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Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 16
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 156 | Reviews: 48
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Photo of warnerry
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy orange/brown with three fingers of off-white head. Head has very good retention and leaves some lacing.

S - White grapes, yeast funk, a bit of coriander and orange zest with faint wood notes.

T - Surprisingly malty up front. Otherwise the taste is similar to the smell but with a much stronger wood presence, which adds to the dryness of the taste. Also more citrus in the taste than the smell. Pretty tasty, but would be better if the malts were more subdued to yield a crisper taste.

M - Medium-full mouthfeel is pretty smooth with a dy finish and a lingering wood presence.

O - Nice flavors in thus saison, but I think it is just a bit too heavy on the malt, which makes it less refreshing than it could be. The wood elements are nice though, and I look forward to trying the grapefruit wood version.

Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a hint of lemon in it, as well as some biscuit malt and maybe a little bit of cedar or other wood. The flavor is similar, with some subtle lemon notes coming through at the front. I also get some biscuit and toffee malt, as well as some Belgian yeast. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I tried the Grapefruit, Cedar and Lemon versions of this beer on the same night and this one was the most subtle in terms of both aroma and flavor. Now, to find some way to try the Orange version.

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes.Appearance: Smell: Sour and over ripe fruit. Taste: Starts with a touch of tart, light fruit, peach, lemon, green apple, with sweetness in the background and a pleasant hop accent. Mouthfeel: The carbonation is very fine and soft with a medium light body.

Photo of jeonseh
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Hazy orange lemon with small off white head 3

S - Orange, lemon, coriander, bit sweeter than expected 3

T - Lemon, bubblegum, slight wheat. Lemon comes across in the backend with a light tartness. Slightly Belgianrsque with the bubblegum. Also got some dark fruit sweeetness

MF - Medium carbonation but a thick body with more syrupiness than I'd expect

O - Much sweeter than I'd like in a Saison. It just has too much going in and it doesn't meld together well.

Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Light orange with a foamy head. Lacey.Less funky than the cedar, yet still a farmhouse taste. Some funk aroma. Smooth and mellow despite the lemon taste, this is not like lemon mashed in. Yeast significant. Undercarbonated.

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this.

A - copper-gold with 1/2" of white, soft head that has decent retention

S - yeasty, funky, white grapes, wine

T - apple, pear, coriander, ginger, lemon, winy, a bit tart

M - viscousy, crisp, winy, medium bodied

This is a decent beer. It's got good flavor, but it's a bit viscous and winy. White wine fans will love this one.

Photo of socon67
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours orange with lively foam. Visible carbonation. No lacing of note. Cloudy appearance.

S - Scents of lemongrass, peppery spice, and a slight yeasty scent. Reminded me of lemon\pepper marinade.

T - Just an awesome flavor of fresh lemon citrus, peppery spice, and a tartness with a dash of grain. As a lover of citrus flavors, this was a homerun.

M - Smooth, well blended, and a spicy bite at the end to contrast with puckering tartness.

O - Love both breweries, and was not disappointed. My friend picked up the cedar aged variant. Curious if it is as good.

Photo of cjgator3
4.37/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

A- Poured into a Cigar City tulip glass. Pours an amber color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is fruity malt with orange peel, lemon, spices and yeast. The aroma Ishmael a lot of citrusy notes. Smells awesome, can't wait to try!

T- The taste is fantastic! The taste has some malt and yeast flavors along with some citrus and coriander as well.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, this is an excellent beer from two fantastic breweries.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Bottle dated 12/13/2011.

Appearance - Not a gusher like the Grapefruit. Pours a mostly clear orange body with a small head. Swirls on the surface, but no real lacing.

Smell - Again, biscuit malt all over. Sweet aroma with loads of esters and yeast. Citrus fruits dominate the aroma behind the malt. I feel like I smell lemon, but I probably don't. No real funk but it's estery.

Taste - It's still a lot of pale malt, but this one doesn't seem as bad as the grapefruit. It's sweet, but I feel like more flavors come through. Perhaps a touch fruitier than the aroma. The wood is much less prevalent in this one, but I still kinda get some lemon. What does lemon wood taste like anyway?

Mouthfeel - I dunno. It should be just as sluggish as the grapefruit. Maybe I'm more tolerant today. I still wish it was lighter, but it's not that tough to drink. Not as bitter or woody in the finish.

Overall - Still a malt overload, but it seems more balanced in this one. I'm probably completely wrong and it probably tastes the same. Who knows.

Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one during a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow-orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, wood, fruit, and very subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, lemon rine, wood, fruit, tobacco, and subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. Out of the three, this one was my least favorite. It really just seemed a little off to me. Still a solid brew, but just lacking from the other two. Still worth trying if you get the chance though.

Photo of smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle numerous times into a small snifter at Churchkey. Much thanks to Ed you are awesome!

