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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 22
Gots: 29 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterLambic on 12-16-2011)
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Photo of DaPan
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

Photo of Hermthegerm
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Coldsnack
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of JamesWn
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of lionssoccer13
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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.

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ToastySteve
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of hansgruber
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

Photo of MordorMongo
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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.

Photo of iemailjack
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Jiatlas
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Photo of adamdd
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ohtheguilt
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of HomerS
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.