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 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.
ScoWRee (411) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
tristanlaugher (180) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plain look. Nice sour and funk. Hazy. Draft at the airport. Golden. Excellent.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, pale. Lacto, sweet lychee, clean pale malts. The lychee balances the kettle sour nicely, such that this is a nicely balanced refreshing brew.
beerplace (714) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
robinvboyer (4118) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
electrotype (642) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
Iphonephan (6052) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
IndianaRed (3743) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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