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Guava Groove - Cigar City Brewing

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85
very good

181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 60
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jcartamdg on 08-27-2011)
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Florida

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Florida

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New York

5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-28-2011 03:18:22 | More by GrindFatherBob
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jcartamdg

Florida

4.83/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gold/peach color with a paper thin head that disapates into a stable ring around my ccb snifter. Aroma is powerful, strong tropical fruit notes with grapefruit in the back. Taste follows the nose, funk and pepper added. Smooth in body, easy to drink and very refreshing. I already loved guava grove, guava groove takes that amazing saison to a whole new level. Bravo CCB!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 00:42:19 | More by jcartamdg
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lovindahops

New York

4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Alright it's the best summer day yet of 2012 in cuse. Not to mention the Knicks are battlin' in game 4 some I'm going to tap into this.

A- a rocket launcher of exploding carbonation slashes through a light orange body with wicked foam. The brew is light and refreshing... Slash mouth watering. Webbing laces the pint glass with an impressive look

S- a BLAST of ye local farmhouse FuNk! Beautiful clarity of yeasty flavor combined with a fruity component to make things interesting

T- megaton flavor of grassy lemon flavor enrobing in the sour theme of fruit flavor. Wow... This is mega sour flavor that borders an American wild ale. Fabulous taste

M- carbonated prickly feeling pricking the tongue and mouth

O- WOW!!! What a sour saison. I need more asap. The flavor is uplifting and advances . Go cigar city!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 22:19:46 | More by lovindahops
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scottyshades

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lucky to try this one, thanks Zack and Cam! Much different than Guava Grove.

A: Pours a bright pumpkin color with a small white cap. Retention is pretty good, nice lookin beer

S: Wow, here is where it picks up - bright ripe fruit (guava, lemon, citrus, and other tropical fruits). Juicy ripe fruit with a decent sweetness in the back. You can pick up on the tartness from the beginning.

T: Obviously this one is packed with guava. Solid lip puckering tartness followed by a natural fruit juice sweetness that balance each other out. Subtle Belgian yeast notes, slight sweetness. The finish is absolutely amazing though! It transitions from a relatively tart and indistinguishable flavor to a whole new beast of sweetness, ripe guava, and citrus. As another reviewer (and the person sampling this with me mentioned), the burp is ridiculous!

MF/O: Perfect carbonation, medium body to it. Tart and sugary guava finish.

Comparison to Guava Grove (first batch/non-funky version): this one has more fruit, more tartness, more guava flavor (obviously), and less flavors coming from the yeast. I prefer Groove to Grove

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 17:41:59 | More by scottyshades
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

11-14-2011 16:14:19 | More by alalvarez75
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Indiana

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11-22-2011 16:46:30 | More by PthPndr
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Wisconsin

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12-20-2011 04:58:57 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

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11-26-2011 02:37:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you, thank you, thank you- bryanole27 (great new trader)! Bottled 8.20 and drinking exactly one week later. Shared this bomber and poured into Ommegang glass...

A- Pours an incredible blend or blood orange and golden colors with a nice two finger white, fluffy, yet rocky head. Just a work of art in a glass.

S- Guava, guava, guava... Holy guava batman! Citrus blend on the backend. Slight yeast bite, but almost 100% guava!

T/M- Cigar City just rocked my palate. This is just sweet and tangy guava blend all the way with a nice bready following and delicate bitterness to boot. Very balanced. Great medium body that is light on the tongue due to prickly carbonation that really keeps this refreshing and wonderful.

O- My mind is blown that this is 8%... Especially since my last review was a shit storm on high alcohol saisons. Anyway, this was a great refreshing, breath of fresh saison. Love the fruit component and just would bathe in this if I could. I'm glad this is fresh, as i'm not sure age would bode well for this sexy beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 00:56:51 | More by TheGordianKnot
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Kshock

California

4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy dark orange color with a good head retention. Nice lacing on the glass.

S- Dry sweetness with guava coming in, ending with a slight citric acid. Really nice and balanced nose.

