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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


Drake's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a thin frothy white head. Below average head retention. Aroma of tart citrus, tropical fruits, mango, pear and a faint bit of spice. The taste is mildy tart with just the faintest mustiness, tropical fruits, citrus, lemongrass, mango, papaya, pineapple. Medium bodied. Pretty tasty.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1647) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2015
With Z, pours a rusty orange copper color with a nice head. Nose is sweet and fruity with some tartness. Taste is fruity, a mix of cherry and berries with some very light sourness at the end.....much more sweetness than tartness. Finishes on the same sweet fruity notes, dry with some light tartness. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1573) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bomber. Pours a golden orange with a white head and tart fruity aroma. Taste is light sour, with tart, sweet fruit and berries along with wood notes into the light tart finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (825) - USA - MAY 16, 2015
Rated based on notes from 24 May 2012 -- Floral and delicate with just a hint of sourness. A little too subtle for me, would prefer more pronouncement.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
22 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. 2 year old bottle. Appearance: Cloudy, golden in color. No head. Aroma: Tart fruit, vinegar, Oak. Taste: Tart. Palate: Medium/thin body. Lively carbonation. Medium finish. Overall: Not especially complex. Tart in an enjoyable way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: Not bad, but not much of the sweet and sour aspect. More sour than anything else. Never had a lychee, but had a longan fruit which I think is similar and the aroma reminded me of that a little. Aroma is sweet and flavor is sour. TECHNICAL: Drank 5/18/2013. Bottle. Poured a cloudy, dark yellow to light orange with a small, nearly white head that mostly diminished and left fair to good lacing. The aroma was light but very nice with light to moderate funky yeast; flowers; white grapes; pear; slight pineapple and wood; white wine; hint of vanilla; light fruits; hints of sour fruit; something kept hinting at Christmas to me which must be the cinnamon but I canít say for sure; and Iíd say longan fruit so I guess that they lychee There was also more and more sour fruit as it warmed. The initial flavor was heavily acidic and lightly sweet and sour; while the finish was lightly sweet and salty, and moderately acidic and sour with a short to average duration. There was light fruits and flowers,white wine, white grapes, pineapple, sour pineapple, other sour fruit, a little wood, and more sour fruit as it warmed. The light to medium body was a little watery for a second and then fairly dry with pinprick fizzy carbonation and a dry and moderately astringent finish which became slightly alcoholic when it was warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inbreak (2642) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
08.10.2014, 0,65l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet sour-ish fruity, canned tropical fruits syrup, sour unripe berries, strawberry, rhubarb, oak, mild vinegar. Taste is slightly dry fruity, tropical fruits, oak, grass, hay, weeds, sugar, grain, strawberry. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (927) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
Pours a very cloudy orange with a dense white head leaving small lacings. Aroma is tropical fruity sweet. Tart citrusy notes with more tropical fruits. Taste is also tropical fruits. Hints of pale malts, wood, cinnamon and citrus. Lightly sour. Dry with medium co2 levels.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2014
0.65l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew from trade with ig88b. Again, huge thanks! In the glass this one pours a cloudy near glowing orange colored body with a medium sized slowly fading and sidesticking white head. Quite a interesting nose here. Itís both sweet and a little sour-ish. Tropical in a way with sweet fruit syrup and traces of both cinahnom stick, red currants, strawberries and hints of human skin. Itís definitely a interesting and quite good aroma this. Again, the taste is at first quite fruit sweet, then it turns and becomes more sour fruity in a way. Nice and oily in the mouth and itís just below average on the bubbles. Mild dry, really fruity and definitely interesting in the taste. Soft peppery sting, it has a lychee sweet tropical thing going on. Yeah, I definitely liked this one. 08.10.2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6752) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"Lychee is an interesting fruit. This had a nice aroma and feel. Tart but not sour, no hint of an abv of any kind. Aroma slightly funky and fruity. Distinctly Unique. Flavor even better. Just another level of complexity. Very nice fruity sweet mellow sour ale. Cinnamon far more evident in the bottle 9/12"

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (940) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2014
On tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor. The pour is a pale foggy gold color with a white head and some light lacing. The aroma is nicely sour with a light fruit presence and a good funk to it. Not overly complex or dominating in any sense of the word. The flavor is almost a little sweet before it gets sour. and the sourness is really light and reserved. The mouth feel is thin, decently carbonated without a discernible lingering aftertaste. Not too bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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