Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by WillCarrera:
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle, bottled on August 21, 2012, poured into a tulip glass.
A- Pours a hazy caramel orange color, topped with a huge off-white head, which has excellent retention and leaves lots of lacing.
S- Lots and lots of very distinct guava aroma as well as some pear and apple fruitiness, also some yeast, phenol, clove and coriander.
T- Similar to the aroma with guava front and center, the clove, coriander and phenol are a bit more prominent here, along with a bready, slightly funky yeast. Alcohol is a bit noticeable and provides some fruit and spiciness. There's also a mild tartness that helps balance things out.
M- Medium-bodied, medium to high carbonation with a slightly dry finish.
O- An interesting saison, I haven't had a lot of experience with guava but this beer seems to capture it pretty well. This is a really unique, tasty beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2012 08:24:55 | More by WillCarrera
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A phenomenally bubbly rush of snappy straw colored soapy head. Cloudy orange-red brew. Not overly appetizing. Lacing is weak.
Tart, lemon-lime, horsey aroma, clove. Strong. Of course, Guava too. Slightly too much funk.
Nicely bitter and smooth. Much more rounded than the appearance shows. Heavy effervescents. Sweetness is spot on and translates fruit nicely. Lots of dry, earthy, ripe, bitter, guava, clove, spice, and smooth light dry sour factor. Sourness is not over the top it's greatly dulled by heavy bitter bite.
A very unique beer. It's close to what I thought it would be and it didn't let me down. A nice risky take by CCB. Solid and worthy. I wouldn't give up much in trade, but still worthy.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 22:22:02 | More by chugalug06
Guava Grove Saison from Cigar City Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.