tectactoe (2338) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Murky mahogany, big sediment chunks, beige gray head that settles quick. Aroma is vinegar, mild tropical fruit, some cherries and lactic tartness. Taste is similar, vinegar and oak sour notes, puckering with cherries, tropical fruit, lemon-like acidity that works the saliva glands. Sour and delicious! Dry finish, thin mouth feel. Very good beer, though I really don’t pick up any guava at all, as the label states.
RussianDragon (517) - - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared by Huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a clear cherry brown with copper orange hues when backlit. Head is a creamy light tan that fades to the edge. Aroma is oak, sour cherry complexity and vanilla. Flavor is same with mouth puckering sour aspect. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, and tangy sour finish.
alexsdad06 (5904) - Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle shared with drsordr and a couple others. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart/sour berries, tropical notes which I’m sure is the guava, sweetness, caramel, wood, acidic, nice combo of sweet/sour, very drinkable, glad I have more bottles.
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours hazy dark brown. Nose tart, some sweet malt, definite fruit character. Taste mild tart then nice sweeter character. Definite guava. Mid palate continues with the fruit. Light sour finish.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"nice murky mahogony brown pour. nice slightly funky aroma with sweet and sour guava present. acidic feel...really nice. flavor is significantly more sour than the aroma without losing any of the other aspects. Yet another wonderful beer from The Bruery!"
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours a murky ruby reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is tart, vinegar, caramel, sweet. Flavor is grapes, fruits, sweet, woody. Finish is vanilla, wood, tartness and grapes. Lingering tartness and acetic acid. Medium body, weak carbonation.
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured murky, deep brown with a mild forming off-white head. Aroma of lactic acid and tartness with mild barrel notes. Dry, sour, some charred grains and darker malts with a lively sourness and fruit character. Focuses and contained as far as the acidity. Complex and balanced. Nice drinking sour beer.
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to Brett for sharing this bottle! Opaque, turbid red-orange pour with a decent off-white head. Nose and flavor hold unripe strawberry, guava, big balsamic and red wine vinegar, grape must, vin cotto, acetic acid, and hints of vanilla. The acidity works in this beer, but more fruit and less heaviness would have made it better. Still, a pleasure.
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours hazy light brown-red with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. vinous and fruity character - cherries, red grapes’ skin, other red fruitiness, lemon hints, layers of caramel and fruity-nutty maltiness, pinch of dirt, bit of sweetness balanced by a citric/lactic/acetic blend. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, gently tart and grassy-spicy finish. nice fruity sour. enjoyed!
mathieuc (1516) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark reddish-brown topped by a small oftwhite ring that offers some light lacing. Aroma of red fruits and light vinegar. Taste is fruity and really tart. Tartness hinders my capability to clearly identify any fruits. Body is light to medium. Nice and not too harsh but still a little unbalanced.
tom10101 (3104) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). From Tom, thanks! Dark copper with reddish reflects, a medium beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of red fruits, wood, acetic notes and caramel. Taste is about the same with the sourness being more present. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish. A tad too acetic, but complex and fairly drinkable. Good!