Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
Thanks to DrAwkward82 for sharing this one at jmgrub's birthday tasting.
Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, grapefruit, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a citrus-forward flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has some interesting aromas and flavors.
02-26-2013 02:18:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
Thanks for sharing this one, too, Jake.
Probably the best of the three bottled variations, despite spewing beer everywhere. Cloudy orange in color with a white head. Good grapefruit aroma, plenty of wood, grass, and yeast. A little bit of biscuit malt in there, too. The flavor has a nice dryness to it. Biscuit malts, yeast, and plenty of wood and grapefruit. Not quite as peppery as the other versions. Just a bit of grass and bitterness on the finish.
08-04-2012 21:20:31 | More by womencantsail
3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
A: another gusher. The lemon spiral version also gushed for me. Thin head on a murky orange/golden body.
S: orange and grapefruit citrus, more tart than sweet with hint of corriander and lemon and some belgian yeast.
T: fairly syrupy quality to the citrus with lemon, grapefruit and orange. Nice balance between tartness and sweetness. Nice Belgian presence with yeast and herbs rounding out the finish. Very similar finish to the cedar and lemon versions.
M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation. not a very dry finish, definitely more moist than expected for the style.
Overall: I now have had all three of this series. For strong saisons these are very drinkable and very flavorful with excellent Belgian character.
11-08-2012 05:40:20 | More by kylehay2004
4.58/5 rDev +21.2%
A - This one gushes out of the bottle on opening, even worse than the lemon wood one did. After losing about 1/3 of the bottle, it pours a hazy, golden color with one finger of white foam on top. The head settles at a moderate pace butq leaves little lace,
S - A spicy aroma of wheat, black pepper, turpentine, mango, and lemongrass.
T - Bready malt up front with a sweet and sour note that whets the palate. A distinct lime note in the middle with lemongrass and pepper. Finishes with funky tartness, pepper, mango, and key lime pie.
M - Medium thick body, high carbonation, and a balanced finish.
D - Quite complex, and difficult to pin down. I can say for sure that is has a very differ character than the lemon wood aged version, which I had as part of the same tasting. What is unexpected is that it has a distinctly lime character rather than grapefruit, whereas the lemon wood version had identifiable lemon notes. Of the two, I slightly prefer this one, and while both were very impressive, this has and oddly satisfying balance of flavors that makes me wish that half the bottle hadn't jumped out onto the floor as soon as we popped the cap.
11-08-2012 05:42:56 | More by nickfl
3.93/5 rDev +4%
Thanks to donttazemebro for this extra. After cleaning up the giant mess this made when it erupted all over Edward's floor I managed to get a bit into my wine glass.
A - As I said, it's an explosive gusher. Big white foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and stray splotches of lace. Hazy apricot body.
S - Slightly lactic, with plenty of the advertised ginger and citrus peel. There's a touch of vanilla sweetness, but the yeast profiles more as American than 'farmhouse', as there's not much spicy of phenolic character. Adjuncts rule the day here.
T - The taste is also dominated by ginger, tangy grapefruit citrus, and oaky vanilla, and there's some sweet stone fruit malts to support all the added ingredients. Thankfully, whatever caused the violent eruption of beer doesn't contribute any off-putting infected flavors. Fairly refreshing.
M - Dry, medium body, with refreshing zesty carbonation, and a juicy texture mid-palate. Alcohol is very well-hidden.
D - Easy to drink beer - I wish a third of it hadn't ended up on the floor as it was a nice beer for a hot summer day. Never would have guessed this was 9% either.
06-26-2012 17:16:53 | More by MasterSki
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
4/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
07-06-2012 01:18:41 | More by Mora2000
3.58/5 rDev -5.3%
From 06/08/12 notes. Had at Churchkey in DC. Sampled next to the grapefruit version.
a - Pours a hazy yellow color with a few white bubbles and low carbonationi evident.
s - Smells of wood, spices, wheat, grapefruit, bread, light citrus and fruit. Light citrus and grapefruit but no where near as good or as strong as the lemon version.
t - Tastes of grapefruits, citrus hops, cedar, wood, fruity malts, spices, coriander. Again, not as strong as the lemon.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Doesn't feel like 9% ABV.
o - Overall a nice saison, though I preferred the lemon version. I felt the lemon version was stronger and showcased the lemon more than this did for the grapefruit, and I also tend to prefer lemon. Worth cehcking out and cool to do side by side, but I'd go with the lemon.
06-20-2012 19:01:59 | More by mdfb79
Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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