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Cigar City Jolly Guava Grove

Cigar City Jolly Guava Grove
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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Guava Grove infused with brettanomyces, aged in a Jolly Pumpkin La Roja cask

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
fine retaining head with hazy golden center. big funk in nose - salty lemon and old socks. undying citrus abounds, mostly towards the acidic end of the spectrum though a fleeting tangerine comes and goes. in flavor, guava is tempered by funk, ridding it of the soda pop character found in the base beer. expected full dry end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Pours orange. Nose is funky brett, mild sour, guava, sweet fruit, some grass. Flavor is a great balance of sweet fruit, funk and mild tart from the fruit and the bugs. Crazy drinkable, good full body with a decent amount of sour, funky brett and sweet fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Lucky enough to have sampled this a couple times at CCB before it was put on draft and blown for good. A: Pours an amberish hue with a nice tall white head. Very nice retention and a smattering of lace. S: Wonderful bright tart aromas. Lots of apple, light sweet tarts, sour grapes with hints of earth. T: Grapes come through in the flavor as well with light notes of tart cherries. The brett from JP comes through without being bold. Light citrus, and hints of tart green apple. Light earthy flavors as well. M: Medium in body, zippy almost champagne like. D: Very good. I love what the JP barrel did to this already solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Pours a dark hazy golden orange that is almost brown. Completely opaque with a thick frothy off white head that has amazing retention, only faintly fading into a lasting cap that leaves chunks of soapy lacing behind. Amazing funky aroma with lots of dry Brett character along with both citrus and light fruit notes. Hints of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, apple and pear but the nose is all about the dry funk brett. Slightly lactic. Creamy medium body that is on the fuller end of the spectrum with lots of dry funky brett efervescence. Tart but not overly sour or or acidic. Very well balanced with a nice amount of earthy peppery funk to go along with the earth mouth puckering lactic funk. There’s also some nice light fruit, mostly apple and pear pinched with likely champagne yeast. Bone dry finish but dangerously drinkable.

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