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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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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