Lactobacillus Guava Grove - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by Dreadnaught33:
District of Columbia
2.16/5 rDev -48.3%
Let me be honest right up front, this beer is not even close to being as good as the rating might suggest to you.
Honestly, I don't have much to say other than this:
-looks like a decent sour with the super opaque unfiltered orange color.
-the smell has a whips of nice lemony saison but then it gives way to wet rag and cardboard. Not very good start.
-the taste is really bad, I mean really bad. It is like a bad sugary fake ingredient cereal with powdered old milk mixed with a bit of citrus and a lasting bad chalk aftertaste. Ouch. Feel is way over carbonated and unsavory, undrinkable.
I've had the good sour guava grove from around 2010 and this beer isn't even in the same universe. I hope I just got a bad bottle but wow that is bad.
04-19-2014 23:49:47 | More by Dreadnaught33
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3.88/5 rDev -7.2%
On tap at Cigar City. Served in a snifter.
Appearance - Hazy burnt orange. Small head, but they tempered the pour rate so it wouldn't foam over. Retains a decent collar.
Smell - Fruity, like an apple aroma. Not distinctly guava. Acidic. Malty too.
Taste - Tart and pretty yummy. Quite malty. Sour apple. A bit of graininess. Guava kicks up in the finish.
Mouthfeel - Pretty sour. Medium body, definitely heavy for a sour saison.
Overall - I don't remember regular Guava Grove very well but I don't remember it being as good as this.
09-14-2013 16:13:59 | More by Alieniloquium
4.14/5 rDev -1%
Tried this on tap at Cigar City a few months back, but more recently shared a few 750's with some friends after a quick trip to Tampa. I was surprised and elated that they bottled this beer!
I will admit that I am new to sours, and I am just developing a taste for them. Despite that, this is still one of my favorite beers.
Pours a nice head that lasts, and is a beautiful cloudy golden color. Smells pungent, maybe slightly off-putting if you're not used to sours, but I like it.
Taste is amazing. The sour hits you hard, but doesn't linger. It doesn't destroy your palette, and is totally drinkable. I've tried regular guava grove, but I personally think the guava flavor stood out way more in the sour version.
An awesome beer overall. We shared amongst many friends with these bottles but I could drink a whole 750 by myself. Will definitely seek out again (maybe this weekend.)
12-12-2013 03:29:16 | More by Daisylovesbeer57
Lactobacillus Guava Grove from Cigar City Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.