Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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3.68/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy orange/amber in color, though it is very clear and crisp after the initial pour. Highly carbonated, foam bubbles up to about 2 inches above the surface of the beer.
The aroma is fairly standard for a saison. Lots of phenolic notes...white pepper, coriander, clove. There is a good amount of alcohol warmth in here, too. The flavor is similar, and equally devoid of guava notes. There is a hint of fruit, but I really can't make out whether it is peaches, guava, or what. It is nice and dry in the finish, and I really don't get any sourness or funk that some of these other people are tasting.
The feel is medium in body and very light and carbonated on the palate. The tingly feel lends itself well to the dry finish. Solid, but as far as the price goes, and the overall quality of the beer, I think that I would pass on this next time.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2011 03:03:00 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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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 839 ratings.