scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Lucky to try this one, thanks Zack and Cam! Much different than Guava Grove.
A: Pours a bright pumpkin color with a small white cap. Retention is pretty good, nice lookin beer
S: Wow, here is where it picks up - bright ripe fruit (guava, lemon, citrus, and other tropical fruits). Juicy ripe fruit with a decent sweetness in the back. You can pick up on the tartness from the beginning.
T: Obviously this one is packed with guava. Solid lip puckering tartness followed by a natural fruit juice sweetness that balance each other out. Subtle Belgian yeast notes, slight sweetness. The finish is absolutely amazing though! It transitions from a relatively tart and indistinguishable flavor to a whole new beast of sweetness, ripe guava, and citrus. As another reviewer (and the person sampling this with me mentioned), the burp is ridiculous!
MF/O: Perfect carbonation, medium body to it. Tart and sugary guava finish.
Comparison to Guava Grove (first batch/non-funky version): this one has more fruit, more tartness, more guava flavor (obviously), and less flavors coming from the yeast. I prefer Groove to Grove jcartamdg (3516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a gold/peach color with a paper thin head that disapates into a stable ring around my ccb snifter. Aroma is powerful, strong tropical fruit notes with grapefruit in the back. Taste follows the nose, funk and pepper added. Smooth in body, easy to drink and very refreshing. I already loved guava grove, guava groove takes that amazing saison to a whole new level. Bravo CCB!
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a CCB snifter.
Appearance: Poured a medium orange-caramel with a 1 finger snow white head. Nice lacing.
Smell: Huge guava notes with a touch of sourness.
Taste: Sweet guava with a touch of sour flavors up front followed by grassy notes in the middle before ending with light hoppy notes couples with sweet guava. Aftertaste is bittersweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. Goes down smooth.
Overall: Good beer overall. I would put this on par with the original Guava Grove. Definitely worth trying if you get a chance. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
750ml bottle purchased at the Cigar City brewery in Tampa, Florida. Golden orange in colour with a long lasting white head, good lacing. Aroma is tart, acidic, fruity, some toasted malts. Flavour is tart and sour, lightly acidic, lots of tropical fruits, soft, a bit of wood. Sour mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, sour, fruity. This is really nice. Love the tropical fruits in this, an excellent saison. cubs (10677) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 Bottle @ Granny’s house in Exira, Iowa, courtesy of markwise. Thanks again Mark! Cloudy, orange appearance with a foamy off-white head. Quite heavy guava juicy, citrusy, mild barnyard nose. Big tart, very citrusy guava, slightly spicy, mild yeasty flavor. Tangy, guava aftertaste. Quite good but it does have an intense guava flavor.
DialSquare (5113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
750ml bottle from CC. Brought up by Wilkes and Lynn (thanks). Aroma is juicy fruit guava and pepper. Taste is fresh sweet guava backed by a sticky yeast bitter. Little spicy pepper comes through. Little bit of the barnyard. Tang. Tasty crisp stuff. Me likey. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Cloudy gold pour at Black Friday tasting. Aroma is loaded with yeast, and loads of guava...I mean LOADS. And the flavor is just pure guava paste...and I love guava paste...hell yeah! TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2012
25.4 oz bottle. Murky orange with tiny cascading bubbles and an ivory head, slow to settle. Nose is guava, key lime pie and candied grapefruit peel. Carb is vibrant but soft, creamy puree with a lingering tingle. Taste similar to the smell with guava then bitter citrus, honey, rind and sour peach. Perfect with some soft cheeses my daughter picked out. kryon (3775) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Pours hazy golden low white head
Aromas of sweet fruits, papaya, caramel
Nice fresh zesty taste from sour fruits and sweet fruits Boutip (6433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle: Poured a light reddish color ale with a large off-white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet guava notes with some tart notes also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by light sweet juicy guava notes with light rat notes also noticeable. Body is full enough for style with good carbonation. This one packs a lot of drinkability for the style with not much acidity.