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RATINGS: 506   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtlasley (39) - Anna, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Tart Lychee pours a deeply hazy light amber/yellow color. Carbonation is visible but only provides a half finger head that is gone as soon as it shows up. Reddish Amber peeks from the center when held to the light Very similar "sour" profile to La Folie and I wouldn’t be surprised if the beer used in this was aged in the same oak. There’s a lightly sweet fruit scent under the sour that blends with oak and a roasty cinnamon. A nice layering effect in the scent here. A quick flash of malt up front is chased away by the La Folie sour profile of Lacto and oak. This is followed by an almost fruit juice like sweet character that makes the whole thing go down almost too easy. The roasty cinnamon is also there in the end but not very noticeable. Tart Lychee is not as sour in the glass as it is on the nose. Lightly dry in the mouth up front but "juicy" as it goes down . Decent carb, could have used a bit more though. Decent but for the price, I could get a 750 of Lindemann’s Cuvee Renee for a much stronger sour profile. Still, incredibly drinkable and tasty. An alright showing from Fort Collins, something about this just keeps beckoning for sips and I’ll buy another if only for that effect.


3.8
fidelis83 (2497) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Hazy pale peach pour with a two finger, creamy off white head. Aroma is loaded with tropical fruit, sweet cinnamon rice, lacto tartness and vanilla heavy toasted oak. Flavor is sweet tropical fruit, cranberry, vanilla, oak, cereal, cinnamon, a little savory salinity, that fits kinda oddly and some minerality. Medium body, slick entry, acidic middle and off dry, kinda soft finish, medium to heavy, sharp, but dispersed carbonation. Pretty tasty, it’s an odd combination, but I really like the cinnamon in there.

3.9
DiarmaidBHK (5649) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2017
Taster at New Belgium Asheville. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Nice balance of fruit and tartness on the nose and tongue. I get a little wood in there as well. Very easy drinker!

3.5
kevinator (2577) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Another decent beer down the sour path that NB has taken. Nice aromas and flavors of lightly sweet malt with tartness that is tamed by the cinnamon. Interesting blend.

3.7
Borresteijn (7400) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
66cl Bottle, tfs Harmen! Hazy golden colour, creamy white head. Aroma of wood, light tart, light funk, peppercorn, fruity, citrus. Flavour is light sour, light funky, citrus, lychee, peach, hint of peppercorn, wood, soft tart finish. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Good, very well-balanced. Didn’t get any cinnamon though.

3.8
gopherfan99 (2000) - Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2017
Tap; pours hazy gold with a white head; tart aroma of citrus, lychee, and yeast with a hints of wood and cinnamon; taste is tart lychee with yeast, wood, and citrus notes; tart, dry finish

3.8
sulawang (1185) - - MAR 6, 2017
(from memory)

Visual: Pours cloudy golden orange with a large foamy head

Nose: tart fruity funked lychee (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp-creamy

Mid-palate: (lvl-3-sweetness), fruity aromatic lychee, mild wheat malt, soft tart

Finish: lingering fruitiness, cinnamon exhale

Summary: Great stuff, solid lychee flavour with a very nice fruity malt body. The cinnamon and oak are subtle but present.

3.4
hershiser2 (3587) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Draft taproom. Aroma is totally lychee juice. Taste is lychee, not that sour, tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
thornecb (6020) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Lychee, cinammon and oak aromas. Dry with sweet/sour lychee and cinnamon upfront turning to marshmallow and oak in the lasting finish.

3.5
SirLimpsalot (4421) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
@ Basunen 17-1-21: Rätt ok men inte så syrlig som hoppas. Fin fruktig smak. Helt ok.

3.6
NordicV (2438) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2017
Disig gyllengul öl med vitt skum. Doften och smak är exotikt fruktig. Antar att det till delar är litchifrukten. Finns även en lättare syrlighet som drar åt vinhållet. Smakar egentligen inte något kanelen som skall ingå i ölen.


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