Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by botham:
4.43/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
on tap at Sheffield's in Chicago for the pre-FoBAB party. pours a hazy orangish amber with no head and the look of apple cider.
aroma is of acidic and vinous sourness with a subtle fruit character (most likely the lychee). there is a subtle sweetness that is right alongside the sour note.
taste is more of the same with a vinous and acidic sourness that is quite tart. the fruit imparts a sweetness that works to combat the sour notes, but fails miserably (definitely a good thing!).
mouthfeel is medium bodied, acidic, vinous, tart and sour. very well done on the palate.
drinkability is good. quite sour with a tart character that adds to the overall experience. solid drinkability as well. cheers!
Serving type: on-tap
11-30-2009 02:14:29 | More by botham
More User Reviews:
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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