Don Gavino's Big Guava | Cigar City Brewing

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295 Ratings
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Don Gavino's Big GuavaDon Gavino's Big Guava
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
295
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
44
For Trade:
6
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

So this was one of my bottles from that first Catador club. Drank this one before or after the Beer Camp festival in Chico. Comes in ipa orange color, small 1/4" off white head. Aroma was big on the wine barrel and guava, as advertised.

Taste, a mild sour and tart like quality from the chardonnay barrel I presume, mild sweetness from the guava. Carbonation where I like it, middle of the road. Not overly acidic despite the chard barrel. Manages a dry mouthfeel despite there being plenty perceptible sweetness throughout. Mild amount of caramel and funk. I thought it was complex without needlessly being so. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Barry the other night, thanks man.

This one pours a nice reddish-orange, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells like juicy, sweet guava, with some nice white wine acidity, and a bit of oak.

This is definitely a little less sour than I would've wanted, but it's still nice. There's tons of guava here, and it's pretty sweet, with a nice creaminess to it, some white wine, a hint of oak, and an acidity of about 2/10.

This has a creamy and pretty juicy mouthfeel, with a good level of carbonation.

I believe this is about two years old, and it's certainly aged pretty well here.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours a cloudy apricot orange color. Produced a minimal white froth and lacing.

(S)- Big nose of the guava. Bits of honey meets a dry oaky white wine barrel.

(T)- Big time guava fruit meets a tart, yet dry oaky honey-like wine barrel.

(M)- A bigger carbonation level meets a tart, but juicy fruit centered beer with subtle oak and wine notes.

(O)- Definitely solid. It has some complexity while keeping true to the style. Not very experienced with alot of guava fruit, but I enjoy it in this

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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of NHbeerguy
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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Don Gavino's Big Guava from Cigar City Brewing
3.87 out of 5 based on 295 ratings.
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