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Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

634 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 44
Gots: 69 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Three year old Wild Beer blended with lychee and a touch of Ceylon cinnamon.

(Beer added by: Overlord on 07-20-2009)
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-03-2012 03:29:33 | More by tbone1384
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

A - Pours a light to medium orange color, nice head in the beginning drops down rather quickly, no lacing and mild carbonation.

S - Light sour funk, lemons, green apple, sour white grapes.

T - Light oak, tart sour white grapes (coming from the lychee I presume since I've never personally tried one of these things), tart green apples, sour funk, light barnyard (weird description but can't describe it any different. The cinnamon is nowhere to be found.

M - Light medium body, puckering, gentle carbonation, and the sourness makes your mouth water like crazy. The lychee fruit (aka "white grapes" for my description) lingers and coats the mouth.

O - Tart, sour, and puckering.

11-02-2012 02:35:35 | More by jzeilinger
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

11-02-2012 01:09:03 | More by fbc24
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jklecko2

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-30-2012 18:48:40 | More by jklecko2
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -13.6%

Pours hazy light orange with a small white head dissipating nearly immediately. Little lacing.

Tart apple and lemon along with a generic berry aroma that from my limited experience with the fruit is probably lychee. A little bit of an earthy funk as well.

Lychee, apple and lemon in the flavor as well. Funkiness is a bit subdued and some oak makes it's presence. Definitely tart although perhaps a bit too much brett as it distracts from the fruit flavors a bit. Finishes dry.

Medium body and carbonation. Dry tart finish.

I enjoyed it, but as far as sours go, it's nothing special. Not sure why Bloomington never got any of this since we usually get all the other lof series, but glad I got to try it.

10-29-2012 17:41:20 | More by jmarsh123
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poodog

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-24-2012 14:32:42 | More by poodog
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silentdonkey

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-23-2012 04:50:41 | More by silentdonkey
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-23-2012 04:25:00 | More by Gonzoillini
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-22-2012 03:57:45 | More by CoryR
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-21-2012 13:39:15 | More by Josiah2729
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -13.6%

About 3 oz. out of 22 oz. poured into a tasting snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy golden color. Not much head, which isn't surprising given the serving size, but the retention of what head there is isn't very impressive.

S: Quite a bit of cinnamon in general, to the point where it wins out over the tropical fruit notes and mild tartness. Decent enough.

T: The flavor is more balanced. The cinnamon takes a back seat behind a more pleasant wall of light sourness and tropical fruits. Kind of sweet, but very enjoyable.

M: Drier than its initial sweet nature would indicate. The finish gradually builds a touch of tartness in conjunction with the dryness to help balance the sweetness. It's very well carbonated, as well.

O: I want more tartness, but it's still pretty damn good. A nice beer to drink in warm weather.

10-21-2012 01:19:55 | More by ThisWangsChung
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bauermj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-18-2012 19:31:06 | More by bauermj
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channels321

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-18-2012 18:41:22 | More by channels321
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-17-2012 00:29:47 | More by hippityhophead24
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-16-2012 23:06:23 | More by Hessian257
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Revenant

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-15-2012 05:25:07 | More by Revenant
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Swonkie

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-14-2012 18:03:34 | More by Swonkie
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ThinkRedEsq

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-14-2012 02:29:07 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

Thanks ward for finding and sending for this bottle
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head that dissipates. The nose is slightly tart and fruity. I may not have known it was made with lychees based on smell alone, but it's definitely reminiscent of the sweet peeled grape-looking Asian delicacy. Kowledge is power. The beer tastes slightly of lychee, but has potent yeast flavor and a spicy tartness. I would have liked more of the characteristic lychee sweetness and a touch more body, but overall this beer is very tasty and worth the effort to eventually find.

10-11-2012 23:24:50 | More by ThePorterSorter
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ystazi

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-11-2012 19:54:08 | More by ystazi
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epistate

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-10-2012 00:52:33 | More by epistate
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Nyskizy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-09-2012 01:39:01 | More by Nyskizy
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nitter

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-08-2012 01:01:51 | More by nitter
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-06-2012 16:20:29 | More by NilocRellim
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a6ladd


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-05-2012 21:06:17 | More by a6ladd
Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee from New Belgium Brewing
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