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Cigar City Don Gavino’s Big Guava

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We salute Don Gavino with this tart guava ale, aged in chardonnay barrels to create a balance between the sweetness of the base beer and fruit with the tartness of the lactic fermentation.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1179) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tasted at RBWG. Tropical fruit, lemon zest, some mild tartness, grassy, dry. Nothing particular special but good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, light wine. Tastes of tropical fruit, citrus, wine. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ home....it pours golden with a large offwhite head......malty, fruity sour, caramel, lemon zest, hay...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a mostly clear amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Musk, wood, vinous. Faint fruit and funk. Sweet into a bit of acetone. Tart but the acetone and acetic qualities are distracting. Long tart wood and wine, faint funk on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (667) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Tap @ All In Beer Fest, Gothenburg 15/11-14. Toffee, fruity, acidic, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bellco33 (426) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip: This is a strange one. It’s got a little bit of everything going on. Pours golden with a nice white head. Aroma is chardonnay, tropical fruits, grass, funk, Taste is all over the place. It’s sour, bitter, has touches of tropical and citrus fruits, and wine barrel. Heavy boozy body, fairly sticky mouthfeel, pretty sweet, but somehow this kind of works.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
Draught @ All In Beer Fest 2014. Pours golden with a small offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and fruity with caramel, lemon juice, guava, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Taste is sour, slightly malty and fruity with caramel, biscuits, lemon juice, yoghurt, guava, prickly pear, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly dry, tart, round and medium bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with caramel, lemon juice, sour milk, guava, prickly pear, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Good but less than I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2679) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
I dig it but man its on another level of beer intensity. Big boozy, fruity, sour, oaky, and palate devouring. Aroma is guava or whatever odd tropical fruit that I never eat but pretend i know what it smells like in a beer review, oak, lactic sour, and sweet. Taste is very sour, and also quite sweet without being too cloying. Wine barrel on the backend keeps things in check a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2014
aroma is lemony citrus, maybe some tangerine. appearance: cloudy orange-amber. Creamy white head. tastes like a fruit juice; heavy on citrus rind (grapefruit more than guava). palate: lively carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (986) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Pours amber medium white head Aromas of sour fruits, apples, citrus Nice sweet and sour with notes of sweet fruits, lemongrass, wheat


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