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 #2,449
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 jlindros:
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another one cracked at the CCB share night, thanks to rudzud for this one.

Light fizzy head, little lacing, hazy orange yellow color.

Nose is big sour, funky, but a weird almost chemical sour, creamy too, with mild stone fruit and little tropical guava note, funk and creamy, sour malt.

Taste sour but weird, guava peach fruit paste, fruit juice, like a fresh fruit juice from Brazil, decent tart fruit, fair sweet malt, little sticky finish, fair citrus and tropical fruit characters. Dry finish, sticky and little sweet, hint booze, long lingering tropical guava mango like fruit.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, little slimy.

Overall I expected a lot more from this, and it was fairly bland and had some offputting notes. But oh well. Nice tropical notes of guava and tropical fruit, so otherwise nice.

Apr 08, 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