Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Aiptasia:
3.85/5 rDev -3.5%
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:
3.56/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Trader tells me this is an 09 bottle "back when it used to be good."
A- Hazy honey, with 1/4 finger white cloud head. Very low retention.
S- Best category here. Smells of some passionfruit, not sure if I can pinpoint it to guava considering I live in Colorado. The "malt" beverage follows... ugh. Not a fan of malt beverage.
T- That being said; the passionfruit was the best thing to add to this malt beverage base. I couldn't imagine not drainpour w/o guava. It has the traditional malt beverage taste.
M- A bit much carb for me; kinda harsh. Kinda creamy, kinda smooth. Nothing exceptional.
O- If I had another, I would find someone who likes the style and give it to them.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 23:36:13 | More by gueuzedreg
Guava Grove Saison from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.