Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyed from an iced cold bomber in a pint glass.
A: Pours a ginormous frothy head so huge, I thought the beer was showing signs of infection. It took about ten minutes to fall in the pint glass. Lacing was everywhere like an unruly shag rug.
S: Smells of big fruits and horse blanket.
T: Meets the style well. Similar to other saisons or a belgian dubbel. No hops, wet horseblanket flavoring with a lighter fruity background. Not crisp, wet on the tongue and coating. I was expecting more of the mango presence but found it was much more subtle than other reviewers.
M: Once the foam settles, it's drinkable. Quite heavily carbonated with a light body. More fitting for warm summer conditions.
O: An enjoyable saison to be sure, just not what I was lead to believe from reviews. Could do with more hops presence from a noble hop at 60 mins with say 5-7 alpha acids and dry hopping.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2011 00:55:12 | More by Aiptasia
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A phenomenally bubbly rush of snappy straw colored soapy head. Cloudy orange-red brew. Not overly appetizing. Lacing is weak.
Tart, lemon-lime, horsey aroma, clove. Strong. Of course, Guava too. Slightly too much funk.
Nicely bitter and smooth. Much more rounded than the appearance shows. Heavy effervescents. Sweetness is spot on and translates fruit nicely. Lots of dry, earthy, ripe, bitter, guava, clove, spice, and smooth light dry sour factor. Sourness is not over the top it's greatly dulled by heavy bitter bite.
A very unique beer. It's close to what I thought it would be and it didn't let me down. A nice risky take by CCB. Solid and worthy. I wouldn't give up much in trade, but still worthy.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 22:22:02 | More by chugalug06
Guava Grove Saison from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.