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RATINGS: 507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.2
steeleliver (131) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 Quite delicious and unique. As I’ve never had a lychee before, the flavor was comparable to a cider in terms of citrus, but more tart and with perhaps a tinge of raspberry. Smooth palate, with tinge of ale flavor at finish. White head, orange pour.

4.2
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2012
22 oz. bottle- Pours a very hazy orange golden with a one finger head that reduces to a blanket and decent lacework. The aroma is tart, cherries, wood, not sure what lychee smells like, but it definitely smells fruity. The taste is tart up front, followed by cinnamon, fruity, oak, yeasty. Body is medium, finish is super smooth, and carbonation is medium. Overall I really liked this beer, If I weren’’t comparing this with La Folie and Le Terroir, It would probably get higher, but those are next to perfect beers, and this is just under those. I seem to like this a lot better than most of the raters on this website, maybe a little too experimental for some, I would love to re-rate this in a year, I think it would only improve, the cinnamon would blend better with the beer I think.

3
DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Hazy orange pour with a huge rocky white head. Fruit tart aroma, definitely a lot of cinnamon going on here. Flavor is the same. Not sour enough for sour heads I bed, and the fruit and cinnamon clash in this one for me. Decent.

3.9
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

3.8
BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap at Pracna. Hazy yet bright yellow pour with a white head. Sour fruit nose with a touch of oak. Medium palate, good carbonation. Taste is bright fruit, sour, and oak. Very good.

3.7
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Glad to see this in bottles in Texas. The beer pours a hazy golden color with a large white head. The aroma is has quite a bit of fruit (I assume that is the lychee) as well as a hint of cinnamon and a bit of wheat and tartness. The flavor has some nice tart lychee and tropical fruit notes, as well as some wheat, cinnamon and a hint of oak and sourness. A mild, easy drinking sour ale that doesn’t appear to be anywhere near 7.5 percent. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
arminjewell (9728) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pour on tap at Parry’s, hazy orange pour with fluffy white head, aroma has notes of spices with cinnamon, biscuit, slight cracker notes, nice tart citrus with what must be lychee as tropical fruit, some hints of orange and grapefruit, hints of lemon as well, nice. Taste is not quite as tart as I would like, but nice sweet tropical fruits, hints of berry, biscuit, lemon, touch of citrus and some slight funky notes, touch of cinnamon and spice notes round it out, finishing fairly sweet but tart and dryness complement well.

3.6
sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy gold with thin, creamy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is sour fruit, bread and cookie malt, floral hops, sugar, and light honey. Flavor is balanced sweet malt and sour fruit esters with faint hops; tart, dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

4.6
leah2974 (429) - Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
On tap at Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC. Cloudy honeysuckle appearance. Tart citrus. Rounded mouthfeel. Easy drinking and refreshing.

3.4
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2012
The pour is a murky, dark honey color with a moderate, white, creamy, fizzy head which is fully diminishing and leaves no lace. The nose is pleasant with subtle cinnamon, vanilla all over, faint ginger, tropical fruit notes, tart lemons, and faint earthy funk. The flavor is similar with more tart notes, lemony and orangey, light passionfruit, a slight pine sol note, vanilla still, and a ginger note. The palate is very lively, medium, drying, and slick. The beer finishes all dry and quick, tart with orange, vanilla, and slight ginger. Actually some nice notes, especially in the nose, but the beer was actually hard to drink with so many competing notes. Nice attempt but just lacked in some areas.


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