Mep3222 (1708) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Lacti sour aroma with some berry, woody and slight earthy funk. Taste is a sweet tart berry like flavor with a bit of a lactic sour finish. Sour maybe 3 of 10. Not too sour but nice. A bit of an earthy funk in the finish. Some woody complexities. Easy drinking sour, funk becomes more prominent the more I drink. Would like more lactic sourness, still good though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2016
From a bottle at the Fall 2016 L.E.A.F.
Slightly hazy yellow-gold body with a fine white head.
Tart and fruity aroma.
Flavor: Moderately high tartness. Fruit notes include lemon and pear, in addition to subtle lychee.
Smooth but near puckering feel, with a surprisingly full body.
tmoreau (4743) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a cloudy orange, with a fluffy, finger’s width of white head foam, and web-like lacing. Initial sweetness and light spice in the aroma subtly mellowed the tartness & tanginess of the esters as lychee and green grape. The body was somewhat light, with decent carbonation, as the taste added a hint similar to Tang breakfast drink to the existing esters+, along with a hint of salinity. The texture thinned a bit, but on the whole, a pretty flavorful Sour. gyllenbock (10025) - 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 (7312) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Tart and fruity smell with some tropical fruits. Similar taste. Refreshing. Nice! MetalNHopHead (2264) - 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 (2449) - 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 (1123) - - 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 (1144) - 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.