Guava Grove Saison - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by nhudson:
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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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 823 ratings.