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RATINGS: 417   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. My favorite of the fest. Cloudy orange yellow color. Very sweet (I like sweet), which hides some of the sour. Tons of lychee aroma. Excellent

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
On tap at Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC. Cloudy honeysuckle appearance. Tart citrus. Rounded mouthfeel. Easy drinking and refreshing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (955) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours hazy pale orange gold with a tiny off-white head. Smells sour and fruity, definite hints of lychee. Taste is of lychee at first and then quickly to sourness. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and mild-to-average mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Tart Lychee finishes with a touch of cinnamon spiciness and some oakiness from barrel aging.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRussB (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2012
6/12/12- Pours a murky orange with a fluffy 2f head. Aromas of green apple and barnyard funk. Middling and almost syrupy with soft carbonation. Notes of green apple, earthiness, and subtle sweet spiciness that I imagine is from the cinnamon. Puckering finish. A very nice sour that has some interesting complexities. I'll gladly have this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010 FoBAB 2009- this was a big surprise for me- my favorite beer of the day. Pours a muddy murky orange with a small white head. Nice floral aroma that was quite interesting with notes of hibiscus, cream, peach pie. Flavor was tart cherries and lemons. Awesome balance of fruit, wood, sourness, funk. this was frickin awesome. a stand out beer.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SSSteve (3773) - - MAY 20, 2012
bottle. murky, cloudy dark gold with a small white head. tart nose makes the glands salivate. iíll admit, iím not usually too excited over sours, but this beer is freakiní awesome! the first sour sips are welcomed on the back end with big, sweet, fruity candies. cherry and strawberry jolly rancher-like sweetness blended with a nice tart base beer. oh, and did i forget the cinnamon?..holy crap dude. medium body and just incredibly refreshing. NB has made some unbelievable beers recently in the LOF series!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2010
sample @ the Denver Rare Beer Tasting II on 9/17/10. deep murky orange pour with a slim white head. tart apricot and apple nose with some oak. medium body with a general tartness, apricot, more apple and some grape. not extremely sour. dry wooden finish with more fruit notes. excellent sour!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cheekybaby (12) - - JUN 23, 2012
This beer is nicely tart and citrusy. It was very refreshing - a good afternoon picnic beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle from Jubilation in Albuquerque. Pours a pretty pale yellow, taste is sweet like a maitai, spicy like mulled wine, with the perfect note of sourness. I could drink this by the gallon -- surprised it's 7.5%! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacBoost (1280) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Pours a hazy, very cloudy straw color with a head that faded quickly. Aromas of funk, sweet fruit, barnyard, straw. Intense funky taste, followed by a boatload of tart fruit, sweet nectar. This is really a sweet and sour beer, although not to sweet. The fruit is really pronounced. Think of mixing an Orval with the driest funkiest lambic you can think of, toss in some fresh lychee fruit, and you have this beer. Simply amazing. Mind = Blown.


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