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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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Photo of sandiego67
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I received this bottle as an extra in a trade. As others have reported, it was a huge gusher and most of it spilled over my kitchen countertop, I turned a 750 ml bottle into a 12 oz serving.

Interesting beer if you like citrusy belgian-style beers.

Not interested enough to give a full review.

sandiego67, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Hermthegerm
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Hermthegerm, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Coldsnack
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Coldsnack, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of JamesWn
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JamesWn, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of lionssoccer13
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

lionssoccer13, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 26, 2013
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 rydev24
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

rydev24, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of ToastySteve
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ToastySteve, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of hansgruber
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

hansgruber, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of oglmcdgl
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

oglmcdgl, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

yourefragile, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of MordorMongo
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
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
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
Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +5.8%

iemailjack, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Jiatlas
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Jiatlas, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Lare453, Jan 08, 2013
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 adamdd
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

adamdd, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of ohtheguilt
3/5  rDev -20.6%

ohtheguilt, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of HomerS
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

HomerS, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

warnerry, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of rolive
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

rolive, Dec 02, 2012
Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.