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RATINGS: 596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Guava Grove is a farmhouse ale that sees a secondary fermentation on one of Tampa’s favored fruits, guava. Pairs well with fresh fish, mussels, fresh tropical fruits, and earthy cheeses.

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3.3
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Growler thanks to JohnC. Pours a hazy golden body with a small white fizz. Aroma of guava, wheat, slight sourness, belgian yeast and soda water. Taste is wheat, grass, guava, a bit sour, funky and astringent. Light bubbles. As much as I like Guava, this beer didn’t work for me.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2009
(Growler, courtesy of JohnC) Pours a murky orange body with a small white bubble head. Aroma of guava, wheat, Belgian yeast, citrus, and herbs. Flavor of apple, guava, grapefruit, grass, some funkiness, yeast, and spices with a dry finish.

3.4
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
growler from the brewery dry and slightly fruit, this dark gold pour is pretty tasty.

2.4
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2010 Draft at Redlight. Pours a cloudy orange and yellow color. Very nice looking. Aroma is fruity with a little spice from the Saint Somewhere yeast. Flavors are packed with Guava and spice with a good amount of tartness and a little earthy funk. This has great balance now, but is still a little sweet and wet. It is very good now, but with a year in the bottle, this will be amazing. Batch 2: Vinegar, rubbing alcohol and acetone in flavor and aroma. I honestly can’t drink a lot of this. The freshness and light beauty of the original version is gone. It is harsh and overpowering without that light, sweet, fruity, summer feel to it. Terribly disappointed with this batch. So bad that I had to change my rate.

3.8
juiceisloose (1492) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a very cloudy, but bright orange color topped by a small, foamy off white head. Rings of lacing are left behind on the glass. The guave really comes through in the aroma adding a sweet-tart character, some cinnamon spices, and the funky St Somewhere yeast. The flavor is very similar with the guava citrus up front with the funky yeast adding some tartness in there. Grapefruit citrus and spices add to the flavor profile as well. Medium bodied with good carbonation and a tart, dry finish that adds to it’s easy drinking nature. This is a nice summertime beer and one I look forward to having more of. This certainly has capability of becoming a great sour ale as well.

3.6
hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Draft… Murky golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. Tangy, tropical-fruit, lightly funky aroma – rumors of aged cheese and barnyard. Medium-bodied. The flavor provides modest tropical fruit sweetness and mild bitterness with a fairly acidic backdrop. Controlled tartness with very little brett-like dryness. Crisp, tangy, refreshing finish. Subtle guava flavor lingers.

4
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 12, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2009 Draft @ redlight redlight. Pours a cloudy peach with a small but tenacious ring of head, some lacing. Fruity guava nose, spicy yeast, tart. Tart fruit on the tongue, full bodied, some spice, sweet guava, drying finish. Incredibly drinkable. Very tangy. The guava comes out the more you drink it. Can’t wait for the bottles. Re-rate: fresh bottle @ redlight redlight. Same score, but the bottle version presents with less tart overt fruitiness and a bigger emphasis on the funkiness and earthy yeastiness. The bottle version shows less sweetness, more saison-like--draft more like a tart fruit beer. Both very good. Should age interestingly.

4
PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Draft at Redlight. Very cloudy orangey-yellow color, near opaque. Aroma was very fruity, citrus and peach, with a tart doughy element. Flavor is peachy, a little apple, with a nice fresh doughy yeastiness. Tangy and a little tart. Fun beer. For fun we mixed some with Ommegang Rouge and it rocked.

4
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On tap at redlight redlight. Very cloudy orange body. Has a really sour tangy smell. Very nice hoppy smell. Really nice grapefruity bitterness, with the guava sweetness and the mouthfeel is very carbonated and crisp. Love it.

3.8
dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Tap at Redlight. Hazy orange pour with thin white head. Yeasty guava aroma, very fruity yet not sweet. Tart fruity guava taste, almost chunky.Nicely drinkable and damn refreshing.


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