Maltzilla (37) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers of the now-historic RBWG/Hunahpu’s release weekend!
Poured into a small ccb snifter, color was a deep, bronzed gold. Medium head foamed up and remained cottony for a while.
Aroma was yeasty, you could get the "La Roja" notes almost right away; added to notes of guava, some spiced apple, funky brett & citrus. Very alluring.
Palate follows right behind the aroma notes, got a lot of vinous punch up front along with the funk, however that dissipated pretty quickly (i.e. wine notes) Also noted some earthy tones along with more citrus/mango, wood and a sweet, tart back palate that balanced everything out. Complex palate, yet quite drinkable, IMO. I could have definitely had this thing all night . . . so long as I had the ol pepto bottle handy :-)
This was a phenomenal beer and hope it gets to make another appearance soon.
HonusWagner (891) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nicely funked, some hints of the underlying guavas in the beer, but mostly an absolutely fantastic tart mix of tropical fruits with absolutely off-the-charts drinkability. I wanted to drink the entire keg for myself, and instead I only got one glass. Life is cruel.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CCB for RBWG Hunahpu release 2010. Pours a hazy deep copper with a nice lasting fluffy head. Aroma is funk right from the start- has a wine like, and jolly pumpkin spicy brett funk, apple cinnamon spices, fruity esters, tropical brett notes, pineapple, unripe mango and guava with woody notes. Flavor is slightly soapy and citrusy upfront but that fades a bit, more funky brett, wood, earth, citrus, leather, mineral, horseblanket, tropical fruits, and finish has a nice tart sourness and is actually dry here. Much better than regular Guava Grove.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at CCB for the Hunahpu Release. Pours a dark golden to amber/orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of sour ripe fruit, fresh tropical fruit, hay, spice, light floral esters. Flavor is about the same with a slightly stronger malt presence, overripe fruit, some hints of caramel and honey. Medium body with a funky and fruity finish. Well done!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours a hazy amber body with a white head. Bretty leather funky tones, not quite the JP funk you might expect to pull but it does have some of those funky leather y old provolone cheese notes. A citrus accented funky leathery spicy body with some zesty yeast spice. Finishes dry floral with a cheesy leather. Very very nice.
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the Hunahpu release. I could drink this whole friggin cask by myself. Pours a bright hazy yellow with a energetic white head. Nose is guava, malt, yeast, slight brett, citrus, and some barely detectable sour notes. Flavor is the same with light citrus, guava, malt, and yeast with the usual suspects of brett from the JP. Light to medium body and refreshing as hell. Please make this beer again!
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft… RBWG ‘10… This beer rocks!… Murky caramel-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is acidic, funky and fruity in classic La Roja/Guava Grove fashion – a marriage that works very well. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Sweet, fruity, tangy flavor. Low bitterness. Finishes sweet/tart and then dry. World class saison!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 12, 2010
Appearance: muddy orange, creamy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: big funky brett aroma, touch of sweet orange citrus, floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of citrus, light funk, fruity citrus
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
drowland (4988) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had on tap at the Hunahpu release party 2010 as a part of RBWG 2010. The pour is a nice orange. The aroma is amazing Belgian sour and the flavor is somewhat subdued but still awesome.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of horseblanket, herbs, pineapple, guava, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, brett, guava, herbs, and grass.