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Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing

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very good

638 Ratings
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Ratings: 638
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

TerryB, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Grocerystowe, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

nikbullet, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

aubrey, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of jzeilinger
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jzeilinger, Nov 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

fbc24, Nov 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

jmarsh123, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

poodog, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

silentdonkey, Oct 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Gonzoillini, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

CoryR, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Josiah2729, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

ThisWangsChung, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

bauermj, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

channels321, Oct 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

hippityhophead24, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Hessian257, Oct 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Revenant, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Swonkie, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ThinkRedEsq, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

ThePorterSorter, Oct 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

ystazi, Oct 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

epistate, Oct 10, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.