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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Guava Grove is a farmhouse ale that sees a secondary fermentation on one of Tampa’s favored fruits, guava. Pairs well with fresh fish, mussels, fresh tropical fruits, and earthy cheeses.

chickenflea's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
750ml bottle. Murky orange-tan, with a medium foamy head (served too cold). Sweet guava aroma...apricot, apple tones with some funky yeast tones as well. A complex beer. Sour and fruity. Tart wheaty dryness balances out some of the richness. Belgian-like effervescent mouthfeel. Soft and slightly oily texture. Big and rather brutal at times with its fruity pungency, this is completely original and uniqiue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ineedbeer (1860) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle from 2011; another back of the cellar find. Aroma is fairly malty with some caramel, light toasted bread notes, candi sugar and honey. Some light to medium guava notes. Hints of citrus and other tropical fruits. Light notes of oxidation. Pours a slightly hazy, copper color with a medium large, medium thick and frothy, slightly tan head that recedes very quickly to the edges where a small, thin clump lingers for a bit. No lacing and small legs. Flavor is slightly tart with a moderate sweetness. Sweet malt notes are caramel, then honey, candi sugar and toasted bread. Medium light guava notes with lighter citrus and pineapple. Hints of other tropical fruit as well. Oxidation notes are light, but the guava has faded a bit. Medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but this much age has pushed it past its prime. Hopefully I don’t have too many more of these old cellar finds, but I’m pretty sure there are another couple cases of this old stuff lurking. A bit more guava as the beer warms and opens up. Hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but past its prime. The fruit notes are fading and becoming muddled. Some light oxidation characteristics are also creeping in. Definitely better as a younger beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10877) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle at gent beer festival. Pours hazy orange, nose is guava, mango, taste is juicy fruit, dry toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (2511) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Tap at warpigs, copenhagen. Hazy dark orange color, white head. Sour fruity aroma, apples, some hops. Nice sour fruity taste, apples, some hops, high co2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (662) - ITALY - OCT 27, 2014
75 cl bottle shared. Pours hazy orange with a very beautiful creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet malts, honey, tropical fruits (obviously guava), oranges, some yeast. Not very strong but beautifully complex. Taste is similar with a sweet start, honey notes and tropical fruits again. Fruit not to strong. Nice yeasty acidic dry finish with some bitterness. Sweet, almost sticky aftertaste. Excellent fruity take on belgian style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"i was so NOT expecting tart and sour in the aroma and flavor. what a pleasing surprise this beer was. the unique sweetness and flavor of guava played a 2nd fiddle (maybe 1B) to the tart funky belgian base. A delicious unique brew!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Cask at World of Beer Dr Phillips. Pours cloudy orange with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, guava, lactic sourness and lemon notes. Flavor is tart and funky guava, light malt, hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
Hazy orange of color with a white head. An aroma of apricot, dry, spice, papaya. passion fruit and exotic fruits. A flavor of apricot, dry, spice, fresh and fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Lost my notes on this. Shared by Stevencon @ Proof, upstairs - thanks. Well-aged body. Sour - aroma and flavor. Good label on a wine bottle. Need to re-rate some day, as it is I’m trying to recall a night’s drinking after a few.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with plenty of white head. Guava, raw wheat, and some tartness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (4449) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
Draught sample at Mikkeller and Friends (Stefansgade). Pours an hazy orange with a medium head, aroma of guava, pleasant aroma, flavor is slightly sour with guava and lemon, medium bodied.

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