T- Fruity guava sweetness with a little acidic note, drys quickly and has a nice finish. No residual flavors at all. Really balanced beer.

M- Nice med body with a velvety smoothness coming from the high carbonation level. Very nice.

O- Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 02:12:17 | More by Kshock
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Nashvillain

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark gold into the glass with glistening yellow edges, quarter inch head sits atop. Little lacing to speak of, but a nice robust color for sure.

Smell is straight GUAVA. Maybe some citrus hiding in the background, lemon and lime and maybe a little avacado.

The taste is amazing balance between guava and brew, a great harmony that really does wonders for the beer. To be completely honest, I think the burp might be better than the beer, 100% guava burp. I highly recommend it.

Great brew. Not legendary, but if I lived near Cigar City I would drink the shit out of this. Overall got a 4.5 because of the burp. #Truth.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 19:39:13 | More by Nashvillain
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

three and a half inches of pure white foam at first but it settles down after a few minutes and leaves a good bit of foam streaking down the sides of the glass. T

light aroma, I pick up some very light tart tones, maybe like a small touch of lemon, along with light grain and a very floral, herbal smell. Hints of heather like smell, fresh meadows come to mind. Seems this maybe just what I am looking for this evening, so I lean in and take a sip, fighting my way through the foam that is still capping the top to find the most mellow, smooth, and refreshing Saison I have had in quite a long time. Fresh herbal and floral notes, touches of light grass nice light biscuit or buttery flavor mid palate, so well balanced here. The whole time this light almost lavender like flavor is bouncing around my palate wit hints of light banana and almost clove. nice tart apple finishes it and wow.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 04:52:58 | More by mikesgroove
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a plastic cup at a cheap Econo Lodge near the Culture Room.

A- Pours a hazy dark orange color with a towering three inch head, which comes as no surprise since I'm fairly certain wild yeast was used. Lots of bubbles rapidly rising to the surface as the head retains and eventually settles at a finger's worth of head and has full sheets of soft lacing.

S- Crisp, tropical fruit notes with an effervescent aroma. Also notes of granny smith apple. Also has a Belgian-type richness and a faint glassy smell.

T- Not as wild and sour as the original Guava Grove, but that makes sense since they used twice as much guava in this one...and it shows. It's not as spicy as Goya Guava soda but you definitely get the overall feature. Also notes of grapefruit, kiwi, more granny smith apple, pineapple, and a bit of tart grapefruit at the end. Alcohol is covered up well but still has enough bite to keep things interesting.

M- Light body, high carbonation, and a bit of a dry afterfeel. Has that true saison feel to it.

O- I enjoyed the enhanced fruit notes of this variation on Guava Grove. Not as assertive of a pucker and still has some funky "groove."

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 02:25:53 | More by Immortale25
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ccampo

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - 750 ml bottle with bottled on date stamped on the side. The beer is a light tan/orange color with some faint red tints. Big foamy head that subsides quickly. No lacing.

S - Fruity and peppery with a TINY bit of funk. You can definitely smell the guava. Lots of citrus in the nose with a yeast background.

T - Belgian peppery yeast is immediately apparent, as well as a pretty strong guava presence. Much much more than Guava Grove. Also some orange/citrus flavor there which makes it a tiny bit tart up front. There is also a nice malt flavor, sweet and bready, towards the middle of the palate. The beer isn't too dry but finishes substantial bitterness. It tastes really well put together; this is a craft brew for sure.

M - Thick and fulfilling. The carbonation is pretty strong; perfect for the style. Drinks like a Belgian style ale should.

At the end of the day, this is a great beer. The guava flavor and profile is a LOT more pronounced than Guava Grove, and it is better in my opinion. I would easily recommend this beer to anybody. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 01:20:43 | More by ccampo
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-05-2014 13:39:28 | More by johnyb
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logicalparadox

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-26-2012 05:17:44 | More by logicalparadox
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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-08-2013 02:11:04 | More by hopkrid
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

10-01-2013 05:08:14 | More by craftbeerasian
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Guava Groove from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.