mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 wouldnít be surprised if the beer used in this was aged in the same oak. Thereís 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 Lindemannís 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 Iíll buy another if only for that effect.
Indra (2531) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting note scrounge. Approximate sample date was Sept 2012. At the time this was the best Lips of Faith brew Iíd had (now been outdone by Le Terrior). Fantastic light tartness with subtle spice (cinnamon perhaps) and notes of strawberries and apples.
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
merc7186 (1474) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ontape (83) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fun brew, great with Thai food. Lightly sour with prominent lychee, the cinnamon coves through eventually. A bit thin with very light carbonation. Pretty tasty, would drink again.
dwm1034 (544) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at WLL KWANZE day. Pours light yellow with sour nose and initial taste. Maybe a hint of strawberry in here. Nicely sour.
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Christpuncher (507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really tast beer. Very fruity with a crisp finish. Smells fruity and is prett strong
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Jamesthebrit (133) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Looks nice. like a golden brown.
A: smells complex. cinnomon, sour. A little light
T: a little light, sour, tart, cinnomon hint in there.
P: Sour on the finish. A change of pace.
Overall a nice beer. some very nice sour fruity notes plus a bit of earthiness to keep it balanced.
TxBrew (6) - Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft pour at Saucer. Nice sour nose. Well balanced sour taste. Too sour for those who donít like it but just right for sour heads. Great beer!
devman171 (512) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with low head, aroma is sweet fruits and tart, taste is pleasantly sour with a nice sweet finish, easy sour beer.