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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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.

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3.9
Drake (13737) - 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 (10510) - 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 (9664) - 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 (5988) - 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 (453) - 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.

4.5
SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 20, 2012
bottle. murky, cloudy dark gold with a small white head. tart nose makes the glands salivate. i’ll admit, i’m not usually too excited over sours, but this beer is freakin’ awesome! the first sour sips are welcomed on the back end with big, sweet, fruity candies. cherry and strawberry jolly rancher-like sweetness blended with a nice tart base beer. oh, and did i forget the cinnamon?..holy crap dude. medium body and just incredibly refreshing. NB has made some unbelievable beers recently in the LOF series!

3.6
Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2012
OK, here’s the thing, right off the bat - I did not get any evidence of cinnamon sticks or barrel aging. I just got tart. Not necessarily in a bad way, but it seemed to be missing a lot of components. I’ll try again later and see what I get. But, yeah, still pretty good, even if it doesn’t deliver what the label promises.

3.4
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Poured a cloudy gold, with nose of flowers, and lavender. The flavors seemed to be very floral, but with tart and sour fruits, cherries, and lemon. There was really only a hint of the cinnamon, but the spice was defiantly left on my lips. If it was not for the heavy florals on the nose, this would have been a perfect beer, but regardless this was another good beer from the series.


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