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Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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Guava Grove SaisonGuava Grove Saison

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BA SCORE
89
very good

835 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 835
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 289
Gots: 151 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of Tampa's nicknames in addition to the Cigar City is the Big Guava. It earned the moniker from local newspaper columnist Steve Otto in the 1970's. The nickname eventually gave rise to one of Ybor City's most popular annual events, Guavaween. We brew Guava Grove in tribute to Tampa's fruity nickname. Guava Grove is brewed with a French strain of Saison yeast and sees a secondary fermentation on pink guava puree. Slightly tart with a dry finish this is a refined beer that is perfect for sharing.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-05-2008)
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Reviews by Fieldzy27:
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Fieldzy27

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4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into tulip glass

A-Pours a shade of apricot with a grainy bleached white head. A decent amount of bubbles rise to the top holding up the head that's leaving thin sheets of lace that look like spiderwebs.

S-smells like a plethora of fruits-over ripe apples mild banana and sweet guava. Also a mild belgianish scent as well. Hints of spice as well.

T-This is a great Saison. There is an instant fruit sweetness that reminds me of cider made from green apples. Next is immediate sour like tart sour apples. Guava is apparent throughout the beer but the sour overlaps it in the end. Guava Grove also has a sweet and clean finish that increases drinkability. As the bar warms it only becomes more balanced. The sour becomes more mild and the sweet fruit flavors of apples and guava shine through. All and all the balance is near perfect. Alcohol is completely non existent.

M- The mouhtfeel has a slick feeling too it. The mouthfeel seems to be the weakest part of this beer. By no means is it lacking or sub par. But I feel that for a beer this good it good be better. The carbonation is dead on I just feel that even after warming the mouthfeel is still a little too thin.

D-The drinkability is stellar. After a small amount of warming this beer is soo balanced and smooth as well as flavorful and intricate. By far my favorite saison.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 02:52:08 | More by Fieldzy27
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Guava Grove Saison from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 835 ratings.