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Lactobacillus Guava Grove - Cigar City Brewing

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Lactobacillus Guava GroveLactobacillus Guava Grove

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

288 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.85%
Wants: 53
Gots: 38 | FT: 10
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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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +7.2%

Thank you NCalement for the share!
edit: this was from a 750ml bottle

poured a hazy, pale yellow/orange color with a small but dense head that settled to a cap that hung around almost the entire serving. not much lacing just a few random blobs.

nose was intense. orange, citrus, guava esters up front followed quickly by some blue cheese. a hint of black pepper with some sweet malts round out the end.

sour but not puckering fruit up. sour subsides to pale malts, corn, butter, faint pepper, then finishes with a crispness and a slight acidic bite. a bit of a roller coaster in your mouth.

thin but substantial body with perfect carbonation for the style. literally mouth-watering.

a unique and wonderful beer. the three tiers of fermentation can be distinguished in a such a way that i am not accustomed to. they come almost one after another in order from main fermentation to secondary to tertiary. great flavor combinations that really seem to work though they don't really blend together. a must try if you liked the "sour" guava groves.

02-08-2014 01:42:42 | More by cwguy5
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joel66

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

12-18-2013 13:19:52 | More by joel66
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mctizzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-18-2014 04:47:10 | More by mctizzz
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

03-09-2014 11:32:05 | More by Cynic-ale
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TKEbeerman

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

03-09-2014 22:24:36 | More by TKEbeerman
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-19-2014 19:23:03 | More by jtladner
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tugg407

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-10-2014 03:04:06 | More by tugg407
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-05-2014 13:44:50 | More by johnyb
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

10-18-2013 20:22:49 | More by acurtis
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-24-2014 02:37:52 | More by roostor07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-08-2014 02:52:53 | More by Sammy
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SunDevil12

Arizona

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-25-2014 07:23:45 | More by SunDevil12
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jburns301

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-13-2014 03:08:08 | More by jburns301
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

02-23-2014 03:00:16 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-01-2014 18:27:17 | More by hooliganlife
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ChrisCBeets

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-17-2013 02:15:13 | More by ChrisCBeets
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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mobius387

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

12-16-2013 23:24:11 | More by mobius387
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

10-12-2013 17:37:10 | More by blindpiggie
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-29-2014 15:02:16 | More by Kmlund
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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sfr26

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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California

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Florida

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Daisylovesbeer57

Florida

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
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Lactobacillus Guava Grove from Cigar City Brewing
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