Tart Lychee | New Belgium Brewing

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3.97/5
Very Good
825 Ratings
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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:
#4,802
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
825
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 825 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of woosterbill
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Duvel tulip. Big thanks to Kingkong for this one.

A: Slightly cloudy pale amber body under two fingers of creamy off-white head. Good retention, great lace. Lovely.

S: Hugely tropical and fruity, mildly tart and spicy. Lactic acid is substantial, but definitely in the background compared to the fruit. Cinnamon is only an afterthought. Really nice.

T: Opens with sour lacto and oak, then broadens into sweet lychee and tropical fruits before closing out with a clean, dry, lactic finish. Sourer than the nose promised, but still on the sweet side. Good, not quite great.

M: Creamy, frothy medium body. Lively and enjoyable.

O: I could see this being a terrific gateway sour. It didn't have quite the depth that I found in Le Terroir, but it was really good in its own way. I'd always prefer more tartness over more sweetness, but I'm really glad to have another bottle of this to try after some time.

Cheers!

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a glowing orange color with a thin bone white head.

S: Lots of tropical fruit sweetness. Not a ton of lychee though. Lots of lemon and mango with maybe a hint of guava. A good but of bretty funk as well.

T: A good snap of lemony tartness upfront with some lychee, lemon, apple cider vinegar and some oak. Citrusy bite on the end. A bit of a drying fiinish. Really tasty stuff.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JoeMans
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beaver13
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is dry tart fruits with maybe some brett and cinnamon.

The flavor is tart sour tropical fruits with a dry almost vinous and slightly acidic finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice tart fruity and dry sour. More fruits than sour.

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Photo of Jamison85
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Franziskaner
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dull copper to gold in color with a hazy complexion. There's no head on it. I smell cinnamon and sweet lychee fruit. The cinnamon and sweet lychee blend well with the gentle tartness from the wild yeast which I suspect to be lactobacillius. The mouth is moderately carbonated, dry, and there's a nice cooling sensation perhaps from the lychee.

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Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of elNopalero
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Third beer from the Tour de Fat. This pours a hazy golden amber. It’s tart and funky, with plenty of the titular lychees in abundance. This was an interested combination.

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Photo of mhaugo
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of JayQue
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a winner!!! Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a wine glass. Color is dense butterscotch with some light getting through. Nice head, delicate small bubbles but overall accumulating so as to look a bit frothy. The head don't last that long, but while it is there, the beer looks like a photo in an advertisement.

Aromas is fairly strong, citrus fruits, a little funk/sourness and the lychee nuts.

Tastes very good. The lychees provide an unusual flavor, the sourness is present but not off-putting for someone like me that don't like real "vinegary" beers. There is an unusuial blend of fruit flavors with a mild amount of "funk". Oak barrel flavors come in as the beer warms but are not that pronounced.

Mouthfeel is just right, tart, fairly rich...goes down real nice.

A great summertime sipping beer. I had it with nectarine slices and cheese on the balcony of my Outer Banks NC timeshare. Vewry nice experience.

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Photo of bcm75
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

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

12 oz pour on tap

A- slight hazes golden sunshine color with a 1 finger head good lacing

S-tart smell of cherries and citrus with spices like cinnamon and allspice a touch of oak and earth

T- fruits forward of cherries and pineapple and other white fruits spice and oak in the background with earthy musty tastes

M- low/medium carbonation with tart and acidic fruit a little dry

O- good job a nice wild ale delicious on tap its dry tart and slightly sour

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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 durlta
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of szmnnl99
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Tart Lychee from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 825 ratings
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