wlajwl (5503) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is guava/fruit and spices/slight vegetables, while the appearance is a lot more pink lemonade than traditional beer. The flavor is guava, tropical fruit, grapefruit, mild fruit sweetness, wheat and a slightly spicy/heat/tart in the finish.
nuplastikk (5677) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Unfiltered pink-red body. Really has a nice depth of fruit and spice flavor, but the body is a little thin and dry. Could go a little heavier on the guava. OK, but not as enjoyable as some of the other paletas. Kind of artificial but enjoyable aroma.
madvike (3182) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Itís pink. It smells good enough--like a light, fruity tonic water that I can only assume is guava. The taste is decent but a little flat. Has an aspirin-like drying quality that melds okay with the fruitiness and some florals, but doesnít have enough flavor to really do much for me. If Iím expecting a popsicle, hereís one of those times where I want a little more fruity sweetness.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Igbyís, served in a pint glass. Pours a very turbid pink fruit juice color with a small white head that forms a lasting thick ring. The initial aroma here is a huge blast of guava, pineapple, and grapefruit. But then it mellows after a few minutes. There are some floral notes - tarragon and orange blossom, I guess - with dough, wheat, and just the faintest hint of peppercorn. Medium-bodied, with a doughy, dry, fruity mouthfeel. Itís never better than the first few sips but itís a really unusual, memorable beer.
Dogbrick (11054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the "HOOOOFFHEEARRTTTTEEDDDDDD!" tasting on 11/09/2015. The beer is a cloudy pink grapefruit juice color with a medium fizzy pinkish-white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of fruit, wheat and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of citrus, guava, herbal wheat and doughy malt. The finish is fruity with a citrusy aftertaste. Decent overall.
Christpuncher (2660) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
this is just an an incredible beer. this blows away any radler out there. strong grapefruit tartness with a sort of sweet finish as well. the guava is an incredible balance. Pours pink with a white head. pink! just awesome on a hot day.
ryecatcher (1291) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a bubblegum pink, turbid with substantial pinkish head, excellent retention. Nose is definitely guava-ish, smells like a Mexican fruit stand. Mouth is slightly fuller than a bottle of seltzer, and has slightly more flavor... in fact, if I didnít see the 3.5% ABV on the label, Iíd think I had bought a sixer of guava-infused seltzer water. Definitely refreshing, but nothing I would refer to as beer -- the least of all reasons having to do with the fact it looks and smells like one of my kidís scented magic markers.
Frank (3899) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinking this instead of orange juice for breakfast. It works. This looks pretty much exactly like red grapefruit juice but with a little bit of a head. It has a nice guava nose--I would call it "tropical fruit" if I did not specifically know there was guava in this--and a hint of bready yeast. The taste is nice too, albeit a bit watery, just slighty tart and a bit fruity, think pulp-free orange juice mixed with water. A prickle of carbonation compliments the acidity well. It finishes tart with maybe the barest hint of citrus rind bitterness. I am not getting any of the spices that are supposedly in this so I guess you might call their expression subtle. This is a striking beer on the shelf--its pink color displayed in clear glass twist-off soda bottles--and I think it achieves its aim of being a more sophisticated shandy type beverage. I kinda wish it was a bit less watery but otherwise the flavor is nice. For fruit beers from this brewery, I am going to continue drinking the excellent 5 Lizard.
tmoreau (3520) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL. as a 5 oz. serving dispensed to a flight type glass, showing a cloudy, pink grapefruit juice look, with a very frothy layer of white head foam, and sheet-like spray to the lacing. The nose was tart, light spice, with tropical fruit as guava, but a more familiar scent as rhubarb. Light bodied, with lively spritz to the carbonation, the taste was tart & tangy, but less expressive as the aroma, adding just a hint of rind-like astringency. The flavor waned, but was quite refreshing otherwise.
Oakes (14971) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very guava juice appearance, full of clouds, looks like pulque curado. Very guava taste, fizzy and thick like pulque. I didnít pick up the other flavour notes. Itís a fairly simple beer, really, and you have to like guava juice.