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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14963) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at tasting at my house. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose/taste of slightly tart lychee fruit, pear, light spice and yeast. Medium body.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1431) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 27, 2016
New Belgiumís LoF Tart Lychee is totally unlike any sour Iíve had. In fact, itís unlike any beer Iíve ever had. Gold-colored pour - textbook Sour appearance. Pretty typical Sour aromas, too: bright, fruity, and funky yeast esters - champagne-like. Flavor is completely unique with (very) sour sensations coming through, sweet tea-like lychee fruit, and a bit of spice. Itís tart, but also very light and refreshing. Itís stupid easy to drink. This is a lovely example of weird beer, one that I could happily tip back all day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle. A- Plastic, rubber, sour, subtle lychee. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white fizzy head. T- Sour, tart, very subtle lychee, subtle plastic, acidic. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, refreshing finish. O- Really tasty. Could use a ton more lychee. It was definitely subtle and hardly noticeable. But even with the mostly absence of it, it was a great sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (505) - - SEP 19, 2016
Big brown bottle. American. Pours medium pale yellow and opaque. Thin foam residing. Scent is medium dense sour ale. Taste is sour ale and a bit Lychee. Slightly acidic. Great. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (714) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a bright straw yellow with a foamy white head. Funky tart aroma. Taste is somewhat tart but a little dry. Not as enjoyable as I had hoped for but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1267) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours light hazy lemon color, white head. Aroma is lychee (surprise surprise), sugar, slightly sour funk, more funk than sour, citrus. Flavor is lovely puckering sour notes, lychee, some citrus. Nice! New Belgium does well in the sour department.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (920) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 9, 2016
Huge thanks to Iznogud and Werckmeister for sharing the bottle! Drank at the Who Cares for Beer Festival 2016, Bevog Brewery in Bad Radkersburg, Austria. Hazy golden, thin white head. Fruity aroma, citrus, biscuit, yeasty. Malty, tart. Sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2221) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2016
0,66l from bottle at Bevog Festival shared by me; thanks to fabiand. amber hazy color, small white head. smells fruity, some wood, lightly sour, berry notes, lightly nutty, nice smell. full body, soft almost light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes lightly sour, some wood, caramel, light sweetness, fruity notes, marzipan, rather heavy / malty. finishes light to medium sour with notes of fruity / berry and some nutty notes. nice one, but rather heavy for a sour, not as refreshing as i expected.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2016
on tap @ Hebron Brew Haus / Hebron KY --- Hazy light amber color, white head that drops to a full cover, lace strips. Taste is sour malt that moves through light carbonation to a long sour finish. Strong for a sour, but also balanced and thirst-quenching.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Draught at St. Augustineís, Vancouver
Cloudy blond color. Light tropical aroma, mild tartness, a bit of citrus fruitiness. I would have expected more lychee; a bit moldy, funky in the final.
Pleasant fruity(-ish) sour.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ScoWRee (414) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pours a merkey golden color with a nice thick white foamy head. Aroma of a sweet hops. Taste is Sour...... Wow, is it sour. Not my thing.


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