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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 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 (2509) - 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. There’s other nebulous fruit in there, too... I’m guess it’s (obviously) guava, though I probably wouldn’t have said that if I hadn’t 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 it’s not bad. Back-end Brett, dry funk with some wet woody notes. Lots of carbonation, crackling body... Overall, a nice beer, though I wouldn’t mind some more tartness. Didn’t 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 (6273) - 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. It’s 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 (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, 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 (1994) - 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 (7176) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex4r (82) - - FEB 9, 2014
Nice hazy, golden and red pour. Once this baby warms up the guava and Chardonnay barrels really shine, even has a nice mellow funk aroma. The guava, acidity from the barrel and the overall sweetness seem to battle each other. I think this is a pretty damn interesting brew and I wish I would’ve grabbed a few more while I was at the brewery on top of my el catador allotment

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Hazy golden pour with a white head. Aromas of guava, funky yeast, wine, oak, and some sourness. Flavor is tart guavas upfront with some nice oaked chardonnay character in the finish. Easy to drink and refreshing. Very complex and well done!

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