Sunday, July 1, 2012
New Belgium Lips of Faith Tart Lychee
New Belgium Lips of Faith Tart Lychee from State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD and decided to share it with some friends. The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a frothy white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of what I assume to be lychee (I’ve never smelled it before) but I would liken it to raspberry and cranberry. The taste is light and dry and very bubbly on the tongue. There is a tart lychee (I get the name!) flavor that tastes like raspberry. Cinnamon dryness on finish adds a pie crust flavor and balances everything rather nicely. The alcohol content is 7.5% ABV. This was a rather delicious wild ale. Having never tasted or smelled lychee before, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I enjoyed my first exposure to the fruit and I would definitely buy this beer again.