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Guava Groove - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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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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thesquire

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12-12-2012 15:46:14 | More by thesquire
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

12-07-2012 18:41:14 | More by rjvanston
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WesM63

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy light amber color with a massive rocky white head. Moderate amounts of retention and minimal lacing.

S: Smells of some light funk, earthy and tropical citrus.

T: Close to the nose, moderate amounts of funk with some earthiness and some tropical citrus lingering about.

M: Medium body, tons of carbonation.

O: I'm not quite sure what to make of this. It smells decent but I get no guava flavor at all, just that typical sasion light funkiness. I'll update the review if it gets better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 02:29:55 | More by WesM63
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-02-2012 22:14:15 | More by sliverX
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dogfishandi

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

12-02-2012 19:21:38 | More by dogfishandi
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sveil

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2012 00:52:27 | More by sveil
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-14-2012 22:07:03 | More by sneaks2210
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-09-2012 14:29:45 | More by tbone1384
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tommyd313

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-08-2012 23:20:14 | More by tommyd313
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of robinsmv. Thanks, Matt!

I tipped the bottle to my glass and the foam, temporarily, blocked the beer from pouring out. Unusual.

It pours a hazy orange with a big head of foam. It's shrinking slowly but I can see some lacing left behind.

It smells very yeasty with some fruitiness in the background. A Saison that smells yeasty? No prob.

It has an earthy malt flavour up front followed some lemon zest, tropical fruit(light), a bit of a peppery spicy note, light bready notes, and quite a bit of an alcohol burn. This is not your typical Saison and I'll have to do some more sips before I can let the jury out.

On the high end of medium bodied with lively carbonation, the mouthfeel is okay.

After careful consideration...I find that I'm not a fan. No swerve on Matt for sending this my way intended. I'm glad I got a chance to try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 23:18:53 | More by Bitterbill
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -34%

10-27-2012 15:45:38 | More by sendbeer
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-06-2012 16:25:10 | More by oldp0rt
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-15-2012 21:26:59 | More by t0rin0
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panamaniac

Florida

1/5  rDev -73.6%

08-21-2012 07:02:32 | More by panamaniac
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brystmar

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled Aug 2011 but tickers gotta tick, right Al?

I really love Guava Grove. There's some bottle variation (including some with infections), but overall it's a great, inexpensive beer. And it's a perfect stepping stone into the world of sours. I had high hopes for Groove...

Unfortunately, this stuff is severely over-carbonated and slightly medicinal. Fresh fruit character from the original is nowhere to be found. Recently had a Grove of about the same age which was still quite good, so I'll attribute this fault equally to age and recipe.

Not awful, not good. Wish I could've tried it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 23:37:32 | More by brystmar
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-20-2012 17:18:02 | More by FullObs
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whartontallboy

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

08-20-2012 01:56:53 | More by whartontallboy
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-26-2012 02:39:28 | More by DIPADude01
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jda007

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-20-2012 01:39:48 | More by jda007
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of sweet guava in it, as well as some wheat, yeast and orange citrus notes. The flavor is very similar. The beer is very fruity with a lot of guava and apple notes. I also get some nice biscuit malt and Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 04:14:08 | More by Mora2000
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womencantsail

California

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is sort of orange in color with a tall white head. A really nice fruitiness to the nose. Lots of banana and guava to be found. Pretty decent amount of yeast to it as well. Sweet malt (mostly bread) can also be found. There is a mild but noticeable acidity throughout the flavor. A touch of lemon to go along with banana and guava fruit notes. Sweet bread along with yeast and a touch of sugar to it as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 21:59:46 | More by womencantsail
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle shared at a tasting. ~5 oz pour at ~5C. From notes.

Pours with a clear orange red body and little head that doesn't last. Never had guava before, but man do I know what it is now! Guava all over the nose and heavily in body. No malt on nose, little in body. Too much guava, blocking out the beeriness of the beer. Not worth having again.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 02:48:46 | More by kjyost
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-02-2012 16:40:52 | More by JohnQVD
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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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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
Guava Groove from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.