Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by TenHornsProud:
4.35/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy golden grey with a big white head that lingers and laces.
Smells of sweet, tropical fruit with some lactic sourness and funk next to hints of spice. Smells of acidic light fruit in a good way. Really nice aroma.
Taste is up front tart stone fruit that goes into a more balanced yet acidic middle before ending on the slightest hint of bitterness and cinnamon spice, which comes through mostly in the nose. Quite interesting, sour, and tasty. Really refreshing beer. Reminds of other NB sours in a good way.
Lighter bodied with higher carbonation is spot on. The alcohol is really well hidden.
This one is a real winner for Lips of Faith and one of the better NB sours I've had. It is refreshing, tart, with tropical fruit notes and spice.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2012 20:17:38 | More by TenHornsProud
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3.34/5 rDev -15.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Apricot colored pour, fairly clearish, and almost no head. Mostly non-descript because the head is so meager. There's no retention and what's there is quickly relegated to the perimeter. Little lace. Disappointing.
There's redemption in the nose as its bursting with smells. "Sour" and cinnamon are dominant. I'm not sure what a lychee even is, but there's something strange in there. Overall, the scent is very American Wild Ale-like.
Without knowing what lychee tastes like, I can't comment on it but there's something very unusual and sour in the taste. My whole mouth puckers and I can't really pick up anything individually. The taste isn't bad, it's just hard to define and the sour is fairly overpowering.
Very kriek-ish. Sour and tart ruined my palate. My pucker taste buds worked overtime to down the bottle. Very crisp and exceptionally dry. The pucker factor is high. Despite the crisp, dry finish, my mouth won't stop watering.
Certainly an acquired taste. I can't express the complexity of this. There's so much flavor, but it's hard to differentiate one ingredient from another because of the sourness. It's not smooth and it doesn't go down easy. However, your palate is certainly cleansed after each sip.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2013 04:00:30 | More by RickS95
Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee from New Belgium Brewing
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