Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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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
4.1/5 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
3.43/5 rDev -9.3%
A-cloudy dirty gold with a nice cream colored head
S-musk, orange peel. belgian spices. some ginger
T-comes in with a biting taste of orange peel and some belgian spices. definitely has somewhat of a subtle saison funk to it, though very light. it has a bite of ginger. its complex, though not too balanced. this is unique for sure.
M-medium carbonation with a dry finish
O-extremely disappointed with these two breweries. it tastes like an american version of a strong belgian pale ale. really, this was OK, i enjoyed it...but i don't want it again. not a good saison. i think they tried way too hard and added too many ingredients...it is what i call the Dogfish effect. i won't get this again.
03-13-2012 16:06:03 | More by AdamBear
4.25/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
03-10-2012 03:39:11 | More by thagr81us
2.5/5 rDev -33.9%
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.
03-03-2012 15:12:43 | More by nlmartin
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
Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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