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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012
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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (421) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 12, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MotherBrother (693) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paintedmaple (408) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2011
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...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3992) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2011
750 thanks to markwise. Big tropical fruit saison. Tons of guava. This really outdoes Guava Grove. Sweetness is nice and fruit like. Very tasty.


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