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Guava Groove - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
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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VinsanityDiesel

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-06-2013 23:13:08 | More by VinsanityDiesel
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jaylib

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-23-2013 03:55:38 | More by jaylib
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Beerisheaven

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle that I faithfully brought back from a recent trip to Tampa.

A - Pours a peach color with a large puffy head that settles down with no lacing on glass.

S/T - To be honest, I was expecting a bit more from the guava and expected it to be very fruit forward. Instead, it was a mildy more fruity saison and as a result I got a little less yeast and pepper taste as a result of the fruit infusion .

M - Pretty thin and bubbly but nothing to write home about.

O - A pretty lackluster performance from my take and not what I expected at all. To me, the best thing was the cool retro looking label and printing. Ready to take out the roller skates and listen to disco. Sadly, that was the best part, I would not buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 02:14:36 | More by Beerisheaven
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Gtreid

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 poured into one of my tulips. Review from notes.

A: Orangish yellow color. This bottle actually poured a bit flat with not much lace.

A: The nose was all guava and caramel malt. Notes of sugar cane, pineapple, and citrus hops.

T: Just like the name suggests, all guava. I'm not the biggest fan of the guava fruit, so I'm not the biggest fan of the taste of this beer. I really enjoyed the regular guava grove, but this is just over the top. Finishes dry and very sweet.

M: pretty thick for the style, good carbonation though.

O: liked the grove better then the groove. Too much guava, but I guess that's what they were going for. Just not for me. Skal.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 01:40:10 | More by Gtreid
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rarbring

Sweden

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clouded orange brew, a firm off-white almost yellow head, little lacing but good curtains.

Very much fruity notes, guava, mango and pine-apple, but not much.

Sweet fructose and white bread, lemon peel, tropical fruits, a zesty bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, soft and slightly oily, a good body and dry finish.

Good, but not extraordinary, the saison character is somewhat lost in the fruitiness.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 19:47:36 | More by rarbring
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-09-2013 22:36:38 | More by acurtis
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cacostaj

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-28-2013 22:08:06 | More by cacostaj
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grownfool

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-27-2012 01:40:12 | More by grownfool
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-15-2013 21:10:14 | More by Photekut
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mscudder

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-03-2013 05:41:35 | More by mscudder
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Diomede

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-10-2012 20:29:48 | More by Diomede
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lionssoccer13

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-12-2013 20:25:47 | More by lionssoccer13
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WeisGuy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-14-2012 16:57:07 | More by WeisGuy
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zoso1967

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-24-2012 19:46:13 | More by zoso1967
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velcrogrip

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-22-2013 03:56:37 | More by velcrogrip
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-01-2013 15:02:38 | More by ajtorres311
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Mrpickles

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-27-2012 02:13:09 | More by Mrpickles
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harrymel

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 19AUG11

An apricot ale with three fingers of nice white foam and diaphanous translucency. The nose here is a pleasant balance of saison character with soil, hay and wheaty tones along side a good, hearty pungent guava character. Some degree of mustiness.

Taste is of guavas and saison (rustic) with some nice full notes of tangerine and tartness. I dig. This beer is fully bodied with a strong carb up front, which dissipates over a good twenty minutes leaving a nearly still beer; this allows for a good spectral experience of the beer's flavors.

A good beer, worth seeking for the Saison lover, and worth trying for the beer lover. Well crafted and quite flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 07:31:50 | More by harrymel
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POTABLE83

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-18-2013 15:52:19 | More by POTABLE83
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-08-2013 20:39:53 | More by jhb138
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-14-2013 05:20:17 | More by spycow
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-02-2013 02:53:23 | More by LambicKing
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

05-28-2013 20:00:09 | More by CelticAleMan
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jbear68

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-29-2011 19:11:34 | More by jbear68
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-07-2012 03:25:23 | More by ohtheguilt
Guava Groove from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.