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RATINGS: 476   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.


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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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ScoWRee (411) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tristanlaugher (180) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
Plain look. Nice sour and funk. Hazy. Draft at the airport. Golden. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
Cloudy, pale. Lacto, sweet lychee, clean pale malts. The lychee balances the kettle sour nicely, such that this is a nicely balanced refreshing brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (714) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s during New Belgium 25th anniversary celebration. Pours a hazy pale golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity with lychee notes. Same character sour, tarte taste. Crispy. Ver good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4118) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
Hazy yellow pour, large white head. Big fresh lemon, and melon Aroma, fresh melon rind, honeydew and some nice light malts and yeast with some light funk. Soft mouth feel and a very soft carb. Finish is tart and funky, with more melon, and some citrus pith. Not as sour as I expected but still quite good, and dangerously drinkable for 7.5.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (642) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
À l’aveugle je n’aurais probablement pas deviné les ingrédients spéciaux, mais en les connaissant ça fait du sens. Il y a effectivement des notes de Lychees et de cannelle. C’est un peu mince et ça manque de punch, cela dit. Une espèce d’eau fruitée et un peu sûrette résumerait mon expérience. La combinaison de saveurs est intéressante, mais la base gagnerait à être améliorée. La bouteille est très belle par contre!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6052) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2016
On draft at The Bird in Jackson Hole. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of sour white grapes and green apples. Tart finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2016
On tap at Bitter Creek Alehouse Milky beige yellow with a full dense off white head. Tart fruity flavors. Jucyfruit gum and apricots maybe. Lychee fruit I suppose. Soft unfiltered palate short lived fairly intense tart flavors. Interesting

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
Served in a 12oz tulip glass at Beer Revolution in Edmonton (New Belgium Tap Takeover) pouring a slightly hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is lychee fruit with some citrus, cinnamon and yeasty notes. Taste is a lemon tartness with a fruity and malty sweetness with a bit of spice in the finish. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall, an interesting brew that is sure to satisfy those who are seeking something unique and different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Golden hazy. Nose is tart, fruity, sour apple, cinnamon. Taste is a lot of apple pie elements, tart apples, cinnamon. If you didn't tell me there was lychee I wouldn't have guessed it. More like a cinnamon sour. Not bad thoug


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