Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Avagadro:
5/5 rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: Guava Grove boasts a hazy, honey hue and is topped off with a delightful egg-white film.
S: Bouquet is assertive, delivering healthy doses of lemon, tropical fruit, orange, and barnyard funk. It is pretty obvious from the nose that this is going to be enjoyably tart.
T: Delightfully dry, and tastefully tart, Guava grove suggests notes of orange, honey, and lemon in an initial sweetness that quickly gives way to a medicinal dryness.
M: Crisp, dry, moderately carbonated, and refreshingly clean.
D: Cigar City has hit the mark with this one. It reminds me more of a guava lambic than a fruited saison. No matter what they deem it, it is a damn tasty brew that can hold its own against 3 Fonteinen and Cantillon, and at a third of the cost! I recommend serving this in a white wine glass along with apple slices topped with strong blue cheese drizzled with orange blossom honey.
Serving type: bottle
10-18-2010 22:46:17 | More by Avagadro
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 835 ratings.