Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by julian:
4.1/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Don't know how this could look any better. Beautiful mandarin orange in color. Hazy and cloudy just the way I like my saisons. Lots and lots of tiny bubblies escaping from the bottom of my Fantome glass. Initial pour yields a thick billowing (not creamy) off white almond colored head. Eventually this is reduced to a fairly noticeable ring around the edges that lasts.
S: Nose is earthy and sweet. Slight citrus and lemon zest noticeable. Not really familiar with guava but I'm assuming the sweet fruitiness is from this fruit.
T&M: Highly carbonated. Crisp, clean, super dry. Alcohol unnoticeable. Very nice and thirst quenching after a long night of crushing plastic in the climbing gym! Taste is initially fruity with a slight herbal spice. Some noticeable earthy undertones mixed with a light peppery bitterness.
O: Overall, this is an excellent Saison. Personally I like a little more tartness in my Saisons, and less earthiness, but the fruity, peppery quality was great. I couldn't really tell if there was guava in this or not, and not sure how much was actually used for secondary fermentation. Still there is a fruity quality that I am not familiar with that I will probably attribute to the guava. Nicely done. I would drink this again. Alcohol is unnoticeable and goes down too easily.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2012 06:51:54 | More by julian
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.