michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle: Got in trade from biggsbowler; THANKS Randall! Aroma of guava and fruit. Poured a muddy orange/peach color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of guava, tropical fruits, and some sugar. Light to medium body. Thinish, tingly, then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Heavily sweet, guava and fruit finish is dry.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a groovy labeled bottle thanks to mat in Florida. Color was a golden slight orange with a white modest head. The nose was banana yeast like esters. Medium mouthfeel with an appropriate level of carbonation. Moderate tart quality. Somewhat subdued guava presence and was expecting alot more. Some under stated hop bitterness which you expect with a good saison. Finish was on the drier side with the guava flavors lingering well. Good beer.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Medium golden orange great color, a light tan head, lasts forever... Smells outstanding, tons of guava, sweet but acid citrus, a bit of malt and funk, great combo... Guava fruit juice, its great but a touch over carbonated
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky orange with a bubbly white head. Nose is a lot of guava and tropical fruit with bits of yeasty sweetness. Flavor is sweet guava and a sweetish dry finish.
darkguardian (729) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.