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Cigar City Jolly Guava Grove

Cigar City Jolly Guava Grove
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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Guava Grove infused with brettanomyces, aged in a Jolly Pumpkin La Roja cask

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Hazy caramel-orange with big, flotsam, fine-bubble, head, fine legs / Delicate, acidic nose of orchard fruit, oak, spice, brett / Light to medium body, acidic, lively carbonation, creamy, excellent balance, mostly dry, with dusty, lightly bitter finish / Stylish flavors of red apple, caramel, guava, oak, coriander, horse blanket / More great stuff from CC.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
On tap at Hunahpu day 2011. Pours gold with a thick white head. Aroma of jolly pumpkin, that funky yeast that is so akin to JP. Taste is fruity, sour, funky and amazing, its like guava grove married a jolly pumpkin beer, really nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (2839) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
Doftar belgisk jäst. Frisk och len, smak av karamell. Kolsyrad, lite klen och tunn i kroppen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2011
Entering old rates. Cask @ CCB. Blend of a Jolly Pumpkin yeast with guava goodness. Couleur ambrée allant vers opaque orangé, col blanc tenace. Bière au profile bien aigre le tout sur des notes fruitées de la goyave mais aussi le profile unique de Jolly Pumpkin qui se ressent dans la barrique. Le tout sur un medley de fruits exotiques et agrumes, pelure d’orange laissant un fini fruité mais balancé par ce côté aigre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2011
on tap at hunahpu day. I had to sneak my way up to the bar in order to try this one. Its a good thing that I am short!! poured a deep copper almost orange with a nice white head. aroma and flavor were fantastic with lots of citrus, brett, oak, tart, and acidic. this was absolutely phenomenal. light and dry body with fizzy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IG88now (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011 does not count
Bottle at the Side Bar in West Chester, PA. There are a great deal of flavors to parse through in this beer. There is a strong fruit front that gives way to rose. Drinks cleanly and has a wonderful scent. Solid drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Pour from a 750 ml. bottle. Orange golden with a creamy off white head. Aromas of yeast, and fruity funkiness. Flavors are of tart fruit with an understated guava presence. Moderate carbonation. Sour citrus with a nice retention of flavors. Liked this beer quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Still getting all of my scattered notes in from the first Hunahpu release. I’m a much bigger fan of sour/tart brews now than I was at the time -- we drink the regular GG regularly now. So would love to try this again. For now, only have an old score: 8.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregthekeg14 (49) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2011
Waited an hour for this brew at the Hunahpu’s releasing and it was worth it. Aroma is funky peach, citrus and light sour hops. Tasty is sour banana, apple, citrus. Candy. Just awesome. Very drinkable. Wish they made more of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap at the brew-pub for the Hunaphu release. They didn’t tap this 5 gallon pour until 5 so everyone was crowding around. Thanks to Sean for making his way upfront to grab this for us... The beer is a dark murky orange gold, like the deep hue to it. A bright off white head offers a nice contract, a nice lasting ring forms, pretty good lacing... The aroma is pretty nice, lots of oak and bret, nicely integrated, not as tart as I would have liked. Lots of fruity notes, don’t get any guava... After all the hype I was hearing about this beer I was truly expecting something world class here. It was ok, but nothing overtly special. The Jolly Pumpkin really imparted most of the flavor here, lots of oak and brett, however this is much sweeter than most of their beers making it really easy to drink. The sourness is present throughout but doesn’t arise to the puckering level that I like. This is pretty good, I’d have it again but over-hyped.

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