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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Tart Lychee

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
56% ale aged in oak, 44% ale brewed with lychee and cinnamon.

To sweet and sour! In celebration of one of the greatest combinations ever, lychee fruit brings tropical sweetness to the party hosted by Felix, our golden wood-aged sour beer. Cinnamon sticks were invited to spice things up and so are you! Get in on the tasty revelry that is Tart Lychee.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Cloudy, pale. Lacto, sweet lychee, clean pale malts. The lychee balances the kettle sour nicely, such that this is a nicely balanced refreshing brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s during New Belgium 25th anniversary celebration. Pours a hazy pale golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity with lychee notes. Same character sour, tarte taste. Crispy. Ver good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4109) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Hazy yellow pour, large white head. Big fresh lemon, and melon Aroma, fresh melon rind, honeydew and some nice light malts and yeast with some light funk. Soft mouth feel and a very soft carb. Finish is tart and funky, with more melon, and some citrus pith. Not as sour as I expected but still quite good, and dangerously drinkable for 7.5.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (640) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
À l’aveugle je n’aurais probablement pas deviné les ingrédients spéciaux, mais en les connaissant ça fait du sens. Il y a effectivement des notes de Lychees et de cannelle. C’est un peu mince et ça manque de punch, cela dit. Une espèce d’eau fruitée et un peu sûrette résumerait mon expérience. La combinaison de saveurs est intéressante, mais la base gagnerait à être améliorée. La bouteille est très belle par contre!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6042) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2016
On draft at The Bird in Jackson Hole. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of sour white grapes and green apples. Tart finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2016
On tap at Bitter Creek Alehouse Milky beige yellow with a full dense off white head. Tart fruity flavors. Jucyfruit gum and apricots maybe. Lychee fruit I suppose. Soft unfiltered palate short lived fairly intense tart flavors. Interesting

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
Served in a 12oz tulip glass at Beer Revolution in Edmonton (New Belgium Tap Takeover) pouring a slightly hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is lychee fruit with some citrus, cinnamon and yeasty notes. Taste is a lemon tartness with a fruity and malty sweetness with a bit of spice in the finish. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, an interesting brew that is sure to satisfy those who are seeking something unique and different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Golden hazy. Nose is tart, fruity, sour apple, cinnamon. Taste is a lot of apple pie elements, tart apples, cinnamon. If you didn't tell me there was lychee I wouldn't have guessed it. More like a cinnamon sour. Not bad thoug

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keanex (1762) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Appearance: Hazy yellow/golden body, not much in the way of head at all.
Aroma: Tart lemonade light sweet apple.
Taste: Mildly tart green apple with lemonade.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Just okay. A bit simple, but refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1658) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Tart but rich nose. Soft, full mouthfeel. Faint carbonation burn. Moderately tart. Not the amount of sweetness I would have expected.


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