Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by timtim:
District of Columbia
3.58/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
poured a kind of glowing, white gold apple juice color with a small, white head that faded pretty quickly and left a tiny bit of lace. nose definitely hints at tart, but for me, it leans way way more towards sweet. fortunately, it seems to come off as juicy sweet, not sugary sweet. lychee up front big time with earthy funk and a touch of spice is what i get. taste gives me just what i thought. sort of a muddled lychee, brett and spice taste. i don't think it is very complex, but instead of just being palate-searingly sour, it balances itself and dries itself out a bit. medium body with a soft feel that falls just a tiny bit flat. a little muddy as well, but finish leaves no unpleasant aftertastes. not a bad beer by any means. quite refreshing and the alcohol is well disguised. per the name, i was hoping for more tart (i see a lot of reviewers think it was extremely tart... recepie variation or different batch?). i was also hoping for more oomph and more complexity. was excited to try this one, so perhaps my expectations got the best of me.
Serving type: on-tap
05-14-2012 14:34:16 | More by timtim
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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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