Time for a Saison: Guava Grove from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida. Guava Grove is fermented with a French strain of Saison yeast and undergoes a secondary fermentation on pink guava puree.
Golden, slightly hazy orange color with off-white head.
First I’m getting a really pleasant citrus smell accompanied with some hints of yeast and pepper. After a while I get some sweetness from the malts and a tiny hint of banana. There are also some other tropical fruit hints that might come from the Guava.
Overall a very fruity aroma.
The flavor is also packed with citrus and yeasty notes. The carbonation level is a bit sharp, as it should be in a Saison. There are some sour hints as well. The beer has some bitterness to it as well which might come from the guava. I haven’t tasted guava myself so I’m not really sure.
The beer has an ABV of 8% but I’m not getting any alcohol at all.
Up front it’s all orange zest, and after a few seconds it gets quite dry and a bit tart.
I really love Saisons, and this particular one is really good! Score: 4.5/5.
I picked up this bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo.