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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Guava Grove is a farmhouse ale that sees a secondary fermentation on one of Tampaís favored fruits, guava. Pairs well with fresh fish, mussels, fresh tropical fruits, and earthy cheeses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Bottle compliments of DuffmanSW. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a crazy thick white foamy head. Aroma of belgian yeast, sourness, sweet guava. Taste of bret, sweet fruits, very dry. Pallet. Very carbonated and very dry. Overall very tasty stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Growler thanks to JohnC. Orange pour, aroma of tropical fruits. Flavor is almost meaty, with a bit of sourness and tropical fruitiness. 3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
750ml bottle brought over by DuffManSW, thanks Sean. Rating #81. Golden orangish pour with a big white head, this was very carbonated, really aggressive. Spicy light friuty aroma, very belgian like. Flavor was slightly tart, a little dry with some more friuty spiciness, not bad stuff at all. 񡹵)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Skyview Tasting 2.5. Courtesy of Skyview. It looks like I just opened a container of brewers yeast and poured it into my glass. Aroma of moly apricots. Certainly tastes like guava, which is not a bad thing. Quite yeasty, which didnít surprise me. Not a great thing to start your Cigar City experience on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Tasting GABF. Yellow-amber with big white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Also orange notes or just general citrus. Very acidic and reminds me of wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1180) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
First Cigar City beer sampled from Skyviewís tasting. Thanks Bob! I enjoyed this. Tart aroma. Fruity, guava, apricot. Nicely carbonated. Nice sour and sweet playing off each other. Some peach noticed as well. My kind of sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Picked up a 750 ml bottle from Total Wine & More in Tampa. First of the Cigar City beers sampled during MN Gathering 2.5, pours a hazy straw orange colored brew with a rocky off-white head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of light peach, some light yeast, a hint of white pepper and sweet guava. Taste is slightly tart, flavors of mango, some mild tropical fruit, yeast and a hint of funk. Finish is slightly dry and mildly tart with a light wheat and tropical fruit aftertaste. Aroma has some nice character, flavor and finish is a tad on the light side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. Super hazy peach pour and a nice fruity/sour peach and guava aroma. Flavor was nothing more than some abbrasive tartness and barely noticeable fruit. I really wish it tasted as good as it smelled.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2012 RERATE: well this sucks... first time Iíve had the non-sour version and I want my Guava Grove back. The St. Somewhere-yeast version was the only decent widely available sour you can get around here. This was a regular in my fridge on the "two-hearted" level. Weíve discovered better sours since, but itíll still be missed. SOUR RATE: (8, 4, 7, 4, 17: 4.0) -- 750mL bottle. hazy straw orange pour with two fingers pillowy off-white head and a curtain of sudsy stick. strong tart fruit and funk bready aroma. lemon pepper tart taste with a light earthy bitterness throughout. chewy light to medium palate and tight fizzy carbonation. floral notes in the taste also. finishes dry. Iím not near an expert yet on saisons - but this is light and tasty and, as noted in the description, would pair well to typical white wine foods. RERATE: we drink this fairly often now. one of our favorites to split over a meal. RERERATE: THE OLD/NEW YEAST VERSION 8/2011: Pleasant wheat, barnyard, citrus and honey aroma. Taste is a moderately sweet citrus, hay, caramel, belgian yeast - honey, banana, bread. Slightly warm for the 8%. Vibrant carbonation in the medium texture. Gets a little dry in the finish. Nice drinkable saison. I still want my old sour Guava Grove back. (8, 3, 7, 3, 15: 3.6).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2009
750ml bottle. Wonderful aroma. Bursting with juicy fruit pulp. Very mild malt presence. A hint of perfume. Hardly any hops, but the fruit smells amazing... very tropical... guava, mango and papaya. Pours a hazed orange with a white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film. Flavor offers none of the wonderful fruit that the aroma yields. Dry cardboard and cracker malt. Lightly spicy. Dry tree bark and leaf pile. Not a whole lot going on. Slightly more flavor than club soda. Overbearing carbonation with a watery finish. If only it tasted as good as it smelled... Thanks Bob!

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