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Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing

Guava Grove SaisonGuava Grove Saison

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BA SCORE
89
very good

821 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.28%


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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LtCracker20

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4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy orange body with a beautiful 2-finger white head with great retention and some pretty nice lacing.

S- Tartness up front, sourness, and you can definately smell the guava. slight apple and pear.

T- Just like the smell, very tart, a little sour, with guava, aplle, and pear.

MF- Medium bodied, but crisp. A heathy amount of carbonation keeps it crisp and feeling lighter on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 16:57:10 | More by LtCracker20
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Guava Grove Saison from Cigar City Brewing
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