yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was awesome. Well done. Nice dryness and clean brett flavor with some fruit and spice. A bit of citrus and peach with light hops and wood. Really drinkable and quite good. Refreshing at the same time. Great flavors, well balanced. Dry finish, delicious.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBWG. A hell of a beer here that completely took me by surprise; I was so disappointed in the regular Guava Grove, but all that residual sweetness got completely eaten up by the bugs here and we’re left with a delicious, complex, chewy sour ale with lovely notes of tropical fruits, strawberry, citric acid, and that Jolly Pumpkin funk. Excellent effort.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Hunaphu’s release. This was the most anticipated Cigar City beer of the day, in my opinion. I wasn’t in the tasting room when it was released at 5pm but I heard it was a mad house. I was given a small little sample and I found it to be quite incredible. Aroma was somewhat sour with hints of fruit. Flavor was tart and a little fruity. Wish I had a whole pour though.
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at CCB on Hunahpu’s Day - 3/12/11. went on tap at 5pm and the taproom was busting. hazy deep orange with a 2 finger white head which settled down to 1/4". big Brett nose with some light citrus and spice. medium body - tart, light funk, lacto and very smooth throughout. dry acidic finish with apple and a hint of vinegar.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I waited in front of the bar for nearly an hour waiting for this beast to be released. First and only batch of 2011. Omg this smells amazing. Delicious. I’m a lucky lucky lucky man. Brettastic aroma, hints of the la roja. Smooth and tart. Freaking amazing,
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CC. Big thanks to Diego for nabbing an extra glass for me. The crowd was whipped up into a frenzy chanting 5-4-3-2-1 as they began to pour glasses right at five. Orange in color with citrus and fruit aromas. All the Guava Grove beers have a weird pickle taste that I can never seem to get behind. A great beer, just not my favorite...
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2012 Had a nice pour of this at the 2010 Hunahpu’s release and all I can say is wow. Other than Hunahpu’s, this was by far the highlight of the night for me, including all the barrel-aged stuff.
A: Pours a nice pale orange red with a nice white head and a decent amount of lacing.
S: Very, very nice. Loads of tartness as well as bits of funk alongside some nice sweet guava. A bit of residual sweetness.
T: Absolutely delicious. Definite Brett presence alongside some wood, guava, residual sweetness, and some dry, fleshy summer fruits.
M: Not necessarily balanced, but the sweetness from the guava, acidity, and earthiness all play off each other really well. Nice and dry without going too far in any one direction.
D: One of the most drinkable sour or Brett beers that I’ve had. As I said, absolutely one of the highlights of an evening of great beers, and one of the best sours I’ve had in a long time.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-13-2010
steelcitybrew (451) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Waited an hour for this brew. Worth it. Aroma is funky peach, citrus and light sour hops. Tasty is sour banana, apple, citrus. Candy. Just awesome. Very drinkable. Wish they made more of this.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, RBWG 2010. Pours a cloudy and murky orangish body with a wispy white head. The nose is wonderfully bretty with some great tropical fruits and some citrusy hops. The flavor is nicely brett influenced as well. Bright hops, a little yeastiness on the finish, and lots of tropical fruit. Surprisingly bright tasting. Nice fizzy carbonation with zero stickiness. Some pixie stick laced dryness on the finish. One of the better offerings that day.
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Cigar City pouring hazy fully opaque murky amber with copper hues and long lasting creamy off white head. The aroma emits pears and apricots as well as a little bit of sweaty socks and moldy leather and then sour yeasty tartness that gets near a sense of crushed aspirin. The taste is similar with a big pulse of pears and apricot and a bit peach and then quickly becoming tart with lemon and grapefruit mixed with mango. Into the finish the tart yeast helps create a dry finish.