juiceisloose (1492) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
On draft for the Hunahpu’s release. I couldn’t wait to try this one after I heard about it. This one pours a very cloudy and hazy golden orange color and crowned by a small, foamy off white head that settles quickly leaves a sudsy wash behind. The aroma was really nice on this with notes of from the La Roja and the base beer. The classic JP funky yeast up front adding its wild, bretty dryness and wood characters. Soured tropical fruits of mango, apple, pineapple, and guava come into the fold along with the clean cereal grain malts. The flavor is really tasty with sweet and tart notes playing off each other perfectly. Tart guavas and mangos show the tropical fruit element followed by some earthy character, and the woody, brett yeast and funk. Very complex flavor profile with the addition of the brett and the wood. Medium bodied and finely carbonated with a nice dry finish. Refreshing and delicious stuff. Great beer. Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
One of my favorite beers of the now-historic RBWG/Hunahpu’s release weekend!
Poured into a small ccb snifter, color was a deep, bronzed gold. Medium head foamed up and remained cottony for a while.
Aroma was yeasty, you could get the "La Roja" notes almost right away; added to notes of guava, some spiced apple, funky brett & citrus. Very alluring.
Palate follows right behind the aroma notes, got a lot of vinous punch up front along with the funk, however that dissipated pretty quickly (i.e. wine notes) Also noted some earthy tones along with more citrus/mango, wood and a sweet, tart back palate that balanced everything out. Complex palate, yet quite drinkable, IMO. I could have definitely had this thing all night . . . so long as I had the ol pepto bottle handy :-)
This was a phenomenal beer and hope it gets to make another appearance soon. HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2010
Nicely funked, some hints of the underlying guavas in the beer, but mostly an absolutely fantastic tart mix of tropical fruits with absolutely off-the-charts drinkability. I wanted to drink the entire keg for myself, and instead I only got one glass. Life is cruel. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
Tap at CCB for RBWG Hunahpu release 2010. Pours a hazy deep copper with a nice lasting fluffy head. Aroma is funk right from the start- has a wine like, and jolly pumpkin spicy brett funk, apple cinnamon spices, fruity esters, tropical brett notes, pineapple, unripe mango and guava with woody notes. Flavor is slightly soapy and citrusy upfront but that fades a bit, more funky brett, wood, earth, citrus, leather, mineral, horseblanket, tropical fruits, and finish has a nice tart sourness and is actually dry here. Much better than regular Guava Grove. kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
On draft at CCB for the Hunahpu Release. Pours a dark golden to amber/orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of sour ripe fruit, fresh tropical fruit, hay, spice, light floral esters. Flavor is about the same with a slightly stronger malt presence, overripe fruit, some hints of caramel and honey. Medium body with a funky and fruity finish. Well done!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
Draft. Pours a hazy amber body with a white head. Bretty leather funky tones, not quite the JP funk you might expect to pull but it does have some of those funky leather y old provolone cheese notes. A citrus accented funky leathery spicy body with some zesty yeast spice. Finishes dry floral with a cheesy leather. Very very nice. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
On draft at the Hunahpu release. I could drink this whole friggin cask by myself. Pours a bright hazy yellow with a energetic white head. Nose is guava, malt, yeast, slight brett, citrus, and some barely detectable sour notes. Flavor is the same with light citrus, guava, malt, and yeast with the usual suspects of brett from the JP. Light to medium body and refreshing as hell. Please make this beer again! hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Draft… RBWG ‘10… This beer rocks!… Murky caramel-colored ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is acidic, funky and fruity in classic La Roja/Guava Grove fashion – a marriage that works very well. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Sweet, fruity, tangy flavor. Low bitterness. Finishes sweet/tart and then dry. World class saison! kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
drowland (8760) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Date: March 12, 2010
Appearance: muddy orange, creamy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: big funky brett aroma, touch of sweet orange citrus, floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of citrus, light funk, fruity citrus
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Had on tap at the Hunahpu release party 2010 as a part of RBWG 2010. The pour is a nice orange. The aroma is amazing Belgian sour and the flavor is somewhat subdued but still awesome.