HonusWagner (1702) - 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.
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, fruit and tannic wood aroma. Medium to full body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.
alexsdad06 (7025) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
&50 ml bottle shared with the group. Pours a hazy golden amber color with a small yellow beige head. The aroma and flavor have big guava and tropical fruit notes, the wine barrel adds some white grape and wood, nice tart/ sour character, some lactic notes, this has some bite to it as it goes down, some sweetness as well, I enjoyed this overall.
DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing. Bottled 10/22/13. Funky oaky chardonnay and guava in the nose, pretty nice. In the flavor, more of the same, but kind of peppery too. Hazy amber orange color, completely hazy. Thin off-white head, leaves some loose ropes and bits of lace. Head retains well. Kind of a bigger sweet taste, moderate sour (somewhat strange sour character), moderate bitter taste. Kind of peppery, spicy and biting, but the bite and tingle is kind of interesting. Bite wears off after a bit. I don’t see any ABV on the bottle, but it drinks a bit bigger to me, like 10% or so. Kind of a bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Mildly slick texture. Pretty damn tasty and interesting.
Theydon_Bois (12690) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG ’15 Grand Tasting @ Coppertail, thanks to whomever shared this one, 21/02/15.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white head.
Nose is light piss, citric tinged straw, bitter orange, tropical fruit notes, light white grape.
Taste comprises sweet’n’sour notes, grape must, juicy hop tang, pine, grapefruit, passionfruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent sour, lactic pangs in the close and moderate acidity, pretty approachable.
rdixon77 (1577) - 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 (3351) - 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 (7859) - 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 (936) - 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 (481) - 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.