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Carmen With Guava Fruit - The Bruery

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Carmen With Guava Fruit
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BA SCORE
84
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23 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sideswipe on 11-19-2011)
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NickT1218

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-14-2012 04:01:05 | More by NickT1218
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3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the new tasting room.

A: Pours a dark reddish brown verging on black with a thin large bubbled tan head which fades to the rim leaving a few spots of lace.

N: Tropical fruit (passion and guava) perfume.

T: Vinegar astringency is moderated with a sweetness from the fruit. Some oak tannins present. Mildly tart.

M: Somewhat thin body with semi-moderate carbonation.

O: The standout for this variant is the fragrant tropical fruits.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 18:35:25 | More by wethorseblanket
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a clear super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with some guava and other tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight guava and tropical fruit aftertaste. There is an acidic and woody quality on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that seems pretty acidic flavor wise.

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07-08-2012 03:43:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A not-so-sour, on tap at the Bruery tasting room. A sour aroma, the fruit sweetening the mix, lessening the sourness and moderating the aroma. Some chocolate, cherry and wood. Brown coloured body. Decent drinkability and middling mouthfeel. A good one to try.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the source itself, on to the beer:

It's much darker than anticipated. It looks nearly black, with almost no head formation on the pour. The nose is more like it, with soft aromas of cranberry, passionfruit, guava, and sweet tropical fruits. And it's nearly as good when tasted. You guessed it, passionfruit, guava, cranberry, assorted fruits. The fruit character isn't too much, it's not very tart, creating a balance which makes this beer extremely easy to drink.

Um, yeah. Recommended.

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a dark brown in color with brown highlights and a thin head that left a little lacing sticking to the glass. There was plum, dark fruit, and guava notes upfront on the nose with a bit of vinegar and hints of brown sugar. the guava character was more potent on the palate alongside mild vinegar, citrus, and plum notes but had a little acidic taste as well. the brew was medium in body with a low amount of carbonation which had a fruity, acidic, mild vinegar, guava, and tart finish. it was pretty interesting all around but it was drinking alright.

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11-28-2011 02:32:32 | More by Gobzilla
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Beerandraiderfan

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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the bruery barrel event. Weird brown color with what appears to be the guava particles floating around in it, but would seem to be lighter in color than they are here. Not the most attractive, but it did develop a decent head ring to it, especially for a wild ale. Mild funk, tartness readily apparent.

Can't really pin down the guava flavor on this one, just not a fruit I'm well versed in. It has a fruity component, totally blessed with oak and a wet grass/hay feel to it at times. Carbonation kept low to allow the fruitiness in a little more I suspect. Fruitiness is best described as a cherry, vinegar, plum and red grape feel to it. Substantial acidity.

A decent beer, would try again if given the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2011 21:33:20 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Bruery -bal tasting

The pour is a dark reddish-amber color with a finger of off-white head. Strong guava aromas to this one. A decent amount of vinegar, though not as bad as some other Carmen variants. A bit of cherry skin and wood. Somewhat musty with a bit of guava flavor, wood, and dark fruit. Still a bit of vinegar to it. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2011 05:54:13 | More by womencantsail
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phichifiji00

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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown, off-white head, moderate lacing.

Smell: Funky up front. Tart red fruit, sour cherries, guava, red wine vinegar, raisins.

Taste: Tart, funky, tart red fruit, guava, acidic, red wine vinegar, plums.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, acidic, crisp, moderate carbonation.

Overall: A tasty beer. Drinkability is fairly high. Complex flavors, but the guava was not very prevalent. A good sour beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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Sideswipe

California

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At The Bruery barrel tasting event.

Dark mahogany color with a finger of tan foam. Head recedes quickly leaving a small ring. No lacing to speak of. Aroma of sweet guava dominates the nose. Taste opens with notes of barnyard funk. Mild tartness. Floral characteristics meld with the guava fruit, which is subdued in comparison to the nose. Big oak flavor mid-palate with a bit of wet hay on the back end. Finish is dry without much of an aftertaste. Medium body with a low level of carbonation. An interesting beer. Not overly sour or tart with a nice finish. The guava is a nice twist and offers a unique flavor to the base beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2011 22:08:52 | More by Sideswipe
Carmen With Guava Fruit from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.