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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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Tap at brewery location jan 2014 Pours hazy dark orange with a small fizzy white head with no lacing. Nose is very sour lots of wood notes and almost a zesty citrus tone to it. There is cedar there at least I think. Flavors are big tart notes up front with a nice woody dryness mid palate. Very nice dry finish witb lingering cedar and fruity notes. Very nice brew but more of a sour than a saison.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4293) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
This one poured a hazy light orange color with a white head. Aroma was of sweet guava, oxidation and candi sugar. Flavor was lacking any rustic qualities, sweet guava and caramle and oxidation. Just weird.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled 19AUG11 An apricot ale with three fingers of nice white foam and diaphanous translucency. The nose here is a pleasant balance of saison character with soil, hay and wheaty tones along side a good, hearty pungent guava character. Some degree of mustiness. Taste is of guavas and saison (rustic) with some nice full notes of tangerine and tartness. I dig. This beer is fully bodied with a strong carb up front, which dissipates over a good twenty minutes leaving a nearly still beer; this allows for a good spectral experience of the beer’s flavors. A good beer, worth seeking for the Saison lover, and worth trying for the beer lover. Well crafted and quite flavorful. Serving type: bottle 01-03-2012

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2028) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Hazy Off Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Mild Lacing S: Belgian Sugar, Guava, Mild Apricot, Mild White Peppercorn T: Belgian Sugar, Guava, Apricot M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Midly Sweet, Mildly Drying Overall, a really good saison with a sweet taste and spicy blend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1357) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Pretty much a CCB sour, non-hellyeast edition, with a nice grainy quality and some guava flavor, though not a ton. Thanks Diego!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a hazy orange/gold with almost no head at all. Almost looked like apple cider sitting in the glass. Smell is loaded with guava, pepper, and some barnyard funk. For me the barnyard funk of the yeast completely overpowered the guava. It was still there, but not nearly as strong a presence as I was expecting. Finishes slightly sour and tangy. Mouthfeel/carbonation are normal for the style. Admittedly saison is my least favorite style by far, but I thought the guava may rescue this one. Just not enough guava to push me to like it. Not awful, but I doubt I’ll ever seek it out again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Super carbonated; more saisony than sour. Carb comes at the expense of fruit intensity. Disappointing after the glory of the regular (soured) Guava Grove.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeLimpert (33) - - SEP 6, 2013
Had this on tap in the tasting room and it was very tart but much more consistent in flavor than the bottled versions over previous years. Overall a great sour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3088) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
Entre deux plongées dans la mer, une autre Cigar City me semble être nécessaire pour reconstruire les muscles endoloris par la baignade. Cette Guava Groove trouve rapidement preneur. Partagée en 4, nos verres montrent un liquide bien orangée et une tête mousseuse des plus tenaces. Le nez est assez explosif en notes tropicales. Je sens la banane et les fruits exotiques. Les herbes sont bien présentes de même que des épices probablement données par la levure. Sur les papilles, nous sommes tous ravis par ces saveurs bien tranchantes et acidulées. Je trouve qu’elle est largement fruitée par les agrumes et par d’autres choses qui m’échappent un peu. La levure est bien typée et représentative du genre. La bouche est bien pétillante et bien pleine. La texture bien caressante affiche des propriétés huileuses. La finale se fait sur des notes de levure et sur des notes amères qui attaquent docilement les tissus de ma bouche. Cette bière fruitée est vraiment trop facile à boire. Tous s’entendent ici pour dire qu’elle est rafraîchissante et assez bonne. Bien content d’avoir pu acheter la dernière bouteille disponible au marché Epicure de Sunny Isles.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
A hazed murky golden amber ale with a thick collapsing off white head. In aroma, a sweet sourish malt with light Brett notes, herbaceous, nice. In mouth, a nice gueuze like offering, with ground cherries, light caramel, smooth sourness, well done.


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