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Cigar City Guava Grove - Lactobacillus

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (316) - - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy burnt orange hue, dense frothy head of sandy tan. Nose: guava, peach, hay, lemon juice, crackers. A pronounced lactic tartness meets peach and pear, unripe guava, dried lemon, a little funk. Very bright flavor, balancing sweet and sour perfectly. Fluffy medium-light body, pillow-soft. Tremendously drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Smell has lacto, sour and some off tones. Time hasn’t done this beer well; cardboard, balsamic, off sour tones.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3800) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours hazy apricot with eggshell head. Aroma is not strong but promises with malty and fruity notes. Flavor is fruity and somewhat sour with malty undertone. Texture has strong fizz an OK body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle on the bus. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of guava, sour lactose, lemongrass and orange. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5662) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle on the RBWG brew bus
Cloudy golden with a medium sized white head, some lacing. Aroma is tart, fruity and acidic. Flavors are fruity, guava and tart
Nice

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (6893) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle - Tart and lightly acidic guava. Cloudy gold with a light brown head. Tart, sweet, milky guava and a light tart creamy finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bus bottle during RBWG 2014 in Tampa. Nice softly sour tropical fruit in both the aroma and flavor. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (5177) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle on RBWG bus. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is strong citrus and lacto. Medium mouth with strong yogurt and guava.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2015
From bottle. Very fizzy deep, dark golden. Aroma is lactic sourness and some sweet tropical fruit. Taste is fresh guava with a pronounced but smooth sour pucker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4136) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is guava, oak, passion fruit. Flavor is light sweet, guava, medium sour, very fruity. Medium body.


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