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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 A sweeter finish would’ve been nice. Otherwise not bad. Aroma has some musty dankness to it. Flavor is tart but no sweetness to balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Hazy gold/yellow pour, big white head. Guava, chardonnay, lemons, limes, mango notes, sour and awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Arôme bourrue d’agave et de poivre. Le corps est assez rondelet et sucré mais une belle acidité vient calmer le tout. Pas très surette, pas très acétique, buvabilté intéressante pour sa grosseur, très appréciable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle from Hunahpu Day in Tampa. Pours a golden elixir with a thin white head that rimmed nicely. Some sporadic lacing in the snifters. The nose had guava, mango, light citrus, funk, cereal, and wine barrel. Taste similar was light, dry, full of tropical fruits, and wine barrel. Loved the mild funk and tartness. Dry finish. Light body, medium to heavy carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
HMOG 2014. Loved the nose on this one. Big tropical mixed fruits, guava, mango, sweet, funk. Taste was mild tart, guava, white wine, oak, tropical notes. Lovely. One of the highlights of the day for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4745) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Pours a hazy apricot with a pale golden-tan head. Malty aroma has a firm overtone of tart guava - and a bit of the chardonnay. Guava dominates the flavor, sweet and tart, allowing a little malt through. Texture is firm and smooth, if not too fizzy, leaving a tart fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
750 ml bottle acquired via trade with afterglow. Thanks. Been fairly excited for this one. Pours a deep copper reddish hue, decent haze and dulled hues through the middle as some fall orange reddish glow hits the edges and bottom. A big cakey tannish head stays sizable, sticks around and laces well. A good cakey layer remains, the colors are darker, gently hazed, and pleasing. Aromas are tart guava, citrusy sourness, a bit lemony with wet wood, white wine, gentle spiciness. A firm yogurty feel blends with that fruity and citrusy guava, some gentle spiciness, gentle fruity white wine shows white grape, some melon, gentle tangerine. Lovely stuff, more gentle with touches of florals, hibiscus and more lactic acidity as it settles in. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied showing some sweet fruit, tart guava, lactic acidity and yogurt. Gentle white wine barrel shows some oak, subtle melon and citrus, mellow honeysuckle. A bit more tart and acidic into the middle, more lemon, gentle guava, bready malts and yogurt hit a bit more. The backend is tart, a bit lighter and slick as the sourness meets it’s peak, blending well with a touch of tannic white wine and warmth. Some bready malt, touch of sweetness and lingering sourness, white wine. The nose really delivers as it settles in, the barrel component adds some complexity with a fairly potent fruity and sour nose. The beer itself comes in waves, tart and a bit acidic at times, a bit tame and sweet at others, almost a touch of cookie/graham cracker feel at times and some weird soapiness faintly sometimes. It works at times quite nicely, it becomes a bit forgetable at others. A solid offering with a potent nose and a really nice middle. The barrel certainly is interesting and overall, I’d say this is more complex than straight Lacto Guava Grove. The finish grows a bit in sourness but also bitterness as we get further in. It’s lighter nature, more sour and fruity feel make it a bit dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3308) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jeff, Tony, Kevin, and Mike for sharing. Pours hazy gold with a medium sized fizzy head that fades quickly to a thin ring. Aromas are musty grass, peppery yeast, sour funky citrus, and wood. Taste is decent but kinda boring. Mostly sour citrusy flavors which must be the guava. Some grass and wood too. Dry white wine finish. Not bad but not really my thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2014
750 ml into a tulip. Bottled 10/22/2013. Thanks liquidegenrate! Pours a hazy amber with loads of off white foam that sticks around forever. Nose is lactic and dry with notes of tropical guava, peach, white wine, wood and lemons. Taste is fruity guava and white wine. Dry and prickly with an awkward malt body. Finishes clean and watery with a lasting lactic sourness. Lemons and wet wood. It’s a little jumbled and odd but it’s not bad. It’s different for sure and it really highlights the guava and barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle, pours dark orange with medium head and carb. Aroma is a tart fruity oak, taste is slight tart and fruit oak funk, i was impressed

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