Don Gavino's Big Guava | Cigar City Brewing

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Don Gavino's Big GuavaDon Gavino's Big Guava
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Don Gavino's Big GuavaDon Gavino's Big Guava

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with guava and aged in Chardonnay barrels.

Added by velcrogrip on 11-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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I preface this review by stating that I'm not a big fan of fruit beers. With that said I was pretty excited and optimistic about Don Gavino when I had it on draft today at the brewery.

Pours a hazy orange with a small head. Smell is somewhat funky and a bit off putting honestly. I cant quite put my finger on what exactly seems off here. The taste is a morass of guava with acidity presumably from the wine barrels. Is it complex? Absolutely. Is it like any other beer I've had? Certainly not and its probably worth a shot for that very reason. In the end, Don Gavino is simply not my cup of tea. I can appreciate what CCB was trying but this one didn't work for me. As a CCB fanboy it pains me greatly to give scores this low, but I'm simply being honest.

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Don Gavino's Big Guava from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 296 ratings
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