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RATINGS: 506   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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3.6
Suttree (6504) - 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.

3.9
falco242 (398) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Light Sour aroma, cloudy orange pour. No real head but it isn’t necessary. Great fruity flavor with a sour tartness that won’t cause a pucker face. Really nice

3.6
djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012
On tap at Freetail. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small off white head. The aroma is a sour fruit and wheat. Thin mouthfeel with a sour fruit and tart with crisp finish. Easy to drink, a very good sour ale from New Belgium.

3.8
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Taster @ Chuck’s. Crazy tart beer that just kind of dances around on the tongue. It’s a shame it looks like liquefied vomit. This has cinnamon in it? Never would have known.

4
vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Pours cloudy golden / orange with a moderate sized off-white head. The aroma has a pleasant tartness, fruitiness that I assume is Lychee, mild vinegar, hints of oak, bugginess and while there is tartness it has a very smooth character. Medium crisp body that feels a bit grainy and has a good amount of micro carbonation. The flavor starts with tartness, but there is a fullness to the flavor with fruitiness, oak, toasty malt, lychee (or what I think is lychee) and the cinnamon comes out a bit on the flavor although I didn’t notice it on the taste. The finish has a mix of spice, tart, mild caramel and some must. Really nice and quite interesting.

3.7
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bomber. Poured cloudy, straw golden with a short-lived, sticky white head. The aroma picked up sour oak, stonefruit, and vinegar with accents of greener fruit, grains of paradise, and cinnamon. The flavor found tart oak and lighter-skinned fruits the whole way through.. berry seeds and dry, white spices on the edges.. finished with more of the tart oak and fruit plus a nice dose of cinnamon.. tasty. Medium-bodied and sufficiently tart on the palate.. a few too many grainy residual sugars in the end.. overall an interesting drink that I’d have again.

3.6
drjay44 (3829) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, off white long duration head, with moderate lacing, over a cloudy gold (SRM 5) body....nose is cereal, light acetic acid, light tropical fruits, melon....taste is light sour to start then light semi-sweet melon, hints of cinnamon, very light vanilla, finishing with a light sour bite, with lemon tones....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation adds a foamy quality. The sourness is overly dominated by the fruity sweetness. I would have preferred more pucker power. The cinnamon is barely present, and the wood almost hidden. Overall this is a good beer. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

3.7
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2012
On draft pour. Hazy golden color. Light white head. Nice funky tart flavor. Refreshing. Citrus.

3.8
drowland (9057) - Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
5/18/12. 22oz bottle. Hazy orange pour with a nice khaki head. Sweet fruity and slightly spiced arena with hints of acidic sourness. Nice subtle flavors of wood, sweet fruits, light sourness, and a touch of spice. Subtle but complex flavors in there. Nice!


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