Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by SaCkErZ9:
4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a DFH bulbous kind of glass. Seved at about 50F. Emerges slightly hazed and somewhat amber in color. Topped with a nice, large white head that is three fingers thick. Great retention with lacing that leaves a sticky veil among the sides of the glass.
Aroma is very saison like. Spicy and peppery with chalkiness. I dont really smell any guava, ar much of any fruits for that matter. Hugely yeasty with some belgian characteristics.
Although there was no fruit in the aroma, there is quite a bit of fruitiness in the flavor profile. Guava is present, as well as peach and mango; very tropical. More od the spiciness with white pepper and corriander on the tongue. Quite complex as the beer warms closer to room temperature.
A solid saison by any means. I like the bit of tropical fruitiness in this one. This style can. Get spicy and very dry and this one is less so. Still dry, clean finish, with a medium body and great carbonation. I definitely liked this one.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2012 23:04:40 | More by SaCkErZ9
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 843 ratings.