Orange body hits with incredbile clarity, much like a tangerine, presented with a real nice white collar that always sticks around.

The nose on this beer is incredible. First hints of cedar wood sense, mixing with a splintery action. Sour lemon turns into juicy sour orange sense, with tangerine. Zesty, and fresh, citrus oils just explode with an incredible balance with the wood sense. Absolute friggin magic.

Malt sweetness comes on the palate first, with mild honey. Then the notes on the nose come, fruit orange quality, and zesty character. After taste hits with a quick spice of hot pepper on the finish also. Mouthfeel hits all the right notes, nothing exceptional just real solid.

I could nose this beer all day, in fact I would rather shove it up my nose than drink it. But who wants to do that? More!

Photo of jsanford
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head that settles to a slight ring. Big aromas of orange and lemon peel, wood, and crisp malt. The strong lemon character carries into the taste, along with lots of wood. Quite bitter, but I kinda like it. A bit Pine Sol-y, and a bit hot. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a medium body and good carbonation. Better then the Cedar version, but not as good as the Grapefruit.

Photo of jmarsh123
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours hazy orange with a big white head. Good retention and excellent lacing.

A little lemon and citrus in the aroma, but is drowned out a bit by an abundance of coriander and white pepper.

Big lemon peel flavor up front with a little bit of pepper underneath. As the lemon fades though massive amounts of coriander take over and it finishes musty with too much spice. Grassy and herbal throughout the finish.

Good medium body with carbonation levels a bit below average creating a silky mouthfeel. Alcohol burn is present, but subdued.

I'd really like to like this series, if they wouldn't overspice everything. There is some good stuff going on here and the first few sips are good, but soon spice consumes everything and makes it hard to finish a pour.

Photo of Vec2267
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - murky, straw to orange in color, frothy head that falls quickly, nice lace retention, lots of bubbles

S - ginger, citrus, slight alcohol

T - spice dominates (coriander/pepper), very dry/tart with a nice malty balance, citrus notes, no hop presence (unless that is the pepper bite)

M - medium in body, carbonation fades quickly

O - a complex swirl of flavors without anything getting out of hand

Not my favorite style. I prefer sweet to tart. Even so, I've not liked Bruery beers in the past because I though they were over the top sweet. This has much more balance.

Photo of Kmccabe33
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice looking beer, very light but heavy head, very similar to champagne from my memory.

S- Smell you instantly get the lemon and the oak flavors. Hints of citrus are pretty overpowering.

T- I can instantly taste the wood and dryness, citrus and savory flavors.

M- Very thin and champagne esque, Drying effect at the end.

O- Ehhhh I enjoy it but wouldn't get if I had the opportunity. I usually lean more towards funky saisons versus savory and this is more savory.

Photo of cbutova
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another interesting Cigar City creation. Reviewed from notes.

A- Fairly hazy orange body with a big frothy white head. Good cap retention and a big cloud and ring remain leaving a ton of lace.

S- Lots of coriander up front and a peppercorn feel as well, might just be too much coriander or the yeast. Beyond that is a big lemon and orange citrus feel.

T- Large amount of the coriander/peppercorn/spice feel follows in the flavor. Orange, ginger and lemon zesty citrus fruit backs this nicely. Slight alcohol with some grassy and herbal hints.

MF- Creamy, moderately thick body. Somewhat silky with lower-end carbonation. Fairly bitter finish.

The added ingredients are a bit much but don't turn me off that badly, it makes things interesting but doesn't make the beer amazing.

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750 into a Duvel tulip

A- pours a very hazy orange with a two finger pure white head. It looks pretty nice...maybe a little too much haze

S- light lemon aroma. Not a ton going on here, though

T- ginger, a little coriander, a little lemon....doesn't know what the hell it is. Confusing

M- for a saison, it's on the thick side. No bueno

O- on one hand, the wood doesn't add nearly as overwhelming a flavor as the grapefruit wood did. On the other hand...it lets the mess of a base beer come through more

Photo of CFC_HeadHUNTER
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served bottle poured into a delirium tremens snifter

A - For me this was a classic example of a saison color and clarity. Orangey deep yellow color that poured cloudy with a significant amount of carbonation (exemplified by the almost champagne burst when opened).

S - Boozy sour nose. Definitely has a sour orange citrusy funk the "singes the nostrils" a bit.

T - Sour patch candy feel. Familiar funky saison profile with a sweeter sip. The lemon wood again is apparent with the overall sour citrus taste. Has that high alcohol boozy throat to the finish. For me this is a one serving beer. The large format bottle is best split 3 ways.

M - Great smooth mouthfeel. The sour candy taste makes you want to drink this ale fast. Almost need to remind yourself of the ABV on this one.

