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Cigar City Don Gavino’s Big Guava

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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3408) - Connecticut, USA - APR 18, 2014
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy, deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of guava, caramel malts, wine and oak, and more fruits and spices. Flavor the same. Average texture. A solid beer, but I wish it was as sour as Lacto Guava Grove.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2014
750 ml bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a reddish amber color with a large white head. A great nose of guava and white wine. Fruity, dry vinous notes, clear guava, woody, light sourness. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pour at WTF poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, citrus, barnyard funk and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of straw, barnyard and light citrus with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering funky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1204) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Nice tart and guava taste. Lots of nice character, fruity and tart either just a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Apricot color with small white head. Tart citrus aroma. Flavor is tart with some wine barrel but also some cloying sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bomber. Hazy yellow orange pour with a white head. Fruity nose and taste, some sour late in taste. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4084) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Murky orange pour, with an off white head. Muddled fruit, sweetness, moderate guava flavor, mineral character, old bread, and white grape. Not really "sour" and not really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from Homer321. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of guava, white wine, oak, fruit and wild yeast. Medium body. Moderate acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
CC Don Gavinos Big Guava. Near medium body with high carbonation which produces a large and durable head. Slightly funky, very fruity aroma and flavor. Guava is noticeable. Mildly bitter and funky aftertaste. Lightly tart. Quality deteriorated with warming: Serve cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (460) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 6, 2014
750ml bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours cloudy toasted orange with 2 finger head. Nose is musty overripe fruit, some faint medicinal cherry and malty grain. Taste is chalky tropcical fruit, neca wafers, sweet tarts, aspirin. Finish is dusty artificial tropical fruit. Strange...

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