ACHops (1374) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange. Lightly sour taste with a smooth dry finish. Can’t say I know lychee, but an excellent citrus flavor nonetheless. Not much cinnamon, but faintly spicy, so maybe that’s it. Barely pick out the oak on the finish. Agree with earlier rater, this would be a great starter sour. All the taste with no pucker.
sherm1016 (1272) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Downer Wine & Spirit. Pours a cloudy, yellowish amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, green apple, a little oaky. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, tart fruit, apple, cherries, lychee perhaps, a little oak, with a light, sour finish. Very drinkable. A nice intro sour for someone who has never tried. The cinnamon is a bit lost on me, but it is not really missed.
icky09 (14) - - MAY 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazey golden wheat color. Good foamy white head. Aroma is tart as I expected . Taste wasn’t as sour as I would have thought, tart yes but suttle sour taste in the finish. Was actually fairly sweet initially. Not overly carbonated. Mouthfeel is pretty dry yet smooth. I had a hard time picking up cinnamon that is described as being added. I’d recommend this to friends moving into the sour world, it is likely a good transitional beer.
pearlbeer (13) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Refreshing brew. Could use a bit more sour IMO. Very well crafted for such an experiential beer. Well worth a shot.
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kidmartinek (4687) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very murky orangish yellow color. Fizzy white head. Nose is tart and powdery. Flavor is ultra sweet, a bit tart, and finished with a weak sourness as sours go. The mouthfeel is lively and dry.
KyotoLefty (9403) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by BuckeyeBoy. Nice funky fruit nose, though a bit candy-like. Tangy, sweet flavor, laichee, candy sourball. Quite sweet and mellow, with cinnamon blending in nicely. Enjoyable and likeable, though not really a great sour.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Tart Lychee pours a sun-drenched golden straw color, with a well-formed off-white cap that fades over the course of the glass. It is visibly hazy.
The aroma is tropical fruit, with tart lychee coming through a little bit, lemon, and a bit of vanilla.
The flavor starts with a little bit of fruit sweetness. A light malt malt sets the stage for lychee, lemon, vanilla, and a bit of oak. Overall the flavor is slightly tart, but not overly sour. As this is a fresh bottle, I would expect it to sour up (and improve) over time.
This lacks the mouth-puckering sour character that I really like to see in my sours, but it has a pleasant flavor to it overall. The sweet and sour interact well, tasting like a mellow gueuze with some lychee added. The body falls in the middle of the spectrum for an American sour, and the carbonation does as well.
Lychee is one of my favorite fruits, and I definitely got a bit of the flavor coming through in each sip. I would prefer to have a stronger fruit presence or a more sour beer, or both.
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Bright, hazy golden with a soapy white head that leaves a little lace. Aroma of lychee, oak, citrus, sour apple, a touch of cinnamon, and funk. Taste is definitely tart and fruity, with a little bit of sweet fruit and wood coming through as well. Very light cinnamon in the aftertaste. Medium bodied an dry. Nice.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold yet vibrant pour. Fluffy white head that slowly fades to
a couple foamy islands. A little lace left behind. Aroma is lemongrass, Brett, and some fruit. Bittersweet flavor. Not enough acidity. I did not pick up any cinnamon which, is probably a good thing
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Cloudy orange with flat finger width tan head. Smells like a tart fruit with a sour yeast smell. Not to sour. I'm digging it. I can't pick out any cinnamon. I approve and would like to have again.
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