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Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee - New Belgium Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

641 Ratings
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Ratings: 641
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 46
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
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%

afsdan, Apr 09, 2014
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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
Thanks to Yoshi Optimator!

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

StaveHooks, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

JCam9981, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Azeotrope, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

CoolEthan, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

akang, Mar 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

DarthGuitarHero, Mar 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Anthony311, Mar 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

hochief, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

CDCNAM, Feb 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

fellowrs, Feb 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

thudean, Jan 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

kvgomps, Jan 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

BennyThon, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

bishopdc0, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Ross_Haddow, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

T_Hass, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of RickS95
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.

RickS95, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jaydoc, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Allurex, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

xxcxme, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

army01, Nov 19, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Tart Lychee from New Belgium Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 641 ratings.