On tap. Pours a pale yellow with minimal head and no lacing. Nose is wheat, guava, and pear. Taste is more traditional kolsch than fruit beer with wheat, peppery hops, and clean finish. Hardly any sweetness, especially for a beer that uses guava in it's name. Medium body and medium carbonation with some bite.
Good kolsch. I just wish they hadn't teased Guava since it wasn't fruity.
It's a healthy medium yellow beer with about a finger of nearly white head. That disappeared quickly, leaving just a ring. It's got a moderate haze. No, there are no pink hues from the guava.
Semi-dry white wine type aroma. We've got white grape juice, pear, and of course guava. It has a cider aspect to it, a fruity crispness and a slight tartness.
This is a malty, beery beer. As in what a real beer tastes like. Specifically that means sweet but pale malt, pleasant bitterness, stone fruit, yeast, and a nutty finish. I've experienced this nuttiness in a wine that includes guava from Hawaii's only winery. It is a little like macadamia or lightly roasted almond.
Guava Good is more on the bubbly side. It is refreshing and feels light even though I would call the body medium.
I personally love the way the guava influenced this beer, but don't expect a very fruity or sweet beer. I bought this a little tentatively after running into one of OHB's reps at a store. Try this out if you want a different fruit beer or just a good non-hoppy/citrusy summer beer.
I had Guavagood, Oak Highland's guava-infused version of their Allgood Kolsch-style ale, yesterday at On Rotation in Lakewood, Dallas, TX.
L: Guavagood's appearance is a pale yellow, a bit like a witbier--which is odd for a Kolsch-style ale save for the unfiltered introduction of guava which adds a nice opacity to the beer. Could have more luster. One finger, bone-white head that receded appropriately.
S: Aroma is of strong guava--sweet, tart, tropical. It's a bit overly funky which makes me wonder if the guava was a tad overripe. Minimal hops on the nose. Atypical for the style but acceptable for this iteration. I'm intrigued.
T: Excellent guava use. Sweet, but balanced with the fruit's natural tartness. Light malts are present, hops are indiscernible.
F: Quite dry. Crisp. Nice tartness. Very smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden--I'd think this was 4.5%.
O: I really like this beer. The guava is done quite well and it's very enjoyable. If a fault can be found it's that the Kolsch-style nature is subdued and masked by the guava. Nonetheless, Guavagood is a solid spring ale and is a welcome addition to this upstart brewery's lineup. Keep this in the rotation, guys!