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Cigar City Don Gavino’s Big Guava

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   ABV: -
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (8929) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle at 2015 Sweet & Sour.
Clear copper color, fluffy off-white head. Fruity, sweet scent. Brett, tart, dry taste. Dry mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12213) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, fruit and tannic wood aroma. Medium to full body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7219) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2015
&50 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a small yellow beige head. The aroma and flavor have big guava and tropical fruit notes, the wine barrel adds some white grape and wood, nice tart/ sour character, some lactic notes, this has some bite to it as it goes down, some sweetness as well, I enjoyed this overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8861) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2015
750ml bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Bottled 10/22/13. Funky oaky chardonnay and guava in the nose, pretty nice. In the flavor, more of the same, but kind of peppery too. Hazy amber orange color, completely hazy. Thin off-white head, leaves some loose ropes and bits of lace. Head retains well. Kind of a bigger sweet taste, moderate sour (somewhat strange sour character), moderate bitter taste. Kind of peppery, spicy and biting, but the bite and tingle is kind of interesting. Bite wears off after a bit. I don’t see any ABV on the bottle, but it drinks a bit bigger to me, like 10% or so. Kind of a bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Mildly slick texture. Pretty damn tasty and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (13395) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white head. Nose is light piss, citric tinged straw, bitter orange, tropical fruit notes, light white grape. Taste comprises sweet’n’sour notes, grape must, juicy hop tang, pine, grapefruit, passionfruit. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent sour, lactic pangs in the close and moderate acidity, pretty approachable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tasted at RBWG. Tropical fruit, lemon zest, some mild tartness, grassy, dry. Nothing particular special but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (3725) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2069) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle @ home....it pours golden with a large offwhite head......malty, fruity sour, caramel, lemon zest, hay...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1041) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Tap @ All In Beer Fest, Gothenburg 15/11-14. Toffee, fruity, acidic, dry finish.

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