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Lactobacillus Guava Grove - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

332 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.87%
Wants: 60
Gots: 57 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: velcrogrip on 09-10-2013)
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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance - pours a deep amber hazy body with a 2 finger white head that reduces quickly to a small ring of foam. 4.25

Smell - smells much like a Flanders.. Creamy, pale malt, Lacto tartness, cherry juice, citrus rind, some fruityness , spices 4.5

Taste- starts off hugely sour with lactic acid, lemon juice, sour apple, and citrus. The follow through definitely exhibits melon and guava, with some banana. The finish is creamy with some caramel and pale malt. The finish is astringently tart. 4.5

Mouthfeel- super carbonated, light and refreshing. 4.25

Very tasty, very sour, maybe a little too sour and carbonated and that may take away from the guava notes. Nevertheless nicely done.
4.25

gcamparone, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of indurTheB
4/5  rDev -4.1%

First off, I really like this beer. I'd give it a higher rating if it weren't so inconsistent. Sometimes it is really sour, other times more flat and dull. Recently had the Apricot Lactobacillus Guava Grove and it is right on the mark.

This beer can be quite sour, so be ready for it.

indurTheB, Thursday at 03:42 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

muskiesman, Monday at 07:59 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Zack_B, Monday at 04:28 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

suckaj, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bccocx, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

zbodnar1, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

SeeingMeansMore, Oct 15, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%

Deltoro, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

JamesH, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Droppinloaves, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

CavemanRamblin, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

williamjbauer, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

xJMFCx, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jamato3000, Oct 10, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i didnt find this one as compelling as other have, the guava seemed like a weird fruit in it, and the lacto seemed stinky rather than acidic and clean. it has a pinky orange glow to it, murky but heady. the nose is weird home lacto starter sour, that sweaty feet thing, with the fruit being both sweet and a little savory. i like guava, and i obviously like lacto, but their intersection here is not what i had anticipated. the sweaty essence is more intense than the sourness, and the fruit seems artificial when the two are joined. i dont know if this just needs more time to find its stride, if the ratios are off, or what, but its not all the way amazing for me. that said, its pretty solid beer, clever, and probably better in a different context than the one i had it in. the abv is well hidden, and the beer obviously isnt sloppy or anything. it may just be my palate on this one, but it is a bit of a miss for me. i loved don gavinos big guava, so i was surprised this one didnt live up to it.

StonedTrippin, Oct 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BeersAndBears, Oct 06, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%

Jackandjulia, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Todd, Oct 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 29, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5.5%

millerbuffoon, Sep 28, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

Knapp85, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MenardMa, Sep 26, 2014
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Lactobacillus Guava Grove from Cigar City Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.