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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

190 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%

fehrminator, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of rudzud
2.28/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Shared this with JLindros and BPK59...pains me to review this and the other 2 Dos Costas as they clearly had an issue with them either in storage before being traded to me, or in the bottling line. Poured into a standard tulip.

A - Yeah, to hell with this beer. I'd barely touched the bottle opener to the cap when this thing launched a 4 foot geyser of beer ala coke and mentos. I lost 80% of the beer, wearing 40% of it and getting to see JLindros dodge the other 40%. What little was left did pour a hazy golden hue with a thin white blanket for a head.

S - Funk, grapefruit rind. Ehhh

T - Taste is funk, alot of it. Theres minimal grapefruit quality with a very weird, lingering aftertaste that I cant figure out.

M - Flat and ethanol.

O - Lost 80% of the beer, hooray. Seriously, to hell with this one. It appears this beer is erupting for EVERYONE, I'm baffled as to why people give this a good number when they lose atleast half their beer. Just insane.

rudzud, Aug 17, 2012
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2.4/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Shame on me for not reading earlier reviews. Worst experience with a beer ever. 750 ml bottle and lucky if I saves 200 ml. Not to mention a pissed off gf as this got all over her laptop. Anyway, is this even worth a review?

A- Murky, turbid orange brew. Fairly well carbed, uh, yea. Head big but fizzes away quick. Whatever.

S- All kinda of stuff in the nose. Coriander, orange peels, a little lemon and you deff pick up the grapefruit. Has a saison yeast quality that is typical of the style. Maybe a little funk but not much.

T- Taste is like the nose. Coriander, ginger, but a nasty artificial taste. Almost like lemon pledge. There is some grapefruit taste partially behind the table cleaner spray. Also the booze isn't masked as well as it could be from CC and the Breury.

M- Mouth is light to medium bodied. Surprisingly it feels low carbed. Probably because it all left my bottle upon opening.

O- Obviously I'm pretty bitter about this beer because of the absurd gushing, the 6-7 ounces I was able to save, and the 17$ I paid for it. But it mostly wasn't enjoyable either. The nose was decent but that's all. Epic fail. Horrible, horrible FAIL.

haazer, Oct 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was served in a wide mouthed goblet.

Ap- The body of the beer is a clear orange coloration. The head was white and resolved far too quickly.

S- A musty yeasty sweet orange citrus and pith aroma, gentle pepperyness and a hint of vanilla.

T- The flavors of the beer are on the sweet side to begin things. Sweet orange and citrus zest, peppery corriander, and musty yeast. The beer finishes on the dry side but seems far too sweet to begin.

M- The body is light and the carbonation is lazy and frankly needs to be kicked up about 4 notches.

O- Not a bad stab at a saison. The beers abit too sweet and the carbonation needs to be steeped up a little.

nlmartin, Mar 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

ajzy, Jul 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

drummermattie02, Mar 22, 2013
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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
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2.73/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into a TBBC pint glass.

Or at least the remnants of the bottle. Wish I had read reviews first. This one was an immediate gusher, at least 8 inches of frothy funky volcano as soon as opened. Lost at least 2/3 of the bottle onto the counter & sink.

It looks like a nasty, opaque beer soup. Smells of funk, barnyard, horse blanket, with a touch of some citrus. Taste follows, but the infected funk overwhelms any other flavors that may or may not be in there.

I'm always torn about reviewing an obviously infected beer. But after reading the high number of reviews here that reflect bottles with issues, I doubt that I will be buying another.

macrosmatic, Jan 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Collin for yet another enjoyable CCB brew. This one was a violent gusher, and I lost a good 1/4 of the bottle upon cracking it up. Poured into Lost Abbey "Sinners and Saints" tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color with a very nice and consistent white frothy head. Good lacing as the beer settles.

Nose: Bright citrus shines quite well upon first whiff. It continues to be a big part. Some smells of funk, but not much "horse blanket". More on the spicy/citrus side of the Saison scale. A good amount of Belgian like sweetness and spice support the biting grapefruit/lemon.

Taste: Has quite the healthy pale malt base, but the sharpness of the grapefruit character cuts through that well. Decent balance, but this beer comes off kind of awkward and clunky. Doesn't have a whole lot of subtle notes, just big in your face flavors that wrestle for attention. Spice coming through, with some mild hop bitterness, and quite dry.

Mouth: Like I mentioned in the taste section, this beer isn't as subtle as I was hoping it would be. Carbonation is there, but it's failing to support too big a burden.

Drink and overall: Interesting beer, not easy to drink. I struggled to drink the 3/4 of a bottle I had, would have been nice to share with someone. I like the idea of the three different treatments on this beer, and the grapefruit expression was 10x better than cedar.

MarcatGSB, May 18, 2012
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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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