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Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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Photo of rudzud
1.65/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Shared this with JLindros and BPK59...pains me to review this and the other 2 Dos Costas as they clearly had an issue with them either in storage before being traded to me, or in the bottling line. Poured into a standard tulip.

A - Well, atleast this one didnt errupt like a fountain. Slow gusher poured a hazy golden hue with a light thin white blanket of a head.

S - WTF...TONs of funk and well, burnt peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. What on earth...

T - Yep, I think this is my first 1. Stuff tastes like burnt peanut butter. No other way to say it but some how, for some reason the liquid that comes from this bottle is liquid peanutbutter...

M - Mouthfeel is average for a saison, nothing special.

O - Did someone along the line accidentally label a bottle of Snack Attack as Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon? This is a completely undrinkable beer. Just disgusting.

rudzud, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -46.5%

largadeer, Feb 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -46.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of nlmartin
2.03/5  rDev -45.7%
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.

nlmartin, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of DIPADude01
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

DIPADude01, Jul 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

st9647v3, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Rifugium, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of jeonseh
3/5  rDev -19.8%
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.

jeonseh, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -19.8%

acurtis, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Blanco
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

-NESTO-, Sep 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

pperez38, Aug 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

CypherEnigma, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

pixieskid, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

TrickkyGangsta, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
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

bigfnjoe, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

jmarsh123, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of jsurfs82
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

jsurfs82, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

beernads, May 08, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of MastaShonuf
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

MastaShonuf, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to Earlycsquid for sharing this one.

Bottled 12/2011.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with lemon and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that smells and tastes fairly old after almost 2 years in the bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of DCon
3.43/5  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...

DCon, May 07, 2012
Photo of jburchett
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jburchett, Feb 11, 2012
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Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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