Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing
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3.28/5 rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Central Waters snifter.
A: Hazy golden yellow color. Aggressive pour leads to a sticky, foamy 2 finger pure white head. Lacing is consistently spotty.
S: Nose is decent if not overwhelming. Hay, grass, lemon, orange zest, a small bit of funk lead to a pretty nice nose but I really had to go searching for it.
T: Not as "tart" as the name lead me on to be. Brings a nice balanced approach to the flavor but it's pretty underwhleming altogether as a sour.
M: Okay feel...does't make me pucker like I want my sours to do.
O: Pretty average sour. Certainly not anything to write home about.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2012 01:32:53 | More by suspect
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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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