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Don Gavino's Big Guava - Cigar City Brewing

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Don Gavino's Big GuavaDon Gavino's Big Guava

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BA SCORE
87
very good

267 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 18
Gots: 50 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with guava and aged in Chardonnay barrels.

(Beer added by: velcrogrip on 11-01-2013)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I preface this review by stating that I'm not a big fan of fruit beers. With that said I was pretty excited and optimistic about Don Gavino when I had it on draft today at the brewery.

Pours a hazy orange with a small head. Smell is somewhat funky and a bit off putting honestly. I cant quite put my finger on what exactly seems off here. The taste is a morass of guava with acidity presumably from the wine barrels. Is it complex? Absolutely. Is it like any other beer I've had? Certainly not and its probably worth a shot for that very reason. In the end, Don Gavino is simply not my cup of tea. I can appreciate what CCB was trying but this one didn't work for me. As a CCB fanboy it pains me greatly to give scores this low, but I'm simply being honest.

wiltznucs, Nov 02, 2013
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Don Gavino's Big Guava from Cigar City Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.