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Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing

Guava Grove SaisonGuava Grove Saison

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BA SCORE
89
very good

823 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 13.28%


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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nhudson

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is from the 1st set of Cigar City beers I bought on the 1st day they came to Alabama. Just a quick note that you can only buy these (750's) at 1 gas station in 1 county in the entire state. I was lucky enough to have tasted this beer twice in the last 2 days. A bottle of my own and at a tasting.

a: Very little head with an off white color. Maybe I should have had a more aggressive pour. The beer is a slightly cloudy orange/amber color. The head was gone before you knew it.

s: Tropical fruit with some sourness (good thing). It's quite tart and stings the nose a bit if you snuff too hard. Very fruity and rustic with some tartness.

t: very tart and tastes like a guava, though I have never had a guava by itself before so I am assuming that's what they taste like. Slight orange/citrusy taste in the finish. Very dry and drinkable. I didn't know it was 8abv.

m: Medium-thin body, very dry tasting and very refreshing. Mouthfeel is very full, even with no head on the beer the carbonation really brings that out.

d: very drinkable. Like I said I would have never known it was a 8% beer drinking it. Very fruity/tart/dry makes for a easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 15:20:30 | More by nhudson
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Guava Grove Saison from Cigar City Brewing
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