otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: creamy translucent peaches and oranges broken up by a steady stream of bubbles. Bready white head fades into a solid layer. Swirls creamy and bready.
Nose: tart and funky. Guava dominates while star fruit, cactus, coconut, and green bananas make their presence known along the sidelines. Musk and funk in the back with chamois and leather. Sour apricots.
Palate: soft, frothy, bready mouthfeel. Juicy guava and cactus in the middle and banana in the breath. Hawaiian rolls and guava. Coconut underneath – more milk than the whole coconut. Visions of azure waters, white beaches, and tropical paradise all around. More guava goodness accented now with aloe. Light and bubbly without being watery or distracting. Musky finish with brushed leather and chamois.
Final Thoughts: I haven’t had Guava Grove since its first release which was chunkalicious. Skip forward to Guava Groove which one Cigar City gent likened to Guava Grove on steroids. I’m not one for the drugs but I am all about the guava, lots of it. Yum!
larryLSB (393) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750, shared at a tasting. Cloudy golden-yellow color with darker off white head. Pleasant nose which was overpowering with the guava, sweet and dry to taste, lot of spice. Overall interesting to try.
Gription79 (2127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. I was expecting this to be a fruitier version of guava grove. It is nothing like guava grove. It is very fruity with a hint of saison yeast spice. Fairly sweet with a dry finish. There is a sharp/astringent grain flavor that I could do without, but overall an enjoyable fruity beer.
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the December iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours orange with a light tan head. Big fresh guava aroma with some lemon zest notes. Flavor is the same as the smell basically, big tropical guava with funk becoming more apparent as it breathes.
MotherBrother (639) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour clear reddish, with a small white head.
Aroma is heavy of belgian yeast. Breadish, light fruity yeasty aroma.
Medium body, with a massive fizzy carb.
paintedmaple (314) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle...big, bubbly, funky, fruity beer that was all Belgian although not quite Saison tasting. I really liked this brew, however Short’s Capt. Fantasy pear Saison blows this away...or maybe I just like pears better than guavas...
madmitch76 (12977) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
23rd September 2011
Bottle shared with Harrisoni post Borefts Beer Festival 3, Day 1. Very hazy amber beer, good bubbly white head. Light crispy palate. Seltzer minerals. Nice fresh tasting guava, a bit mild though. Semi dry finish. Nice enough!
Damico (2287) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick orange amber with a big creamy off white head. The aroma is malty with a lot of fruity notes from the guava. The flavor brings my palate big notes of Belgian yeast, like an abbey dubbel or sweeter saison with the sweet guava notes rounding out the brew. The body is pretty thick as well.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lots of nice guava in the aroma but a very dry flavor with some fusel alcohol and harsh phenolics. Gets a little hard to drink in the finish.
drfabulous (3555) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 thanks to markwise. Big tropical fruit saison. Tons of guava. This really outdoes Guava Grove. Sweetness is nice and fruit like. Very tasty.