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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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Lucky to try this one, thanks Zack and Cam! Much different than Guava Grove. A: Pours a bright pumpkin color with a small white cap. Retention is pretty good, nice lookin beer S: Wow, here is where it picks up - bright ripe fruit (guava, lemon, citrus, and other tropical fruits). Juicy ripe fruit with a decent sweetness in the back. You can pick up on the tartness from the beginning. T: Obviously this one is packed with guava. Solid lip puckering tartness followed by a natural fruit juice sweetness that balance each other out. Subtle Belgian yeast notes, slight sweetness. The finish is absolutely amazing though! It transitions from a relatively tart and indistinguishable flavor to a whole new beast of sweetness, ripe guava, and citrus. As another reviewer (and the person sampling this with me mentioned), the burp is ridiculous! MF/O: Perfect carbonation, medium body to it. Tart and sugary guava finish. Comparison to Guava Grove (first batch/non-funky version): this one has more fruit, more tartness, more guava flavor (obviously), and less flavors coming from the yeast. I prefer Groove to Grove

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (1664) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a gold/peach color with a paper thin head that disapates into a stable ring around my ccb snifter. Aroma is powerful, strong tropical fruit notes with grapefruit in the back. Taste follows the nose, funk and pepper added. Smooth in body, easy to drink and very refreshing. I already loved guava grove, guava groove takes that amazing saison to a whole new level. Bravo CCB!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (371) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday. Draft poured into a CCB snifter. Appearance: Poured a medium orange-caramel with a 1 finger snow white head. Nice lacing. Smell: Huge guava notes with a touch of sourness. Taste: Sweet guava with a touch of sour flavors up front followed by grassy notes in the middle before ending with light hoppy notes couples with sweet guava. Aftertaste is bittersweet. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Good drinkability. Goes down smooth. Overall: Good beer overall. I would put this on par with the original Guava Grove. Definitely worth trying if you get a chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
#200 Cigar City rating! Draft at FITR. Pours a murky brilliant orange. Nose is fresh fruit, guava, cane sugar and yeast. Flavor is heavy guava, citrus/mellon flavors, yeast, slightly tart. Very nice. Big fruit flavor without cloying sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 Bottle @ Granny’s house in Exira, Iowa, courtesy of markwise. Thanks again Mark! Cloudy, orange appearance with a foamy off-white head. Quite heavy guava juicy, citrusy, mild barnyard nose. Big tart, very citrusy guava, slightly spicy, mild yeasty flavor. Tangy, guava aftertaste. Quite good but it does have an intense guava flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2316) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Cloudy gold pour at Black Friday tasting. Aroma is loaded with yeast, and loads of guava...I mean LOADS. And the flavor is just pure guava paste...and I love guava paste...hell yeah!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3180) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - 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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