gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016.
Hazy golden with a white head. Tart with berries, cedar, light spices, bread and fruit. Refreshing and easy to drink. A tasty one.
UXO (1896) - CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
Appearance: hazy to cloudy medium gold, two fingers of off-white head, excellent retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tart citrus, slightly funky sweet and gritty lychee, crackery pale malt, woody, very light cinnamon. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, light bitter, light spice. (8/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering tart and lightly spicy finish. (4/5)
I was a little hesitant with this one - the LoF series has been a little hit-and-miss for me lately, with really only La Folie being consistently excellent. Others have been a bit “meh” (e.g. the Blackberry Barley Wine) or worse (the Hof Ten Dormaal Golden Ale leaps to mind). The flavours for this one are actually somewhat reminiscent of La Folie, but with less depth. On the other hand I am definitely getting the lychee, so I guess it accomplishes what it sets out to do. On yet another hand (yes, I have three hands) it’s a little pricey for what it is. Ultimately worth it, I think it, but there are better examples of the style (albeit not with lychee) for cheaper - their own La Terroir, for example. (16/20) olsvammel (7225) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Tart and fruity smell with some tropical fruits. Similar taste. Refreshing. Nice! MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 27, 2016
New Belgium’s LoF Tart Lychee is totally unlike any sour I’ve had. In fact, it’s unlike any beer I’ve ever had. Gold-colored pour - textbook Sour appearance. Pretty typical Sour aromas, too: bright, fruity, and funky yeast esters - champagne-like. Flavor is completely unique with (very) sour sensations coming through, sweet tea-like lychee fruit, and a bit of spice. It’s tart, but also very light and refreshing. It’s stupid easy to drink. This is a lovely example of weird beer, one that I could happily tip back all day. HuskerTan (2202) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2016
A- Plastic, rubber, sour, subtle lychee.
A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white fizzy head.
T- Sour, tart, very subtle lychee, subtle plastic, acidic.
P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, refreshing finish.
O- Really tasty. Could use a ton more lychee. It was definitely subtle and hardly noticeable. But even with the mostly absence of it, it was a great sour.
Cokemonkey11 (879) - - SEP 19, 2016
Big brown bottle. American. Pours medium pale yellow and opaque. Thin foam residing. Scent is medium dense sour ale. Taste is sour ale and a bit Lychee. Slightly acidic. Great. Interesting. jsporrer (1028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a bright straw yellow with a foamy white head. Funky tart aroma. Taste is somewhat tart but a little dry. Not as enjoyable as I had hoped for but not bad. SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours light hazy lemon color, white head. Aroma is lychee (surprise surprise), sugar, slightly sour funk, more funk than sour, citrus. Flavor is lovely puckering sour notes, lychee, some citrus. Nice! New Belgium does well in the sour department. hrabren (1186) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 9, 2016
Huge thanks to Iznogud and Werckmeister for sharing the bottle! Drank at the Who Cares for Beer Festival 2016, Bevog Brewery in Bad Radkersburg, Austria. Hazy golden, thin white head. Fruity aroma, citrus, biscuit, yeasty. Malty, tart. Sour finish. Werckmeister (3184) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2016
0,66l from bottle at Bevog Festival shared by me; thanks to fabiand. amber hazy color, small white head. smells fruity, some wood, lightly sour, berry notes, lightly nutty, nice smell. full body, soft almost light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes lightly sour, some wood, caramel, light sweetness, fruity notes, marzipan, rather heavy / malty. finishes light to medium sour with notes of fruity / berry and some nutty notes. nice one, but rather heavy for a sour, not as refreshing as i expected.