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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6416) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of nice guava, vanilla, some lemon, biscuit, bread, hints of white fruit with peach, pear, touch of white grape, finishing sweet. Taste is a mix of nice peach, pear, guava, grape into a bit of oak, slight earth, finishing slightly tart, slightly fruity. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Cloudy, murky, ugly gold color. Pours with copious amounts of tiny bubble white head, which subsides quickly. Acetic guava aroma doesn't hide the Chardonnay barrel or highly active yeast. Fruit is there, but muted and plays second fiddle to the yeast character. Shares some qualities with the sour Guava Grove batches, a bit too active/yeasty, needs more sourness and fruit. Gonna sit on my other bottle for awhile in hopes it improves.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2446) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle from El Catador Pours a slightly hazy dirty golden color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Aromas of tart and sour tropical fruit with an earthy mineral edge. Light vinous and woody notes round out the aroma. Tart sour pineapple and I would guess guava fruit. Earthy funky flavors with a hint of Chardonnay and light ethanol. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart almost chalky mouthfeel. I enjoyed this a bit more than the other guava beer I had from them. Tart and funky with a bit of earth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (264) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours honey-golden with medium carbonation. Smells very vinous. Tart! Taste is a little thin. Was hoping for more guava. It is faint, with the chardonnay taking the front seat. A good brew, but could use a bit more rounding out from the guava itself.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6148) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/26/13. 750mL bottle shared at the QC tasting. Deep golden pour with a nice off-white head that sticks and laces well. Lots going on in the aroma, woodiness, winey aspects, funk, light tartness, guava funk, and more. Lightly tart flavor, mild wood and chard, plenty of fruity guava, melds well with the funk. Refreshing, not overwhelmingly tart or sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Wine-like. Big tropical fruit, citrus, biting tart and and sour notes. Hints of sweet melon.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1138) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
750ml bottle pours a hazy yellow with a white head. oak guava and citrus aroma. guava and just a little bit of a funk taste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle shared by gunhaver. Cheers, my friend! Pours a hazy yellow-brown with a white head. Nose is big chardonnay, some wood, some guava, and some mild tartness. Flavor is similar- big chardonnay, big guava, some oak, some tartness- the biggest thing is the chardonnay, if the vinous character is your thing, then this is your beer. If not, then not so much. Medium in body and interesting overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3870) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured a burnt orange color with aromas of some jam, light guava, some light wine and a touch of oak. Flavors are the same light sour guava, light on the palate, nice overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2676) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2013
From the brewery. Dark hazy gold pour with a thick long lasting white head. Slightly tart, wine grapes and wood barrel aroma. Smooth tart malt, lots of guava fruit, grapes and barrel notes. Quite tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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