Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by elgiacomo:
3.73/5 rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle, 2012 batch. Served between 40-50F.
Pours cloudy gold with a one finger white head that quickly fades to the smallest of ring and leaves only a couple of spots of lacing behind.
Aroma is fruity, lychee, some lemon and sour apples, oak, hay. Good strength. As it warms, the aroma becomes less fruity and more funky.
Flavor starts with some sweet lychee fruit, maybe some other citrus, decent tartness in the middle, a touch of oak and funk, the cinnamon hits fairly hard at the very end with some alcohol and sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, moderate carbonation.
Pretty good stuff. Mildly sour and a decent bit of sweetness as well. Decent bit of funk and the cinnamon adds an interesting layer.
Serving type: bottle
08-16-2012 02:48:16 | More by elgiacomo
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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