Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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4.25/5 rDev +12.4%
1357th Review on BA
Bottle to CCB Snifter
I bought this in Tampa in March and have been waiting to try them. StarRaptor was that reason.
****BE WARNED THIS BOTTLE GUSHED LIKE A BANSHEE****
App- Glowing yellow in the glass with a more pronounced head to it. A little bit clearer than the Lemonwood. More cling.
Smell- A lot of the same citrus notes come forward from the use of the same ingredients. A bit more bitter from the grapefruit.
Taste- Really its the same as the lemonwood, just really kicked up in the bitter department because of the aciditic note of the grapefruit. A bit more damp than the other was more alive.
Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium prickly carbonation. Residual grapefruit and denser citrus flavors with a little bit of earthy to it.
Drink- Probably the second best of the three. It was more alive and bright then the other two.
06-17-2012 01:00:36 | More by FosterJM
4.25/5 rDev +12.4%
Schlepped back from Atlanta after a business trip, where I was delighted to find a bottle of Cigar City, among others. Cleared the luggage at 48 lbs, up 15 lbs. from when I left. Good deal. 750ML bomber split with my wife.
Pop the top, BAM! We have a bleeder! Beer splashes on my hands, all over the wood counter, & my wife is forced to use a blanket as a turniquet to stop the gushing. Dammit. Minus .4 points. Several ounces lost to out-of-control carbonation. After all that, the pour is just like the other version of Dos Costas Oeste, golden yellow with a curtain of haze...with almost no head. WTF? Aroma is huge on orange, citrus, grapefruit, & fruitiness in general.
Dos Costas Oeste, Grapefruit Wood Aged is worth the drama. Crazy fruit spills out of the glass into my yawning maw: grapefruit, lemon, orange, all cut by an umbrella of sweetness that keeps them all in check. Wood (grapefruit wood, I suppose). Zesty spiciness rains down & lights up the aftertaste. The combination is exquisite. The overcarbation that coated my home is...gone. Again, WTF? Again, dammit, somebody is drinking this fast.
This an excellent beer that I'm knocking to very good because of the rocky start.
10-30-2012 02:24:53 | More by maximum12
4.23/5 rDev +11.9%
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!
02-25-2012 05:36:51 | More by cjgator3
4.22/5 rDev +11.6%
Bottle from EBF.
Clear golden color with a hint of a haze and straw, nice fizzy head, touch of a rosy-orange hue.
Nose has a a bit of tropical fruit, maybe grapefruit but hard to really tell, with a light saw dust like wood, and again the same basic saison aromas as the lemon wood.
Taste is a bit creamy as well, more of the light saison farmhouse malt flavors and yeast, bit bready malt saison flavors, even less of the spices as the lemon wood, but there is a definite light tropical fruit flavor that starts to develop into a grapefruit guava like flavor, and that comes with a light funky yeasty flavor that the farmhouse is starting to get big. This one also brings a light wooden shelf like sawdust flavor. A hint of booze on the finish, and fairly dry.
Mouth is med bodied, good carb.
Overall pretty good, a bit better than the lemon wood as the wood and fruit come a bit more forward, as well as the farmhouse funky yeast I think.
02-07-2012 18:23:29 | More by jlindros
4.15/5 rDev +9.8%
Picked up on trip to Florida, want to thank other reviewers who mentioned it was a gusher, not as bad as some but did gush a little thank the Lord I opened it over the sink.
Pours a hazy peach like color, cloudy with a nice big off white head that falls slowly and leaves some good lace behind.
Aroma is good nice tart fruits on wheat malt base with some descent spice. Almost tart enough to believe brett was involved, nice grapefruit notes not hops like usual but I guess from the wood. Spice is nice almost whit meets saison combo going on.
Taste is like the nose which is good, wheat malt base good tart notes with grapefruit all over the place. Other fruits lemon pear and mango mingled around also. Good spice notes mingled through out the tart fruit notes also.
