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Cigar City Guava Grove - Lactobacillus

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Guava Grove is an American Sour Guava Ale that experiences three fermentations. Primary fermentation is conducted with lactobacillus, a bacteria that sours the wort. The secondary fermentation takes place when we add a saison yeast that is French in origin. The tertiary fermentation is spurred by the addition of one of Tampa’s favored fruits, guava. The acidity of this elegant ale cuts fatty foods and oily fish from the palate beautifully. Pairs well with mussels cooked in gueuze, ceviche, ferrines and rich, creamy cheese or cheesecake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9905) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Shared 750 at Craft. Poured turbid gold with white head. Heavy guava, tart lacto acids in the nose. Very tart flavor, heavy on the guava, very tart, with yeasty and funky notes throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2618) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from 2013, opens with a quick pfffftt. Light amber pour, decent cream hued head. Lght lacto tartness, solid guava, undertones of sweetness. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (5850) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2016
750ml bottle pours out a hazy gold topped with a small head. Nose is tart light funk some jolly rancher candy sweetness with a nice fruit touch. Taste is more of tart funk fruit notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3743) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from MeadMe, thanks for the hookup. Cloudy murky golden orange color with a bubbly beige head that lasts forever. Sour earthy citrus pie cherries grapefruit lemons and a light bready sweetness deep underneath. There’s a lot going on here. Tart but not braceingly so with the fruit providing a nice counter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8339) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle thanks to Sean. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium white head. A big ripe fruity nose with oak and light funk. The flavor is big sweet syrupy fruit, some funky sourness, but a nice dominant fruit flavor. Funky dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1754) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle sample from "douglas88". Colour...hazy gold with no head. Nose...very guava-y with a general fruity character. Palate...tangy, sweet and quite fruity with guava purée and puckery lacto infused fruity goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RLiddell (112) - Valrico, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle picked up at CCB. Pour is a hazy, light orange pour with a small white head. Nose is a bit subdued, with just hints of funk and fruit. Taste is a bit subdued as well, with nothing taste forward, a medium acidic sour. Decent, but not memorable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle in Colorado with adnielsen. Pours a hazy orange color with white head. Sour, plastic, orange, gross jolly rancher aromas. Sour, tropical fruit, moldy fruit, plastic flavors. Ugh, drain pour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle @ home, thanks to markwise (or maybe Homer321). Thanks! Pours a hazy, darkish orange appearance with an off white head. The aroma is sweaty socks, bug spray, tropical fruit, plastic, funk, and wood/tannins. Oxidized, twangy, doughy flavor. Some cardboard. Lemon, passion fruit, tropical fruit. Not all that great but maybe it’s just mishandled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2015
2/20/15. 750mL bottle sampled during RBWG 2015. Orange pour with a nice khaki head, good lacing. Funky, fruity aroma, tropical fruits abound, nice sourness poking through. Great flavor, good combination of tropical fruits, plenty of sourness, mild funk. Delish!

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