Don Gavino's Big Guava - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by CaptCleveland:
4.29/5 rDev +10.9%
750ml bottle from El Cat club. No bottle dating or ABV on label.
Orange-guava colored elixir, poured into Funky Buddha snifter. Thin, white rim of foam, no lacing.
Wonderful combo of the guava and citrus with oak and chardonnay.
The chardonnay barrel marries well with the guava and fruit, providing a nice, crisp taste but not overwhelmingly sour or tart.
Nice, smooth bitterness, light to medium body.
Very nice brew from CCB. Recommended for those who enjoy sours or those branching out for the first time.
12-25-2013 00:52:03 | More by CaptCleveland
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev -8.3%
CC Don Gavinos Big Guava.
Near medium body with high carbonation which produces a large and durable head.
Slightly funky, very fruity aroma and flavor. Guava is noticeable.
Mildly bitter and funky aftertaste. Lightly tart.
O: Quality deteriorated with warming: Serve cold.
04-07-2014 01:17:50 | More by chinchill
3.99/5 rDev +3.1%
Acquired as a member of the first annual Cigar City El Catador Club.
A- Poured into a Cigar City snifter. Pours a hazy brownish orange color with a nice off-white head with great retention and lacing around the glass that sticks around the entire duration.
S- The aroma is fruity (most notably the guava) with some sour notes along with oak and chardonnay notes as well. The smell is awesome and gets better and better as the beer warms in the glass.
T- The taste is very fruity up front with a nice dose of sweetness. The sweetness in the front magically puts on the breaks and creates a very dry and slightly tart finish with the chardonnay making a subtle appearance. I wish that some of the sweetness would have lingered more into the finish.
M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
O- Overall, this is a very unique beer. The mixture of guavas and the notes from the chardonnay barrels create an interesting mixture.
11-27-2013 02:51:07 | More by cjgator3
4.09/5 rDev +5.7%
On tap at the brewery. Served in a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Big white head. Settles to a thin collar.
Smell - Guava is as distinctive as I've ever smelled it in a beer. White wine. Some oak. A variety of malts behind it.
Taste - Oak is very prominent. Guava is more blended into the malt and wine flavor. Wine barrel adds a nice acidic component. Very malty. Dry in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Dry and oaky. Makes it easier to drink.
Overall - When this was anounced, I was skeptical. This is really good though. Not a sour. Not even a fruit beer. A nice blend of styles.
11-02-2013 16:57:33 | More by Alieniloquium
Don Gavino's Big Guava from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.