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Giant cell phones. White pantsuits. Reagonomics. The 80′s was all about excess. We tip our neon trilby hats to mentality with this beer. Not satisfied with the amount of guava in our Guava Grove saison, we doubled the amount of fruit in Guava Grove to create a truly radical beer fit for any dude or dudette. Totally tubular!


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
750ml. Pours a murky amber. Nose is huge guava, spice, bread, light funk. Flavor is a little more fruit forward than the usual. Alot less funky. More bread presence. Seems more like a true saison and less like a sour saison. Palate is good. Very solid. I think I like the normal one a bit better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
750mL thanks to my man markwise. Great to meet you finally! The pour is really similar to Guava Grove: a hazy rose to orange color with a large, fizzly tan head. On re-pours the head sticks with creamy retention and lace. Odd.... Beautiful color. The nose is small detergent, orange candies, mild guava paste. Really...guava is such a neutral fruit you have to be actively looking for this one. Let this one warm up a good amount.....guava paste! There it is. Really have to coax it out. Taste, well carbonation is wild in this beer. So effervescent that taste up front is mostly prickly and stinging. Thankfully subsides to orange rind and small oily citrus. But overall, I’d say it comes across as bland somehow. Not really doing it for me. Glad to have tried it. Pic coming soon....really awesome bottle. Definitely props for graphic design.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Orange yellow color, pours cloudy. Has a great head. The aroma is of sweet candy mixed with a farmhouse aroma. Taste was sour, very acidic and fruity. Not my favorite!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Pour was a dirty Orange with big fluffy lacy head. Smell is a little funky kinda like a muddy orange. Taste is pulp Orange sweet hay and soured fruity pith.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
9/24/11. On tap at BA Hunahpu. Cloudy orange pour with a nice fluffy khaki head. Huge guava aroma and flavor with a bit of graininess and maybe a bit of corn and cream. I don’t think I’ve ever had guava before, but I definitely know it now.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
750ml bottle from CC. Brought up by Wilkes and Lynn (thanks). Aroma is juicy fruit guava and pepper. Taste is fresh sweet guava backed by a sticky yeast bitter. Little spicy pepper comes through. Little bit of the barnyard. Tang. Tasty crisp stuff. Me likey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Pours cloudy dark brownish orange color with off white head. Aroma of guava with some yeast. Sweet guava flavor dominates with some bread dough. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Thanks to bmanning for sharing this bottle last night. Served in a tulip. Poured a light peach color with a thin head that receded somewhat quickly into a thin collar. The nose contained a moderate amount of guava, though nothing overpowering. The flavor really took the guava up to the next level, and also contained some light earthy character. Medium body with a dry, fruity finish. Light body. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8883) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Draft… CCB Fruit in the Room 2011… Murky peach-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Fruity, peppery, slightly spicy aroma. Full-bodied and fatty with energetic carbonation. The well-balanced flavor tilts just a touch bitter and is surprisingly smooth and easy drinking as the alcohol is not at all pronounced. Also, peppery and fruity, but the guava does not really stand out to me – surprising, as this is brewed with twice the fruit as the regular Guava Grove. Tongue-numbing, lightly bitter finish. I miss the funk of the early versions of Guava Grove, but this is nice nonetheless.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (372) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday. Draft poured into a CCB snifter. Appearance: Poured a medium orange-caramel with a 1 finger snow white head. Nice lacing. Smell: Huge guava notes with a touch of sourness. Taste: Sweet guava with a touch of sour flavors up front followed by grassy notes in the middle before ending with light hoppy notes couples with sweet guava. Aftertaste is bittersweet. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Good drinkability. Goes down smooth. Overall: Good beer overall. I would put this on par with the original Guava Grove. Definitely worth trying if you get a chance.


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