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RATINGS: 134   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (751) - 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. Itís a little jumbled and odd but itís not bad. Itís 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Smells great - funky and fruity. Very sweet and fruity. Nice beer to share but I would have a hard time drinking more than a pint

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2014
bottle from one of the beechner bros. many, many thanks. rating #1400. pours amber, slight light travels through, sizable cream hues foam head. nose of mango, chardonnay, oak, booze. taste follows in line with gentle underlying sweetness. mild tartness. alcohol is slightly hot but a big body hides it slightly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle: Opaque, rusty copper body with a huge, volatile, beige head that lasts as a big chunk of foam for quite a while. Aroma of dry, cotton-y Brett funk, moldy pineapple, tart stone fruits, & dry wood. Thereís other nebulous fruit in there, too... Iím guess itís (obviously) guava, though I probably wouldnít have said that if I hadnít known. I get some peach, too. Taste is like sweet, tropical fruit juice. Is this beer? Guava, pineapple, mango, lightly tart, transitioning into mostly sweet, & actually finishing with a little bit of saltiness? Almost brine-like. Sounds strange, but itís not bad. Back-end Brett, dry funk with some wet woody notes. Lots of carbonation, crackling body... Overall, a nice beer, though I wouldnít mind some more tartness. Didnít taste too much of the Chardonnay notes, aside from some wood & Brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of tart guava, lemon, and some light white wine. It pours a hazy dull orange with a two finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with with moderate tart guava and citrus. The finish has some light-moderate lemon with some faint white wine notes. Itís light-medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, really tasty and super refreshing. The cartoons a tad prickly though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #87. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of guava, spice, stone fruits, mild white wine. Faintly tannic. The taste is guava, earth, spice, cactus. Medium bodied, lingering tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark gold with lots of white lacing and billowing white head. Aroma is extremely tart fruits. Taste is tons of dry oak/wood, seems almost malty. Getting the dryness of the chardonnay but no guava or tartness :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft at blind tiger with max and Andy. Pours a deep murky orange with thin tightly bubbled white lacing. Aroma is sharp sour character and nice fruity guava flavor. Mouthfeel is zippy and tart with notes of sour guava, tart fruits and light vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beardaxe (293) - - FEB 22, 2014
Poured from a bomber into a tulip. Murky orange brown color with strong dense head. A very effervescent mouthfeel and strong carbonation. This is less a sour beer than a tart beer, though the guava does come through. However, it finishes with a weird bitterness that kept me from enjoying this fully. While I'm glad I tried this, I find the regular guava grove to be better. It's more sour, more fruity, and has a better mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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