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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Amnesia87 (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Beer is nice and cloudy and there is yeast in the bottle. Iím holding out hope that New Belgium wised up and stopped pasteurizing and filtering their sours ^_^ Wonderful Funky Fruity Smell. Cloudy Golden Color. Taste is a bit of a let down, at least for now. Very sweet, not much tart (contrary to the name). Itís got everything else there, just needs some more lactic acid. Iím really hoping this isnít pasteurized and will develop more in the next 1-2 years. Could be really great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours hazy golden with a short white head. Aroma is vinegar, fruit and cinnamon. Taste is tart with some nice fruitiness and a bit of spice. Pretty good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (2147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
A very cloudy and bright orange with a tight white lace. Slick vanilla and a mouthwatering tart Brett character are most prominent on the nose in the mouth there is a kick of light sourness that falls back to a sugary sweetness and in the finish, plenty of vanilla and some unique lychee fruitiness. I think Iíll pick up another and put a little time on it. This shows great promise for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle. Dark hazy apricot pour, a little spotty head and a tart aroma of the lychee fruit and a little wood. Flavor is lightly creamy lemon, lychee, just a hint of spice and finished dry and woody and very balanced and pleasant. Solid, really glad I picked this up.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle, pours a cloudy, yellow-orange body with a thick, off-white head. Aroma of funk, yeasts, tart fruit/apple, and citric acid. Taste is the same, albiet with a stronger lychee presence. Smooth mouthfeel, but hard to pick out the wood and cinnamon spice notes. Tart finish with a lingering cinnamon spice burn. Still, I found this to be rather enjoyable and refreshing - good for relaxing on a hot day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
Cloudy gold/yellow pour, big white head. Tart fruity aroma, maybe a hint of lychee(not much)and some yeasty, spice notes. Flavor is tart, not very sour. I get very little lychee flavor and ZERO cinnamon. I was really expecting more out of this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
Cloudy brown mustard pour with a densely packed ivory foam. Light, slightly tart, and incredibly refreshing. Unripe mango, pineapple, and guava with a hint of spicy cinnamon stick and wood that is noticeable in aroma and flavor. Mild candied lemon peel. You get the sourness in your jaw on the back end. Bit of pucker but not at all overwhelming.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bomber. Pours a hazy, dehydrated urine color with a small white head. Immediate aroma of some slight funk, apple skin, and a lot of cinnamon. Only a hair of barnyard funk with the cinnamon really dominating. Tastes of apple sauce with a healthy dose of cinnamon added. Theres some slightly dry, bretty funk in the finish, but is quite subtle along with a little bit tartness from the lychee fruit. Only mild acidity with nothing overwhelming. I like it, but hope some time would mature this a bit more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsquishee (637) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2012
Sweet fruity aroma of grapefruit, orange, strawberry with a bit of sour funk at the end. Pours a beautiful cloudy blonde color. The palate is very smooth and inviting at the beginning and fades into a souring, tannin-laced finish. Flavors of green grapes, citrus, non-specific tropical fruit, and oak at the finish. A very nice sipper. FYI-The 7.5% is barely noticeable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle to my New Belgium glass. Pours hazy citrus color with a tight white soapy head that settles to a tight foamy collar and shows some lacing. Aroma has a tart lactic scent with white grape peel and sour apples with a slight sign of cinnamon. Taste is all the above with more punch the tartness is lactic and somewhat puckering without the standout sourness. Palate is medium and shows gentle carbonation and finishes drying. Nice!


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