Tart Lychee | New Belgium Brewing

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3.97/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Three year old Wild Beer blended with lychee and a touch of Ceylon cinnamon.

Added by Overlord on 07-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,234
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
824
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
89
Trade:
0
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Photo of ILMbeer
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Quick: Light, bright nose. I'm from south florida so I know lychee and that note is predominant. Slight dryness on the palate, mild head on the pour. Faintest of cinnamon which rounds out nicely. Trying to figure out where organism the sour notes come from. It doesn't have a Lacto nose, so perhaps Brett. Pleasant and drinkable.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbertsch
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Pel
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of byronic
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quick: poured a pale gold color with minimal head. Smell was lychee, tropical fruit and cinnamon. Taste had cinnamon come up first and persistent to me. The lychee was nice, but was matched by cinnamon. Feel is medium with good carbonation.

This was okay, but I think the cinnamon got far too prominent on it. I would have enjoyed it more if it were tamed down a little.

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Photo of km02600
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fireazzi
3.22/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crow
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zkoehn
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of intransitive
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shawnspl
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
3.47/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Light golden yellow color, gentle but persistent carbonation, little head. Aroma is a nice combo of wild yeast funk and sweet fruit - not very familiar with lychee so not sure how accurate the smell is, but I get raspberry and apricot. No sign of cinnamon. Taste is ok, not super flavor and veers towards being a little flat, the tartness is dialed back which is fine but it is also missing some of that nice wild yeast flavor. There is a sweetness that is more like a dried apricot or orange, maybe pineapple, but it isn't complimented by much and isn't very expressive. Mouthfeel is fine, finishes with a musty yeast taste. It is a totally ok beer and nothing is off but nothing pops either.

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Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Tart Lychee from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 824 ratings