Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
Tart Lychee pours a sun-drenched golden straw color, with a well-formed off-white cap that fades over the course of the glass. It is visibly hazy.
The aroma is tropical fruit, with tart lychee coming through a little bit, lemon, and a bit of vanilla.
The flavor starts with a little bit of fruit sweetness. A light malt malt sets the stage for lychee, lemon, vanilla, and a bit of oak. Overall the flavor is slightly tart, but not overly sour. As this is a fresh bottle, I would expect it to sour up (and improve) over time.
This lacks the mouth-puckering sour character that I really like to see in my sours, but it has a pleasant flavor to it overall. The sweet and sour interact well, tasting like a mellow gueuze with some lychee added. The body falls in the middle of the spectrum for an American sour, and the carbonation does as well.
Lychee is one of my favorite fruits, and I definitely got a bit of the flavor coming through in each sip. I would prefer to have a stronger fruit presence or a more sour beer, or both.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 01:20:38 | More by KickInTheChalice
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3.74/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle split with my wife. Served in a Prairie teku
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A - Glowing orange apricot, with fine bubbled white head. Semi hazy.
S - Lactic and salty minerals, tropical fruit, lychee?, bubblegum, grassy hay, musty wood,
T - Candy tartness upfront, muted pink lemonade, tropical fruit, pineapple, soft caramel malts underneath. The sweetness builds toward the finish while the tartness fades but finishes dry and very crisp and refreshing.
M - Sharp carbonation, light to medium body, crisp and refreshing feel.
Nice balance of sweet and tart both of which are fairly mild. It's not puckering sour but it has a nice tart edge to it. Some woody funk and a nice fruit profile. Crisp and refreshing, a great summer time beer
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 01:09:22 | More by StaveHooks
Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee from New Belgium Brewing
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