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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2553) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
I stashed a few bottles of this in the back corner of my cellar a few years ago before I started rating. Turns out I never rated this! Clear orange copper pour with a white head. Really nice nose on this one, cinnamon and lychee. Nice tartness in the taste - it certainly is not more sour than it was a few years back, some of the fruit has faded. Oak and spice is now more pronounced, I think. An excellent beer and one of my favorites in the Lips of Faith series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7797) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2014
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a medium plus sized fluffy white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, mild to moderate tropical fruit, decent tart character, cinnamon, wood tangy citrus. I would have liked to have tried this when it was fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12757) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy yellow color with a mostly lasted frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour yeast, spice and fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & fruit flavor with a medium to heavy fruit & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2014
22oz bottle. Shared by alexsdad06. Totally hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Dots of lace. Pretty awesome fruity spicy nose, unusual smell. Big cinnamon stick in the flavor, wood notes. Taste isn’t as nice as the smell, a bit spicy, moderate bitter, moderate tart. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly slick, light dry finish. Pretty nice, interesting stuff overall. The cinnamon spiciness wears off as I go, just turns into a nice balanced mildly sour enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1315) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
September 3rd, 2012 - The Lips of Faith Tart Lychee is everything a fruit beer should be, transposed onto a decidedly rare fruit. Lychees don’t often make it to the brewer’s recipe book, but it should. For one, lychee is a magnificent fruit - fun to peel, quirky, and has a bright, clear sweetness that’s both refreshing and engaging. But also because its taste can pair well with a lot of lighter styles of beer. It’s an accessory flavor, and can lend a lot of tropical shine to an otherwise boring beer. The aroma is just like a can of lychees, freshly opened and covered in a layer of thin simple syrup. Meanwhile, the flavor is all the shine and luster of lychee, with a light wheat background. The balance between fruit and grain is well executed, and the aftertaste keeps a short to medium note of lychee flavor to savor between sips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4396) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock. Pale orange and cloudy appearance with a white head. Aroma of citrus zest, tart tropical fruits, pale malts, light cinnamon and spice. Similar flavor, fruity, earthy, sweet and mildly sour. Light to medium body, pretty smooth, light puckering feel and a dry finish. Pretty refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Choice City Butcher. Appearance: finger of white head, cloudy, orange-yellow color. Aroma: citrus, yeast, viney grape. Palate: lively carbonation, light body, thin texture. Taste: medium sweetness and medium tartness. Overall, great balance, similar to La Folie, but less offensive and better balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
This did not age well at all. There is nothing reminiscent of the beer this use to be. This is clean. Nothing more! I based a lot of my rating on this beer a few years ago!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Brewvival 2011. Hazy orange body with a small white head. Tart fruit and caramel aroma. Very tart fruit, caramel and funk flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1374) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22oz bottle pours hazy golden orange with a finer of head. Nose is juicy fruits and tart funk. Taste is tropical fruit, grains, juicy, apple. Finish is tart and fruity with very subtle spice presence. Good.

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