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RATINGS: 496   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle, pours a cloudy, yellow-orange body with a thick, off-white head. Aroma of funk, yeasts, tart fruit/apple, and citric acid. Taste is the same, albiet with a stronger lychee presence. Smooth mouthfeel, but hard to pick out the wood and cinnamon spice notes. Tart finish with a lingering cinnamon spice burn. Still, I found this to be rather enjoyable and refreshing - good for relaxing on a hot day.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2191) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2016
On tap at Draft Taproom. Aromas of white grape, tropical fruit. Murky orange with a mostly fading white head. Dry, pretty sour, funky. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2828) - CROATIA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle, 650 ml, courtesy of Werckmeister, shared with him and others. Pours hazy golden, white head. Fruity, citrus, yeast, heavy malty, some sweetness, moderately sour. Medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (933) - Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2016
Pours hazy pale yellow with very little head. The aroma is really nice. The sour and a buttery malt both come through on the nose. Very tart, strong flavor on the front of the tongue, and mellow in the finish. I dont pick up on the cinnamon but I dont care. This thing tastes great.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1816) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a one finger white head with good lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, earthy funk, lychee, lacto, cinnamon, some bready matls, tropical fruits, and light wet hay. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi sour, long finish. Overall, a solid, interesting sour ale that has a interesting combo of lychee and cinnamon notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2715) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2016 Bottle. Light to moderate hay for the malt, moderate lemon for the hops, light to moderate musty basement for the yeast, with vinegar and very faint litchee fruit. Head is small, frothy turning wispy, white, with thin lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy light amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic and acetic, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and slightly bitter and a bit sour. Palate is light, watery with a lively to fizzy carbonation and a tart finish. A nice tangy Sour Ale with an easy drinking quality.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (1317) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Lacti sour aroma with some berry, woody and slight earthy funk. Taste is a sweet tart berry like flavor with a bit of a lactic sour finish. Sour maybe 3 of 10. Not too sour but nice. A bit of an earthy funk in the finish. Some woody complexities. Easy drinking sour, funk becomes more prominent the more I drink. Would like more lactic sourness, still good though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4440) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2016
From a bottle at the Fall 2016 L.E.A.F. Slightly hazy yellow-gold body with a fine white head. Tart and fruity aroma. Flavor: Moderately high tartness. Fruit notes include lemon and pear, in addition to subtle lychee. Smooth but near puckering feel, with a surprisingly full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3846) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served displaying a cloudy orange, with a fluffy, fingers width of white head foam, and web-like lacing. Initial sweetness and light spice in the aroma subtly mellowed the tartness & tanginess of the esters as lychee and green grape. The body was somewhat light, with decent carbonation, as the taste added a hint similar to Tang breakfast drink to the existing esters+, along with a hint of salinity. The texture thinned a bit, but on the whole, a pretty flavorful Sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (8165) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Hazy golden with a white head. Tart with berries, cedar, light spices, bread and fruit. Refreshing and easy to drink. A tasty one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1588) - CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
Appearance: hazy to cloudy medium gold, two fingers of off-white head, excellent retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tart citrus, slightly funky sweet and gritty lychee, crackery pale malt, woody, very light cinnamon. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate tart, light bitter, light spice. (8/10) Medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering tart and lightly spicy finish. (4/5) I was a little hesitant with this one - the LoF series has been a little hit-and-miss for me lately, with really only La Folie being consistently excellent. Others have been a bit meh (e.g. the Blackberry Barley Wine) or worse (the Hof Ten Dormaal Golden Ale leaps to mind). The flavours for this one are actually somewhat reminiscent of La Folie, but with less depth. On the other hand I am definitely getting the lychee, so I guess it accomplishes what it sets out to do. On yet another hand (yes, I have three hands) its a little pricey for what it is. Ultimately worth it, I think it, but there are better examples of the style (albeit not with lychee) for cheaper - their own La Terroir, for example. (16/20)


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