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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Opaque cloudy light orange, no head. Nose is sweet candy and tart fruits, light funk, fairly underwhelming. Taste is all up front with sour tartness, apples, pears, cider, hints of lactic sourness and berries/lychee in the middle, finishes with mouth puckering tartness. Medium body, high carbonation. Overall a spritzy and tart sour ale with hints of lychee and similar fruits, quaffable for a sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3249) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Sampled at FoBAB 09. Murky orange beer with some head. Funky, sour aroma. Flavor is sharply sour with fruit and some discernible spice. Nice peach, cherry, and lemon notes. Almost grapefruit like. Nice mouthfeel. Basically, absolutely delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2009
FOBAB 09. Pours murky orange with a white head. Looks like murky orange juice. Aroma is of citrus, funk, and peach. Not much more to pull out of the aroma. Taste starts over very sweet with a good amount of peach and citrus. There is also a lot funk to it as well, but it doesn’t clash with the citrus flavor. It blends well for a soldi flavor. It wasn’t very sour, just very acidic and sweet. Lingering peach flavor. Came off as insanley drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SrSilligoose (3220) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010 FoBAB 2009- this was a big surprise for me- my favorite beer of the day. Pours a muddy murky orange with a small white head. Nice floral aroma that was quite interesting with notes of hibiscus, cream, peach pie. Flavor was tart cherries and lemons. Awesome balance of fruit, wood, sourness, funk. this was frickin awesome. a stand out beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2009
I think the name could sum up my rating, with the additional note that I love tart/sour and that this to me has an incredible balance of sweetness, tart, fruit, funk, acidity and a modest complexity. Served rather chilled and perhaps a bit too much for the glass (thanks, Draught House for hosting the amazing New Belgian duo). I would have loved to have more, but as I was there with my daughter and needing dinner.. well that and we were outside and it started raining right as I finished my glass. Lovely stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours a heavily hazed peach. Nose of lychee, lemon, oak, yeast and funk. Taste is lemon, citrus, oak, spices, hints of hay, and slight funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
On tap at Stone Sourfest 09. Hazy light brown pour. Aroma is sour, cranberries, oak. Flavor is primarily sourness,lemony.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2009
On tap at Beachwood. Color was a dirty yellow; almost like dish water actually. Aroma was fruity, a bit strange; woody and not too sour. Flavor had a lot of interesting notes; almost grapefruit, lychee, wood, spice and tart. Quite nice and unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Pours a hazy apricot with no head. Smells of vinegar, citrus and spice. Taste is nicely sour with lemon and, of course, lychee notes. Finishes tart and crisp. Keeping the score a little low is the fact that it has a bit of a powdery mouthfeel that lingers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 29, 2009
8/28/09 notes: on tap at Beachwood during Sour Fest. This was an immediate hit for me, much like NB’s Love. Pours dirty gold with little head. Aroma is of clean acidity, lemonade, and faint oak. Not too much brett here, IMO. Flavor matches aroma, pairing a firm acidity that swirls around lemon-citrus and woody flavors. I couldn’t detect any lychee per se, perhaps that hint of sweetness through the mid-palate. But that is stretching it. A lot of fun to drink!


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