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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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, thanks Adam! Awesome guava/citrus aroma with tart backbone and hints of white wine. Pours a cloudy reddish straw color with fine white head. Beer is fairly sweet with the tartness making it drinkable. Aftertaste is guava juice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (670) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle share thanks to DrewFace! Pours golden with white head. Aroma is tart, get the wine notes. Taste is very tart, light bodied, coats the mouth for awhile. Definitely get the white wine vibe.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle share thanks to DrewFace69. Pours a hazy orange with white head. Strong citrus notes. Full of grapefruit and orange. Fruity in the initial sip and quickly gets tart but nowhere near mouth puckering. This is pretty freaking solid. A well balanced sour with real fruit character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (784) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Pours cloudy dark orange color. Mildly tart, big fruity guava, some alcohol. Much of the same in the flavor, a little tartness, and a lot of fruity guava flavor, some citrus notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1675) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from CCB. Hazy deep amber pour with a big pillowy white head that lasts and laces. Bug sour tropical fruit aroma, Chardonnay, oak, peaches, kiwi and jam. Flavor is similar but thicker with more residual sweetness throughout and more of a noticeable lactic characteristic. Medium bodied and carbonation. Nice stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (2327) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to scotchzi! Pours a hazy golden brown with fluffy off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is funky brett used with lactic sourness and underlying musky grapes, hint of oak and sweet fruit. Taste follows, less of the funk and more of the fruit, lingering sour, good carbonation. Wow, amazing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2001) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Pours a hazy golden brown with no head. Aroma of Chardonnay, oak, guava and citrus. Taste is slightly tart, vinous, lots of Chardonnay, oak, guava and funk. This is a very interesting beer, a lot going on. I just wish it was a bit more sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2271) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Somewhat murky yellowish/brown pour with a white head. Light white wine aromas. Big chardonnay notes with mild guava and woody undercurrents. This ale is very straight forward. Average body and mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1391) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Had a pour on tap at the brewery when I picked up my bottles. Poured a murky light brownish copper color with a big fluffy white head that receded quickly and left plenty of lacing on the glass. The aroma was sour apples and guava fruit and some definite oaky chardonnay in the background. The flavor is first big oaky chardonnay, some lightly sour guavas, a little vanilla. Lingering funky fruit and oak on the palate. The chardonnay barrel really mellows this out into something rather unique. It is a big influence on this beer. Medium carbonation and soft mouthfeel. Overall, I donít know how to classify this. It isnít a sour. It isnít a fruit beer. Itís not really a saison either. It has some elements of each, and they are well crafted here in a way that CCB intended. However, while it was nice to try this, I am not a huge fan. The wine influence is just too much for me. Not bad, but Iíll be trading my bottle.


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