O - Never have been the biggest saison fan but overall this is a more than decent example. The beer is tangy, sweet and surprisingly drinkable considering the stats. Love collaboration efforts and this one is for sure worth the price and hangover.

Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from EBF.

Clear golden color with a hint of a haze and straw, nice fizzy head.

Nose has a touch of a wood and some light lemon, like cleaning my wooden cutting board with lemon pledge, a touch of a saison like farmhouse malt hint bready, and bit of spices like coriander and citrus.

Taste is a bit creamy, more hint of lemon zested wood but barely, light saison farmhouse malt flavors and yeast, bit bready malt saison flavors, hint of spices again coriander and maybe allspice, fairly dry but a nice juicy malt taste. A hint of booze on the finish, and fairly dry.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb.

Overall not bad, my first of the three so I'll have to see how it compares to the other two.

Photo of Rifugium
2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden yellow pour, slightly hazy, with a fizzy white head that dissipated almost completely; minimal lacing. Muted aroma, pale malts, distant detergent-like citrus notes, toasted grains. Light and bland on the palate, reflecting the aroma for the most part, grainy, light bready malts, hints of lemongrass, light spice, musty grass. Light body, moderate carbonation, fairly drying, thin flavor, thin mouthfeel, drank almost like water, which is good and bad, alcohol almost undetectable. Unfortunately, I got more Bruery and less CC, so...meh.

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Jake.

Hazy golden orange color with a huge white head. The lemon certainly comes through, as does yeast and a strong pepper aroma. A mild spiciness, some lemongrass, and a touch of straw. The flavor has a good balance of sweetness from the bready malt and dryer, more earthy characteristics. Plenty of lemon, wood, lemongrass, straw, and pepper to make things interesting. Good yeastiness on the flavor as well.

Photo of FosterJM
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1356th Review on BA
Bottle to CCB Snifter
750ml

I bought this in Tampa in March and have been waiting to try them. StarRaptor was that reason.

****BE WARNED THIS BOTTLE GUSHED LIKE A BANSHEE****

App- Picture the beer the same color as the logo on the bottle. A bright and vibrant orange with a yellow hue and a bit of a cuvee color. A small quick receding head was there and then gone.

Smell- A lot of lemon on the nose (Duh!) I expected this. Very fruit forward and a good amount of earthy hay as well. Very pleasant.

Taste- Lemon forward again, but thats what I was going for. A bit oaky for a saison and a little bit of damp earthy grass to balance it all out.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium lush carbonation. Residual lemon and citrus flavors with a little bit of earthy to it.

Drink- Probably the best of the three. It was more alive and bright then the other two.

Photo of DCon
3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Shared a 750mL bottle of this w/ friends from the Royale in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Yellow Labeled bottle w/ both The Bruery & Cigar City's brands on it into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Does not have a freshness date but came straight from Hunahpu's Day.

Aroma- Lemon comes up with a light amount of acidity. The nose was very weak and subtle with this variation of the Dos Costas Oeste.

Appearance- Pours a less then measurable head and dies quickly. Has a golden, light hazy body and leaves no lacing but a few suds on the side.

Flavor- Orange comes up at first and then easy going malts. Very soft characteristics in this Saison and finishes dry with no hops or bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, Creamy, and malts are left on the palate.

Overall Impression- This is the 1st of the 3 Dos Costas Oeste we are enjoying and I'm hoping for some better character and Saison attribute in the next two. Too light and not enough lemonwood (as stated in the label). Would not dis this one, just not a top Saison and something that seems like it would come from these two breweries...

Photo of cvm4
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a really orangeish amber. Bubbly eggshell head.

S - Sweet malts, yeast, juicy citrus and dry spices.

T - The ginger really comes out to me above all other flavors. Spices just dominate the palette and afterwards the beer settles into sweet citrus and malts. Hops aren't really a factor. I'm guessing here but I believe I detect the lemonwood on the finish.

M - A heavier body than most saisons I've had. High carbonation and finishes wet.

O - An interesting mix of flavors here. Not sure I'd change much about the beer. Everything just compliments one another.

Photo of nlmartin
2.02/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer was chilled very cold in order to minimize the gusher potential. The beer was served in a snifter and allowed to warm up to a proper drinking temperature.

A- The body of the beer is a hazy golden coloration. The head was a short lived white coloration. The head quickly died and no lacing is noted on my glass. The carbonation is very minimal.

S- The aroma of the beer gives a brief ginger aroma giving way to lemon and lemon wood sweet maltyness finishes the aroma.

T- The flavor of the beer is initially sweet almost caramel, ginger, lemongrass and a bit of lemon flavor.

M- The body of the beer is medium and the carbonation is very limp almost to the point of still.

O- Low marks for this beer. The aromas and the flavor leave me wanting alot more. The body of the beer is near still. Perhaps the quality control measures for this beer are off. Take this one back to the drawing board.

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Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.