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Lips of Faith Series - Tart Lychee brewed by New Belgium Brewing
Lips of Faith Series Tart - Lychee brewed by New Belgium Brewing - Fort
Brewing announced the next beer in its 2012 Lips of Faith series: Tart
Lychee. Lips of Faith beers offer limited edition selections that showcase
New Belgiumís more esoteric and palate-elevating creations.
New Belgiumís sweet and sour Tart Lychee highlights the unique lychee fruit,
which is balanced alongside a wood-aged sour beer. Itís brewed with pale
malt, caramel-80, carapils, malted wheat and oats, then spiced with lychee
fruit and a touch of cinnamon. The hazy orange Tart Lychee begins with bold,
tropical aromas and ends with a sharp, dry finish. Tart Lychee is available
on draft and in 22-ounce bombers. Alcohol by volume is 7.5 percent.
Beer Review by
Appearance: The pour is a hazy straw color with some hints of orange and a very
thin white head.
Aroma: The nose is quite tart with some noticeable fruit character, though I
haven't smelled lychees often enough to positively identify their aroma. Some
good green apple and lemon notes, along with a mild barnyard funk.
Taste: Lots of great lactic tartness and fruit flavors. Definitely some lychees,
green apples, and lemons. The oak is there, mainly in a tannic and mildly funky
form. Decent amount of brett funk and dryness.
Mouthfeel: A puckering tartness along with a dry finish, medium body, and
Drinkability: I've wanted to try this one for a long time now, and it lived up
to my expectations. Great beer, nice balance, and complexity.
New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of
Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in
1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces
nine year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Ranger IPA, Belgo
IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey and Trippel,
as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class
beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with
progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a
commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit