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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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85
very good

190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 22
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterLambic on 12-16-2011)
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Reviews by Etan:
Photo of Etan
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml shared by Marco.

A: Bright tangerine orange with a good white head.

S: Juicy citrus and coriander dominate in the nose. Some light lemon and vanilla.

T: The coriander is pretty strong, along with some cakey pale malt and lemony esters. Some slight dryness from the wood. Very citrusy, with a very slight acidity to it.

M. Light-bodied with very light carbonation.

O: Somewhat interesting, but a little too heavy on the spices for me.

Etan, Jan 11, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Like others have reported, this beer was a gusher. I've never had one to this extent, losing close to half the bottle. I'm just glad I opened it next to the sink.

In a snifter the beer was a hazy orange color. There was a huge white head, but with little staying power.

A spicy aroma, some citrus. Sweet.

A lot more in the taste. Grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Coriander and pepper. Sweet biscuit.

A little too sweet and spicy for me.

lordofthewiens, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

warnerry, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +5.8%

iemailjack, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of daedalusfinch
5/5  rDev +32.3%

daedalusfinch, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the tropical fruit, with a lot of grapefruit and a hint of orange. There is also some biscuit malt in the aroma. The flavor has some strong grapefruit notes, with some orange citrus, Belgian yeast, white pepper and biscuit malt thrown in. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of jburchett
3/5  rDev -20.6%

jburchett, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
2.6/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for sending me this one, DSho!

A gusher. I lost almost half of the bottle upon opening.

Hazy, cloudy dark orange with a large, persistent, thick and creamy head. Very high carbonation makes this one tough to pour, eventually leaving thick ribbons and chunks of lacing down the glass.

Sweet and complicated aroma, though nothing here is particularly pleasant. Lots of herbaceous notes, honey, artificial vanilla sweetness, and black pepper don't combine particularly well here.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with unfortunate amounts of artificial vanilla, honey, medicinal notes, and harsh booze.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

I didn't care for this one.

ehammond1, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of mondegreen
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml Bottle into a Bruery Tulip.

Pours a deep orange with a healthy white head. Cloudy, but inviting.

Nose is somewhat sweet. Classic Saison yeast presence with a hint of citrus and a touch of wood. Everything sits in proper balance.

Taste places the fruity yeast esters front and center. Hint of alcohol on the finish. I'd like to see the grapefruit wood more front and center. That said, this is one of the better tasting American Saisons I've had in awhile.

Mouth is slick, medium bodied. Maybe a touch heavy for the style, but it works with the flavor profile.

Overall, this is a really good American Saison. The problem with many American-brewed Saisons is that they could double as BSPAs. This one is squarely within it's style, with a really good twist from the wood treatment (even if I wish it were more pronounced).

mondegreen, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

SPRichard, Mar 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

mtpHokie, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of tugg407
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

tugg407, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of johnyb
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

johnyb, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of biniek13
4/5  rDev +5.8%

biniek13, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lateral tasting from bottles from Lueken Liquours. Grapefruit, a little sweet and subtle spicy. The real show was the greatest gusher in thousands of beer bttles opened.Lighter colour than the cedar

Sammy, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

A- Poured into a Cigar City tulip glass. Pours a golden yellow/orangish color.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, citrus, orange peel, spices, some woody notes from the grapefruit wood and finally some yeast.

T- The taste has a little bit of tartness and sweetness up front with some citrus and spices as well. 

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I really enjoyed this one. Great beer!

cjgator3, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip. Bottle dated 12/8/2011.

Appearance - Loud fizz as I open the bottle and it gushes. I was quite startled and almost broke my glass. Pours a mostly clear orange body with a huge head that fades to a decent surface foam. Lacing clings to the glass, but it isn't heavy.

Smell - Biscuit malt all over. Sweet aroma with loads of esters and yeast. Citrus fruits dominate the aroma behind the malt. Grapefruit, but maybe just because of the label. A touch of funk from the yeast, but not much.

Taste - Sweet pale malt overload. So much malt that it overwhelms a lot of the fruit flavors. Tropical fruits persist in the taste, but it's less evident than in the aroma. The finish is where the wood dominates. Very woody and bitter in the finish that at least combats the sweetness, but is still too much.

Mouthfeel - After a while, the sweetness becomes too much. Sluggish to drink, especially for a saison. The bitter woody finish is tiring as well. Well carbonated, though!

Overall - Interesting concept, but it's just too big. Maybe just less malt and less wood would really make this a fascinating concept.

Alieniloquium, May 05, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one during a recent tasting! Gusher!!! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a half finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, wood, grapefruit, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, grapefruit, wood, fruit, and citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The flavor on this one was fairly well balanced and really made it easy to drink. The grapefruit aspect in this one was definitely the dominate factor going on. A really well put together brew that I would love to have more of in the future.

thagr81us, Mar 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

GRG1313, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of bierguru
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-
POURS A DEEP ORANGE WITH A THICK FLUFFY HEAD.

S -
YEAST RIGHT OUT OF THE BOTTLE. FOLLOWED BY A REAL POTENT SWEET ORANGE SCENT. SCENT IS ROUNDED OUT BY A CORIANDER GINGER COMBO

T-
REALLY SWEET ORANGE UP FRONT AND I FIND THIS TASTES TAKES OVER MOST OF THE TASTE. SLIGHT SPICY TANGY NOTES TOWARDS THE END

M -
LIGHT BODY NOT VERY BUBBLY, AND THERE IS A TINGLY SENSATION ON THE TONGUE

O -
BEER HAS POTENTIAL IF AGED. HAD THE BOTTLE FOR 3 MONTHS BEFORE I POPPED IT PROABLY WOULD BE BETTER IN ANOTHER 5 MONTHS. IF THE SWEET ORANGE PEEL TASTE FADES.

bierguru, Apr 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

reddfrogg, Aug 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

DIPADude01, Jul 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

lionssoccer13, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of jsanford
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head that settles to a slight ring. Big aromas of orange peel, grapefruit, and Belgian yeast. Reminds me of a citrus-bomb Duvel. Taste is similarly citrusy, with lots of orange, wood, and spicy coriander. Crisp, slick mouthfeel with a medium body and good carbonation. Very smooth. Overall my favorite of the Dos Costas variants!

jsanford, May 09, 2012
Photo of LiquidDegenerate
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

LiquidDegenerate, Feb 27, 2012
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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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