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Cigar City Guava Grove - Lactobacillus

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Guava Grove is an American Sour Guava Ale that experiences three fermentations. Primary fermentation is conducted with lactobacillus, a bacteria that sours the wort. The secondary fermentation takes place when we add a saison yeast that is French in origin. The tertiary fermentation is spurred by the addition of one of Tampa’s favored fruits, guava. The acidity of this elegant ale cuts fatty foods and oily fish from the palate beautifully. Pairs well with mussels cooked in gueuze, ceviche, ferrines and rich, creamy cheese or cheesecake.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours light hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is guava, lacto, tart, citrus and biscuit. Taste is tart fruity, medium sweet. Dry tart, refreshing finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle, courtesy b3shine, thanks! Pour is orange with a small white head, minimal retention. Aroma is fruity, lacto, guava. Taste is tart, acetic, sweet, fruity, guava, citrus. Palate is average carbonation, tart, sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5134) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bomber to snifter (shared with tastybeer and our ladies). Looks good; a hazy paler caramel with off-white head. Smells solid; lacto with mild guava and malt. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel that’s medium-bodied. Enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (5941) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Eric and a completely different throw down vs Pipeworks Guavanatrix:

Deep golden hue fading minimal head. The lacto is quite apparent in this beer... too much so. Sadly the CCB has major bandaid medicinal notes and the souring agent overpowers the delicate fruit. Get rid of the off flavor then I think we are on to something here. It got whipped by the Guavanatrix.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (898) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft sample at Sourfest. Small snifter. Orange-brown pour with light white head. Head lasted and laced. Aroma is sweet bread, orange, passion fruit, guava, lacto yeasts, sweet tarts. The taste is more sweet than I was expecting with orange, passion fruit, guava, tart citrus notes, sour yeasts. Low carbonation, orange and citrus overall finish with sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2014

Draught ? @ CBC 2014 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Cigar City Lactobacillus Guava Grove ].
Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, tart, soured milk notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate acidic with a long duration, riped sweet fruit, tart fruit, hoppy, light yeasty, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140502]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5532) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour fo malt, fruit, spice, brettanomyces, acid and sourness.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
im not a sour person for the most part, so this isnt really for me. but i appreciate it for what it was.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Great sour fruit beer. If you are OK with tart, this is something to seek out. Very good drinkability. Lasting head on cloudy golden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
CBC. Hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and tart. Flavor is quite sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 020514


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