Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by kirkpjr:
4.28/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked this one up on a county line run.
Poured into a tulip.
A: Really pretty orange tangerineish hazy color. Minimal lacing, but plenty of bubbles in this one.
S: Tart, ripe guava fruit. A little peppery and hints at the funkiness of this beer - Brett-like characteristics in the smell. Really like the nose on this one.
T: Sweet, yet dry fruit. Tartness is here just as strong as in the smell - with some vinegar notes. I pick up loads of guava and some grapefruit pith. Yeast is here, but only in the background. Tried this one a while back at a tasting and am happy to appreciate a full glass.
M: Tart, but not mouth puckering. Just enough sweetness to compliment the dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
D: Really enjoyed this one and could imagine drinking this one on a great summer day. Solid offering from CCB.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2011 05:09:33 | More by kirkpjr
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4.06/5 rDev +1.8%
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
89 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.