dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is guava for sure, some chocolate, little soil and leather with some vinegar. Taste is sweet up fronts with lots of pucker power on the end. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, medium body with a long finish. Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
dark color. Distinct guava fruit nose. The dark malt plays off the tart notes nicely. The guava is present from start to finish. jredmond (8445) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draft at the bruery tasting room with Linh. Pours a deep brown, practically black with thin brown lacing. Aroma is funky fruit and light vinegar. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of light fruit, apple, light wine, oak and a weird funk. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bruery Carmen w/ guava. Sampled at the barrel party.... Pours a dark
cola looking like hue and consistency and topped with a thin wispy
light beige head... Somewhat juicy guava fruit to pair alongside anise
black licorice. A touch muddled overall. Cola as well.. A stouty type
of sour with a dark fruit bent moreso than actual guava. Some backing
anise notes also present. Medium bodied with a lighter carbonation
level. Muddled and clean.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 27, 2012
On tap @ The Bruery. Deep reddish brown with a tiny off white head. Aroma of vinegar, red wine barrels, dark fruit and some chocolate. Flavor is tart and sour with some acidic vinegar and some chocolate mixed in. Medium body with lively carbonation and a dry, tart mouth feel. Nice sour red/brown, don’t really get any guava but still a nice beer.
Sammy (12496) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
A not-so-sour, on tap at the Bruery tasting room. A sour aroma, the fruit sweetening the mix. Some chocolate and some cherry. Brown coloured body. Decent drinkability and middling mouthfeel. nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Tasted at the Bruery. Dark in color and in your glass. Tart fruit flavors and undertones of guava. Tart and slight sour qualities. Pretty quick finish. Refreshing and ok. kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
tap at The Bruery. pours a deep brown with tan head. Dark fruit flavors, wine, vinegar and guava. Not real sour and nicely rounded. Good stuff. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
On tap. Pours with a deep brown body and a small tan head. Aromas of guava, acetic acid, red wine, berries, tropical fruit and light brown sugar. The guava helps round the aromas a bit more than previous fruits. Flavors of tropical fruit, dry, acetic, chocolate, raisins, and dark fruit. Pretty dry with a lasting acetic bite, medium bodied with medium carbonation.
I enjoyed this a bit more than the other versions of Carmen. brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
The pour is a dark reddish-amber color with a finger of off-white head. Strong guava aromas to this one. A decent amount of vinegar, though not as bad as some other Carmen variants. A bit of cherry skin and wood. Somewhat musty with a bit of guava flavor, wood, and dark fruit. Still a bit of vinegar to it. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.