New Belgium Lips of Faith Tart Lychee

New Belgium Brewing
Fort Collins, CO, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Wild Ale
ABV: 7.55%
Bitterness: 20 IBU

From the brewer

According to Lauren, the imaginator of this pucker-pleasing ale, Lychee fruit is so insanely sweet and flavorful you almost can’t stand it alone. Sour to the rescue! The combination of our barrel-aged sour beer, Lychee fruit puree, and cinnamon sticks pours a frothy head of tart perfection.

Average Scores

Overall: 61 (logged 3 times)
Draft: 61 (logged 3 times)

Who's been drinking this

Tart, clean, pretty good but absolutely tasted nothing like lychee.
First taste is a strong hit of lychee, followed by an unusual, brief top of tongue tartness. That lychee quality fades really quickly into a generic fruitiness, and the sour all but dissipates into a kind of wheaty funk. The finish is tart again (but in the back of the throat), with some cereal.