Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Stone sour Fest 2009. Pours like murky pear colored sewer water. Some tart blueberry and lychee aromas. Flavor was sweet and sour and over all a little weird, still glad I got to try it.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Stone Sourfest. Mostly cloudy,
opaque golden color with a thin head of fizzy
off-white. Strange, pectin-like opaqueness to the
body. The lychee fruits come across prominently in the
nose, with their pear-like softness sharpened nicely by
a mild acidity. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated
mouthfeel with a light acidity. Flavors of lychee
fruit and a mild, acetic brightness. There’s a great
fruit presence in this beer, but not a whole lot else
there, leaving it a bit one-dimensional. While this is
the first time I can honestly say I’ve had a lychee
beer, based on this experience, I wouldn’t be gung-ho
on having one again in the future. The flavors are
good, but in my opinion, are a bit too pear-like in
their softness to really work well in an acidic beer,
leaving this a bit muddled.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stone Sour Fest, San Diego 2009.
very cloudy yellow orange color with light lychee aroma. Taste was fruit sweet and acidic sour. thinnish palate worked well with this one.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2009 Stone Sour Festival. Tried this one pretty close to the beggining of the day. Some spiciness and sour sweet tart. Good.
ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The blackjack rating of this beer. Tap at Stone Sour 09. Flavor was a great apple, banana, peeled grape quality, just like lychee. Sickly greenish yellow color. Flavor was more lychee, a weird Flemish bend, a subtle prickling sourness. I liked it and thought it was the most accessible beer at the fest and one of the best recreations of fruit in a beer I’ve had - perhaps as good as is possible.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Multiple samples at the Stone Sourfest. Got the first pour of the day with this one. Pours muddy yellow with hardly any head. Aroma of fruit, lychee, candi sugar, horse and wet wood. Taste is tart, with vinegar, lychee and a bit of spice. Light bubbles. Second sample was a bit more sour than the first.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught, several samples) Pours a murky orange body with no head. Aroma of orange, lychee, mustiness, cinnamon, and oak. Flavor of apple cider vinegar, grapefruit, lychee, lemon, and cinnamon. Had some variation in flavor with the latter pours being more sour.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sour Fest today, this was a curious beer. Pours cloudy orange with not much of head. Nose had some lychee but was all in all light. Taste is tart and spicy and strangely unique.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at Stone Sour Fest. Very cloudy light brown with no head. Strong lychee aroma and taste with a mild sourness and a sweet tart finish.
17thfloor (2412) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at FoBaB 2008. Fantastically bright and enticing, unbelievable drinkable. Please bottle this!!! (yea... my notes fell out of my back pocket while walking/drinking)