Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by AwYeh:
4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks to madvermin for splitting his bomber of this with me; poured into tulip.
A: Golden orange with nice foamy head, at least two fingers worth eventually. Cloudy, yeasty appearance; not much lacing but no big deal.
S: Rather straightforward sour smell, but still pleasant– crisp sour apple and a bit of yeasty funk.
T: Great bitterness stemming from the guava; extremely well balanced and the trinity of sweet, sour, bitter is a great one. Really enjoying the flavor of this beer.
M: Medium bodied, quite tangy, well carbonated, acidic finish– more ordinary sour beer qualities, but all of them good.
O: Tough to call between 4 and 4.5, a great beer and I liked the unique qualities the guava provided. Highly recommended if you get a chance to try it; rather different than anything else I've had. Definitely different than any saison, but not super different from most American Wild Ales.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2011 05:56:20 | More by AwYeh
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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.