Mouthfeel is really good very solid medium with lightly zesty carbonation but still feels medium even with the zest.
Overall enjoyable and little different not sure but the grapefruit wood really added something to this one. Hard to believe its 9% never would of guessed that. Love this brewery almost wish I lived in Tampa.
10-09-2012 01:22:42 | More by mntlover
4.15/5 rDev +9.8%
Pours light golden color with thick rocky head. Lots of sticky lacing on sides of snifter.
Smell is of nice citrus, belgian yeast and fruit. Cinnamon and banana are present. There is some definite saison funkiness to it.
Taste is mild citrus, sweet malt and some more funk. Minimal bitterness.
Mouthfeel is richly carbonated. Very effervescent. Smooth and very drinkable.
Overall this is excellent.
03-25-2012 00:28:10 | More by TrappistJohnMD
4.13/5 rDev +9.3%
Amber copper cloudy with minimal head. Big aroma...mostly fruit but a touch of alcohol, horse blanket...but the flavors are of mild malt, beefy fruit, lemon zest, mango, minimum herbs and spice. Tasty and drinkable...could easily down a 22 oz. with happiness!!
05-28-2012 00:37:29 | More by DenverLogan
4.11/5 rDev +8.7%
At CCB on Hunahpu Eve. Pours pinkish orange with one finger head. Smells like grapefruit juice and sugar with some yeast funk. Taste is sweet with sligght tartness. Grapefruit, mango, funky yeast finish. Light mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. Very nice and very flavorful saison.
10-04-2013 11:53:37 | More by BMMillsy
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
A lovely amber/golden in color with a white head that reduces to about a quarter inch in my glass.
Earthy and lighty spicy aroma, more subtle than the cedar version. Woody, too.
This beer has a sour hint that I didn't detect in the cedar version. It's quite nice, pairing with ginger and other spice favors. There's a hint of alcohol in this one as opposed to no clue in the cedar version of this beers high strength. I've never had a beer aged on grapefruit wood, but I'm guessing that's the source of the citrus flavor.
Nice body, almost creamy.
Overall this is also excellent and may be a better choice for those who find the cedar to be too powerful.
03-18-2012 02:55:57 | More by Shaw
4.08/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a 10 oz chalice.
A- pours a hazy light orange with a 2 finger fizzy white head. Thick waves of small bubbles fade quickly on the glass.
S- lots of lemon and spices with more citrus (possibly guava but not real familiar with the fruit).
T- starts off tart with lots of citrus, mainly lemon, coming in shortly after. Some sweetness in the middle with a bitter, slightly astringent finish.
M- light body, high carbonation. This beer is a little over carbonated for my liking.
O- good saison but the over carbonation takes away some of the enjoyment of this beer for me.
06-27-2012 00:59:15 | More by kawilliams81
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
A: The beer is very hazy golden yellow-orange in color. It poured with a two finger high white head
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of grapefruit and other tropical fruits.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some flavors of grapefruit and wood. The grapefruit doesn’t taste like that you would expect from West Coast hops, but for some strange reason reminds me more of a fruity flavor I had at the dentist as a kid when getting a fluoride treatment.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very nice saison and the grapefruit wood aging adds interesting aromas and flavors.
06-30-2012 18:38:42 | More by metter98
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color (with almost a glow to it) with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a two finger tall dense off-white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Strong aromas of funky barnyard and cheese that I associate with a good saison. Moderate notes of citrus and citrus rind that are underneath the funkiness. Additionally there are some notes of wood from the aging.
T: Very pleasant strong funky flavor with some light amounts of sourness. The yeast contributes some spicy notes and the presence of wood can be noted.
M: Slightly fuller than medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Extremely dry.
O: Very well balanced and a beer that I really enjoyed... I enjoyed sipping on this one for quite a while and it has just enough of the funkiness to really hit my palate.
07-01-2012 11:38:27 | More by dbrauneis
Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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