Lactobacillus Guava Grove | Cigar City Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by velcrogrip on 09-10-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
443
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
32.2%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
56
For Trade:
11
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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 443
Reviews by Dreadnaught33:
Photo of Dreadnaught33
2.22/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of gcamparone
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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

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Photo of lionelhutz23
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Very sour if you drink it early. Sweetens up over time. Unless you want it extremely sour sit on it for a few months.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.8/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Lactobacillus Guava Grove from Cigar City Brewing
4.1 out of 5 based on 443 ratings.
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