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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Tart Lychee pours a deeply hazy light amber/yellow color. Carbonation is visible but only provides a half finger head that is gone as soon as it shows up. Reddish Amber peeks from the center when held to the light Very similar "sour" profile to La Folie and I wouldn’t be surprised if the beer used in this was aged in the same oak. There’s a lightly sweet fruit scent under the sour that blends with oak and a roasty cinnamon. A nice layering effect in the scent here. A quick flash of malt up front is chased away by the La Folie sour profile of Lacto and oak. This is followed by an almost fruit juice like sweet character that makes the whole thing go down almost too easy. The roasty cinnamon is also there in the end but not very noticeable. Tart Lychee is not as sour in the glass as it is on the nose. Lightly dry in the mouth up front but "juicy" as it goes down . Decent carb, could have used a bit more though. Decent but for the price, I could get a 750 of Lindemann’s Cuvee Renee for a much stronger sour profile. Still, incredibly drinkable and tasty. An alright showing from Fort Collins, something about this just keeps beckoning for sips and I’ll buy another if only for that effect.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock. Pale orange and cloudy appearance with a white head. Aroma of citrus zest, tart tropical fruits, pale malts, light cinnamon and spice. Similar flavor, fruity, earthy, sweet and mildly sour. Light to medium body, pretty smooth, light puckering feel and a dry finish. Pretty refreshing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HIGHB4LL (269) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Choice City Butcher. Appearance: finger of white head, cloudy, orange-yellow color. Aroma: citrus, yeast, viney grape. Palate: lively carbonation, light body, thin texture. Taste: medium sweetness and medium tartness. Overall, great balance, similar to La Folie, but less offensive and better balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
This did not age well at all. There is nothing reminiscent of the beer this use to be. This is clean. Nothing more! I based a lot of my rating on this beer a few years ago!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Brewvival 2011. Hazy orange body with a small white head. Tart fruit and caramel aroma. Very tart fruit, caramel and funk flavor. Medium light body with moderately high carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (458) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22oz bottle pours hazy golden orange with a finer of head. Nose is juicy fruits and tart funk. Taste is tropical fruit, grains, juicy, apple. Finish is tart and fruity with very subtle spice presence. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Heard this was different from bottle compared to tap. Pours solid haze purulent yellow. No foam save some surface etch. Nose is overdone with the cinnamon. Some tart and sweetness in the back, but this time, cinnamon dominates (waaay different than tap for me). Tart with more cinnamon and some lychee juice to help pucker me up. Medium on full bodied with light carb and a semi dry finish. It’s quite the novelty. 2/2.5/3/2/2.5 - Serving type: bottle 06-13-2012

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
22oz., 2012 bottling. Aroma of citrus fruit, lychee, light sweetness, straw and lemon, along with lighter notes of straw, lemon, yeast spice, tartness, wood and some floral touches in the background. Opaque peach in color with a slight, fading head. Flavor profile is sweet, tart, fruity and floral, some mild tartness and acidity, along with a slight degree of bitterness late. Mild carbonation and very gentle acidity on the palate, surprisingly light in feel overall in fact, body is medium. Interesting, not as complex or sour/tart as anticipated, however.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1528) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Tasting note scrounge. Approximate sample date was Sept 2012. At the time this was the best Lips of Faith brew I’d had (now been outdone by Le Terrior). Fantastic light tartness with subtle spice (cinnamon perhaps) and notes of strawberries and apples.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (1742) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours a hazy cloudy peachy yellow color with a finger of gaseous bubbles. The nose is full of tropical fruit punch notes and tart rhubarb. The palate follows with a round full mouthfeel thats juicy sweet tropical fruit just like the nose and that additional lychee tartness that to me having only had a caned lychee a few times read almost rhubarb like. Chuggable not overly complex but a pleasure to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1739) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Grassy, Hay, Yeast T: Apple, Apricots, Mild Hay M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Sweet Overall, a pretty nice balance of sweetness and sourness for this beer...good not great.


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