Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by boralyl:
4.93/5 rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
A - Pours a huge 3+ finger head when poured into my tulip. The head is off-white and has great retention. Additionally it leaves plenty of smudges of lace. The beer is a medium golden-orange and clear with visible carbonation bubbles.
S - The aroma is very powerful and can be smelled immediately. I get pear, apricot and pleasant sour notes. I've never head guava but the sour notes most likely are coming from the fruit. Wikipedia confirms my suspicions.
M - Light-medium in body with sharp, prickly carbonation.
T - The guava fruit pairs extremely well with the Belgian yeast. The first sip provides a little bit of tropical fruit followed by banana from the yeast character. Then some lemon flavors are introduced with a slightly sour taste that blends with the rest of the flavors.
An excellent Saison. The guava fruit complements the Belgian yeast perfectly. I can imagine a lot of my non-beer drinking friends and family thoroughly enjoying this. Very delicious and refreshing. I'd highly recommend picking this up if it's in your distribution.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2010 02:57:40 | More by boralyl
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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 809 ratings.