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Guava Groove - Cigar City Brewing

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very good

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 59
Gots: 25 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

gatornation, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jhb138, Jan 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

thesquire, Dec 12, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

rjvanston, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of WesM63
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.

WesM63, Dec 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

sliverX, Dec 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

dogfishandi, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

sveil, Nov 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

tbone1384, Nov 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

tommyd313, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Bitterbill
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.

Bitterbill, Oct 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

sendbeer, Oct 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

oldp0rt, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

t0rin0, Sep 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.6%

panamaniac, Aug 21, 2012
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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.

brystmar, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

FullObs, Aug 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

whartontallboy, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

DIPADude01, Jul 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

jda007, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
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.

Mora2000, Jul 19, 2012
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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.

womencantsail, Jul 16, 2012
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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.

kjyost, Jun 20, 2012
Guava Groove from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.