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Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

839 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 839
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 292
Gots: 152 | 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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SaCkErZ9

Florida

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
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A- Hazy honey, with 1/4 finger white cloud head. Very low retention.

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Guava Grove Saison from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 839 ratings.