HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a huge fan of guava, and this beer suffers in my eyes for that and basically that alone, as the base is actually quite nice, the tartness levels are just right, and the wine barrel character adds a nice note to the finish. But the somewhat awkward sweetness of guava paste lingers in my mind and keeps this from pure excellence. Yes, I realize I am drinking a "Double Guava Ale" and complaining about it being too heavy on the Guava.
rdixon77 (1121) - Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at RBWG. Tropical fruit, lemon zest, some mild tartness, grassy, dry. Nothing particular special but good.
GenDV138 (2578) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, light wine. Tastes of tropical fruit, citrus, wine. Medium body with a dry finish.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home....it pours golden with a large offwhite head......malty, fruity sour, caramel, lemon zest, hay...
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at EBF 2014. Pours a mostly clear amber with a thin to medium sized white head. Musk, wood, vinous. Faint fruit and funk. Sweet into a bit of acetone. Tart but the acetone and acetic qualities are distracting. Long tart wood and wine, faint funk on the finish.
Gaultier (643) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ All In Beer Fest, Gothenburg 15/11-14. Toffee, fruity, acidic, dry finish.
bellco33 (424) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a tulip: This is a strange one. It’s got a little bit of everything going on. Pours golden with a nice white head. Aroma is chardonnay, tropical fruits, grass, funk, Taste is all over the place. It’s sour, bitter, has touches of tropical and citrus fruits, and wine barrel. Heavy boozy body, fairly sticky mouthfeel, pretty sweet, but somehow this kind of works.
_angst_ (3235) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ All In Beer Fest 2014. Pours golden with a small offwhite head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and fruity with caramel, lemon juice, guava, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Taste is sour, slightly malty and fruity with caramel, biscuits, lemon juice, yoghurt, guava, prickly pear, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is soft, slightly dry, tart, round and medium bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with caramel, lemon juice, sour milk, guava, prickly pear, hay, dry soil and lemon zest. Good but less than I expected.
Reynolds314 (2659) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I dig it but man its on another level of beer intensity. Big boozy, fruity, sour, oaky, and palate devouring. Aroma is guava or whatever odd tropical fruit that I never eat but pretend i know what it smells like in a beer review, oak, lactic sour, and sweet. Taste is very sour, and also quite sweet without being too cloying. Wine barrel on the backend keeps things in check a bit.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is lemony citrus, maybe some tangerine. appearance: cloudy orange-amber. Creamy white head. tastes like a fruit juice; heavy on citrus rind (grapefruit more than guava). palate: lively carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.
Nische (984) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber medium white head Aromas of sour fruits, apples, citrus Nice sweet and sour with notes of sweet fruits, lemongrass, wheat