Lactobacillus Guava Grove
Cigar City Brewing

Lactobacillus Guava GroveLactobacillus Guava Grove
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Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #178
ABV:
8%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,451
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 8.61%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
500
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Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  80
Gots
  59
SCORE
93
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Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i didnt find this one as compelling as other have, the guava seemed like a weird fruit in it, and the lacto seemed stinky rather than acidic and clean. it has a pinky orange glow to it, murky but heady. the nose is weird home lacto starter sour, that sweaty feet thing, with the fruit being both sweet and a little savory. i like guava, and i obviously like lacto, but their intersection here is not what i had anticipated. the sweaty essence is more intense than the sourness, and the fruit seems artificial when the two are joined. i dont know if this just needs more time to find its stride, if the ratios are off, or what, but its not all the way amazing for me. that said, its pretty solid beer, clever, and probably better in a different context than the one i had it in. the abv is well hidden, and the beer obviously isnt sloppy or anything. it may just be my palate on this one, but it is a bit of a miss for me. i loved don gavinos big guava, so i was surprised this one didnt live up to it.

Oct 07, 2014
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Aug 18, 2014
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lionelhutz23 from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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

Sep 12, 2014
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tugg407 from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Apr 10, 2014
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tpaetow from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Apr 24, 2014
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BillHilly from Washington

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Aug 02, 2014
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mlhyatt from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 10, 2015
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Sep 07, 2014
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aquazr1 from California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Nov 15, 2014
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tkdchampxi from New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%

May 24, 2014
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will_eye_e from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Mar 03, 2014
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 18, 2015
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kayakandbeer from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Oct 09, 2013
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CaptDavyJones from New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

May 06, 2014
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jshusc from South Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 02, 2014
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tom10101 from Canada (QC)

3.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Feb 03, 2015
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ScottJWing from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 08, 2015
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Apr 20, 2014
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kushlash23 from Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 16, 2015
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mobius387 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Dec 16, 2013
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Darth_Ryan from California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Oct 23, 2014
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rawfish from California

4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 11, 2016
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Ilovelampandbeer from New York

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer is definitely easy drinking at this age...not too sour and has some nice sweetness to it...good mouthfeel...I looked up and finished half of the snifter already...highly recommend

Jul 13, 2015
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mctizzz from California

4.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Apr 18, 2014
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NHbeerguy from New Hampshire

4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 28, 2014
Lactobacillus Guava Grove from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 500 ratings