CurlyJoe (229) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2017
Clear light yellow with bubbly white head. Aroma of perfumey lychees. Taste is like a crisp lager mixed with lollie lychees. Bit too much lollie. But nonetheless refreshing and summery, and a little bit different! ALLOVATE (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2017
Thinly, translucent strained yellow body with little life and no head. Perfumed nose, almost artificial and reminiscent of rose water with a hint of stewed, canned lychee and floury malt. Similarly perfumed palate. Watery, thin, gassy with a dry, crisp, powdery finish. Lingering perfume and an odd stavia sweetness make it clammy as it warms otherwise there is nothing else here. Not unpalatable but not at all pleasant. (33cL, illegible date, Dan Murphy’s Canning) GoufCustom (1978) - HONG KONG - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2016 Pyobon (1392) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2016
330 ml bottle with twist crown cap bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Clear light golden blonde colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Good sticky lacing with barely notable slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of malt, with very strong perfume, lychee, strong floral nectar and sugar; Medium sweet taste of fair malt, with fair lychee flesh, floral, cream soda, sugar, light bitter hops and light grass; Mid to light body. Slick palate; Mouth feel is fair maltyness in a slick and slightly soapy background. Cream soda-ish base with notable but fairly light, airy presence of lychee. Feels like “more Ale than fruits”. Medium sweetness, no lemon but light grass to round. Hmmm… Hoppiness is floral in nose and light grass in taste; Bitterness is light but notable for an abrupt, light astringent sweet malty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Easy and flowery to mouth.
Comments: Unlike the tasty North Taiwan Lichee Beer, this one’s aroma is too perfumey to be real, its fruit taste is too light to be serious, but its rather fair maltyness and notable light bitter hoppy ending acquits itself somewhat. Not very good but drinkable.
(Bottle) Pours clear straw yellow with small transient loose white head. Pleasant aroma, although odd for a beer; it’s clearly lychees, with some other subtle sweetish floral notes. Palate is thin and fizzy. Taste is weird, not unpleasant, but too odd to be pleasant. It’s fruity, although I wouldn’t identify lychee. There’s some light malty sweetness, that might be syrup rather than malt, but the fruity tastes are confusing. A redeeming feature is the finish which is fairly dry and crisp but with some lychee hints to it. An odd beer. I am glad I tried it. Wouldn’t choose it again, but also wouldn’t turn one down. hawthorne00 (3904) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle - so from Perth, not Broome. Pale gold with a white head that fades but doesn’t disappear. Smells like a cross between fresh lychees (which I like a lot) and lychees tinned in syrup (not). Watery. Some, but not as much lychee in the taste. A little grainy, some soap, slightly metallic. It’s very thin, so the slight lean towards dry and the lowish bitterness is enough. OK - certainly finish it.
TedE (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2015
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Nose is sweet fruit and perfume. Very pale yellow beer with small film of bubbles on top. Thin body. slightly zingy mouthfeel. It’s like drinking musk sticks! There is a hint of lychees about but everything is dominated by floral perfume. Too weird and no fun. Westkyoto77 (635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle to glass. More like a fizzy cordial than a beer. Powerful sweet nose, sticky light body, short, ever-so slightly refreshing finish. Not bad as lolly water, but not really rateable as a beer. Sorry. StevieT (1997) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2015
From a bottle. They certainly got the lychee aroma and flavours into this, it’s like a fuzzy lychee juice. Looks like a white wine, Ngejo (979) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear, golden, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish. ShaneJ (896) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from Plonk (Mat 2014). Pale pinkish-golden with minimal white head, super sweet lychee aroma and flavour, not much else to report. Sickly sweet.