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RATINGS: 507   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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3.6
djd07 (14366) - 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 @ Chuckís. Crazy tart beer that just kind of dances around on the tongue. Itís a shame it looks like liquefied vomit. This has cinnamon in it? Never would have known.

4
vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, 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 didnít 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 (7508) - 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 Iíd have again.

3.6
drjay44 (3679) - 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 (8629) - 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!

3.9
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bomber. Poured a hazy, yet glowing orange, with a small head that quickly dissipated. Smell is brett funk, some barnyard, tart pineapple, lemon peel, and green apple. Taste is tropical fruit, green apple, tart lemon, and yeast, with a medium tart finish. Not too sour and very well-balanced, but Iím not picking up cinnamon at all, which is probably a good thing. Body is medium with high carbonation that leaves my taste buds feeling tingly. Overall, a nice refreshing beer and perfect for summer. Not too sour and very affordable; I will return to this one.

3.8
ACHops (1566) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours cloudy orange. Lightly sour taste with a smooth dry finish. Canít say I know lychee, but an excellent citrus flavor nonetheless. Not much cinnamon, but faintly spicy, so maybe thatís it. Barely pick out the oak on the finish. Agree with earlier rater, this would be a great starter sour. All the taste with no pucker.

3.7
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2012
22oz bottle from Downer Wine & Spirit. Pours a cloudy, yellowish amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, green apple, a little oaky. Medium on the palate with lively carbonation. Flavor is lightly sour, tart fruit, apple, cherries, lychee perhaps, a little oak, with a light, sour finish. Very drinkable. A nice intro sour for someone who has never tried. The cinnamon is a bit lost on me, but it is not really missed.


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