SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours pinkish orange with fizzy white head. Aroma has lots of citrus and farmhouse notes. Flavor has nice fruity/citrus esters with a nice pepper alcohol spiciness, with off-dry finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium body with high fizzy carbonation. Overall, tasty brew!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to mark. Poured an Orange color with a white head that laced the glass. Aroma was peach, citrus, Orange, and something else which may be guava. Flavor was caramel, Passion fruit, and guava. Body was light fuzzy and dry.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Biggsbowler, shared at a local tasting.
Maybe itís just me, but I guava is not a staple fruit in my regular diet. Iím not sure if I knew what guava tasted like before this beer. However, after sampling this beer, there is no longer any doubt in my mind as to what guava tastes like. This was extremely fruity, dominated by what Iím assuming is guava, with some addition spices, and yeast. Low sourness and acidity. Smooth texture and easy finish. A unique, refreshing beer.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful hazy orange with two fingers of off-white head that settles to a half finger head that leaves nice lacing.
I defiantly get the guava in the nose, other tropical fruits too, pineapple, grape, a bit of citrus, lemon zest, I also am getting a little clove, coriander, some peppery notes, and sweet malty background.
Lots of interesting flavors here. I get more malt then in the nose but that sweet/tart guava still takes the foreground. As it is warming I am getting more sweet flavors, defiantly has some nice spicy flavors.There is a nice bitterness, I kind of miss the big sour flavor from the last batch of guava grove I tryed.
Lots of carbonation, still pretty creamy, very zesty, nice clean finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from drowland. Thanks Danny Boy! Pours a decent caramel orange with a nose of pilsner and light tropical fruit. Flavor is grassy and hoppy, with notes of light biscuit and tart fruit. Tingly but average on the tongue. Not bad.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really glad this was brought back from Florida for me. Great bottle design, fun beer. Tons of fruit aroma and flavor with some yeast too. The saison aspect is more hidden here with tons of guava. Very sweet, a bit sticky, I guess its not really meant to be balanced though. A fun fruit beer that wasnít overly cloying, still has a nice carbonation and beeryness to it :)
jredmond (6386) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with friends. Poured a hazy amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is muted guava and a light tart. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with very light guava notes and the sourness is practically completely gone. My fear is that this particular bottle was spoiled, despite the fact that it was in no way "bad," it didnít display any of the incredible attributes that the regular guava grove normally exhibits. Iíll have to quest for another bottle of this just to be certain.
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Murky orange with tiny cascading bubbles and an ivory head, slow to settle. Nose is guava, key lime pie and candied grapefruit peel. Carb is vibrant but soft, creamy puree with a lingering tingle. Taste similar to the smell with guava then bitter citrus, honey, rind and sour peach. Perfect with some soft cheeses my daughter picked out.
mikem409 (1859) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from meadme! thanks. pours bubbly off orange with fluffy white head. aroma of grapes sorta like champagne. taste is crisp tart and sweet rely enjoyed this
Reynolds314 (2881) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow too much guava. Aroma is flowers, guava, spices, and guava! Taste is a guava bomb with a saison back bone. I guess i should have expected this but wow this is "tubular"