced great mouthfeel. Super darkish, cloudly looking - yes yes yes.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Stone Sour Fest

A: The pour is a hazed orange/amber color with a minimal off-white/khaki colored head.

S: I know this beer was dry-hopped, but the amount of hop aroma is quite surprising. Lots of nice citrus from the hops along with some other fruits and acidity from the beer itself.

T: The hops (or at least the citrus character) seemed to translate well to the palate as well. A very juicy fruit character along with a solid bite of sourness and some dry oaky tannins.

M: The body is medium with a fair level of carbonation.

D: One of the best beers at the festival. Really easy to drink, refreshing, and interesting with the dry-hopping treatment.

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4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar in St. Louis, MO for $5. Poured from the Red/White Lips of Faith Tap Handle that has "Peach Felix" written in Black into a 12oz Snifter. New Belgium doesn't have this on their normal/advertised Lips of Faith line-up, so I'm much more interested!

Appearance- Pours a Hazy, Peach/Light Red body with 1 finger of white head. The retention is moderate and stays for quite a while.

Aroma- Tremendous peach aroma with a hint of sour apple. Extremely acidic and has one of the most intense sour smells, I can barely handle it!

Flavor- Has a very pungent sour taste and then a light peach attribute. There is a oaky type of taste that lingers here. Great! Also to note, there is no hop flavor or aromas here.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Sour aftertaste that puckers the lips, and a nice lambic overall!

Overall- Fantastic lambic that puckers at times but has a huge tart/sour taste. Can be considered a Gueuze at times, but the Peach in this brew makes it a American Wild Ale (I suppose). I'm still trying to figure out this style, because everyone one of the beers I've had are fantastic!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Love (Felix) from New Belgium Brewing
4.07 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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