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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1534) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2432) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_MedievAle (196) - Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (873) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Pours amber medium white head Aromas of sour fruits, apples, citrus Nice sweet and sour with notes of sweet fruits, lemongrass, wheat

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2014
this one was a beast, thick boozy and tart, in cigar city fashion. lots of guava sweetness and strong tartness. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1102) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Tap @ All In Beer Fest, Gothenburg 141115. Fruity and caramely with vinous notes, light acidic, medium body with a watery texture. Tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5580) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Draught at All In Beer Fest 2014. Shady orange, brief head. Sourish, fruity, alcoholic, plenty of wood. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle... Pours hazy and burnt-orange with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is an intermingling of Guava, peppery and earthy spiciness, and damp wood. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is tart, tangy and fruity with an undercurrent of peppery bitterness. Bittersweet, tart, warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4673) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
750ml shared by Ben. Unfiltered orange-brown. Frothy soapy white head. Really excellent product. Big guava tones, balanced out by the wine barrel. On a different level. Bonus points for innovation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (2409) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Almost clear orange liquid with a medium white head. Aroma of banana, grain, passion fruit and light booze. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of bread and banana. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kappldav123 (5119) - GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass golden-copper coloured, nice head. Alcoholic aroma. Starts moldy, alcoholic, fruity-dry. Bitter finish. Not my favourite.

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