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Guava Groove - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

53 Reviews
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Reviews: 53
Hads: 186
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 56
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale | 8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jcartamdg on 08-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Nashvillain
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of chrisrhoppe
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a slight rose like hue and a nice rocky head. The smell is sweet of floral aromas, guava (of coarse), and sour apples. The taste is a sour rush of vinegar that quickly consumes the palate. The bite gives away to a nice sweet fruity tart finish.

Very interesting beer, one that I would search out in the future.

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Photo of ccampo
4.25/5  rDev +11%
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!

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Guava Groove from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.