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RATINGS: 461   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3313) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottled shared out Ryan’s tasting. Poured copper color with little head. The taste was tart fruit with sour citrusy notes...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9913) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Sampled from the tap at 2010 FOBAB. Poured a hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges and lace nicely. Aroma was quite funky with a bit of barnyard, a hint of spice and a strong sour citrus note. Flavor was sour throughout with citrus becoming slightly acetate in the finish and a hint of cinnamon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Sampled @ FoBAB 2010. Poued cloudy copper color, no head, tiny off white bubbles. Aroma is sour, sweet, tart, vinegary. Taste is tart, sour fruity flavor, quite acidic. fizzy mouth feel, sour smooth finish. Good but not great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
From notes. Had on tap at Falling Rock event in Sept. + tasters the day previous at Rare Beer Fest. Pours a faded yellow with a floral thin white head. S: The nose is similar to La Folie. Tart and funky flavors with green apple notes: Nicely tart and finishes with some fruit flavors. I have no idea what lychees are, but they seem to mellow the acidity down in this beer, A nicely approachable sour for NB. Will look for again...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smith4498 (3500) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Growler from a trade with phaleslu. Pours muddy orangish brown color with minimal white head. Lighlty funky and fruity aroma. Sour flavor up front when it hits the tongue followed by sweet lychee fruit. Medium body with moderate carbonation. I love lychees. I could drink lots of this. Really nice. Thanks Peter.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Growler… South Florida Throwdown 2010This beer rocks!... Cloudy amber ale with no head. The aroma is an out and out funkadelic delight. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is tart and lightly sweet. Fruity and tangy. A touch thin. Tart, watery finish. Growler of world class beer courtesy of Dstructo! Great guy, Ryan. Can’t believe I’d never met him.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Growler at Where the Wild Beers Are. To begin with the beer in the growler is a crazy opaque, murky sediment rich tannish orange color. As it is poured the same appearance fills the glass. It almost looks like coffee with a bunch of creamer added. No real head to speak of. The aroma is fairly muted but it does have a slight sour aroma with maybe a touch of fruit. The initial taste is much more tart/sour than I expected and leaves me slightly puckered. Acetone and fruit notes. Some what lemony with some sweetness. Light/medium mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Hazy gold color with white head. Tart fruitlaxtuc aroma. Body I’d very tart and follows the aroma with an added vegital flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Hand bottle from a growler filled about a week ago. Aggressive pour yields a murky apple juice colored liquid. Absolutely unfiltered with the appearance of fine/delicate carbonation. Tart apple skin, acetic, a touch of acetone initially on the nose. Some mild horsey brett. Little wood presence (which is kind of surprising). Fairly straightforward but unoffensive fruited wild ale aroma. Flavor shows about as much complexity as the aroma. Dry apple meat/skin, light wood tannin, a touch of aged cheddar cheese. Not overly sour until the back of the tongue, but definitely has a wild flavor. A touch of oak tannin on the finish. Light acetone. Mild brett. Bone dry all around. Creamy texture with fairly lively carbonation. Dry, slightly chalky finish. An inoffensive, albeit not overly complex AWA. Thanks Randall!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9252) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Draft in a snifter. Pours a murky orange color that tends toward yellow on the edges and brown in the middle with a small off-white head that immediately disappears. Aroma of floral notes, tart lemon citrus, Brett, oak, lemongrass, and funk. The flavor is where it really picks up, with what must be the lychee (I read the description- a wild, perfumey berry fruit- and it sounds spot-on), tart cherries, lemon citrus, peaches, oak, funk, and just a little spice that didn’t really strike me as cinnamon. Has a really cool tart mouthfeel that isn’t overly puckering, with low carbonation and a medium body. I’m really loving what I’ve had of New Belgium sours so far, and this may be the best yet.


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