Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by zachary80:
3.53/5 rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
24oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Tried it cold but let it warm up some before reviewing. I've never had Lychee fruit.
Appearance is like a golden wheat beer with some orange highlights. Pure white head leaves good lacing but not great retention.
Aroma is tart with some general fruitiness. Would love it to be a little stronger.
Flavor is complex and very good but very hindered by the strength of the cinnamon. Cold the cinnamon absolutely dominates the beer, and while it recedes as it warms, it is still overly dominant. Sour and tart fruit character up front followed by the cinnamon. Both the cinnamon and the sour leave some lingering character on the tongue, but at the same time it seems that the main components dissapear fairly quickly.
Mouthfeel is too light. Carbonation seems right but the thinness makes it come off as a little watery. Dry finish.
Drink this warmer unless you want a cinnamon bomb. Some more body and less cinnamon and I would enjoy this a lot more.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2012 02:43:50 | More by zachary80
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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