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Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 17
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-19-2012 17:51:14 | More by GrindFatherBob
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 23:30:18 | More by smakawhat
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babaracas

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber with one finger of quick fading white foam, settles to a thin ring with a few dots left on the glass. Smell: yeasty bread with semi-alcoholic pear, floral (and a little decorative soap-y), notes of orange zest and coriander. Taste: graininess and soft red delicious apple sweetness, into orange juice and sweet pickled ginger, into ripe pear with pepper and coriander, finishing with candied lemon peel and again a little pickled ginger. Medium-plus bodied with somewhat sparse but forceful carbonation. Seemed less attenuated than the cedar aged but didn't have them side by side. This one seems like less of a match to saison, but it's very tasty. Dec 13 2011 bottling.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 05:40:22 | More by babaracas
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 19:42:27 | More by cvm4
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in godblet. (Chimay signature glass) Vintage bottle dated November 2011.

Appearance: A cloudy orange, heavy heavy bubbles on the body with

Smell: Has a sweet orange smell, honestly one sniff isn't enough. It doesn't make love your nostrils like some other saison but on quality if the hit its more than enough.

Taste: complexity at it's finest, just a little bit sweet with a orange skin feel and no doubt a little bit of lemon. Has lift bitterness and a dose of sour that literally quenches your thirst.

Mouth: medium and smooth, goes down too easy. Zesty finish at the end feels like pure lemon skin coming off a hint dry.

Overall: This is the almost perfect warm weather beer. No joke, paired with a nice cigar in your back yard you really don't need nothing else. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 20:49:59 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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warnerry

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 23:01:19 | More by warnerry
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an apricot color with one fingered head that dissipates pretty quickly. No lacing.

Lots of cinnamon and spice in the aroma. Very inviting smell. A little horse blanket funkiness to the smell too.

Taste is sweet and spicy up front. Hints of ripe fruit. I can taste a hint of pickle juice too. Funk is there and good bit of bitterness in the finish.

This is very dry with average carbonation.

Overall I enjoyed this very much.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 00:36:38 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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Rizalini

Nevada

4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My parents brought me back this bottle from Florida, dated December 2011, and poured into a Deschutes goblet. CAUTION - This one was a bottle bomb! Totally gushed as soon as I popped the cap, so have caution and open over the sink.

A - Pours a beautiful hazy golden orange, with a fluffy off-white colored head. No lacing left behind as I sip on this one.

S - The smell is a slightly sour funky acidic alcohol aroma, with some citrus notes mixed in.

T/M - The beginning of the taste is an acidic lemon zest, the medium opens up to the orange and a little ginger spice. The end of the taste is a little herbal with some slight corriander notes, but not big! Light, very bubbly mouthfeel. Finishes clean and crisp.

O - I am not an expert in this style by far, but this is tasty. I never had a pallate for this style, but I will finish this one. The underlying funk isn't overpowering, but rather complements the other characteristics. All the aspects play nice with each other, and there is no alcohol present at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 20:32:05 | More by Rizalini
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mverity

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

06-24-2013 02:22:59 | More by mverity
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biniek13

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

08-16-2012 17:31:03 | More by biniek13
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

09-16-2012 20:37:34 | More by alamode
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 22:06:38 | More by tdm168
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

05-29-2013 19:25:34 | More by DrIPA
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reddfrogg

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

08-02-2012 16:19:26 | More by reddfrogg
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LiquidDegenerate

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

02-27-2012 01:05:31 | More by LiquidDegenerate
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

06-03-2012 16:37:09 | More by JohnQVD
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

07-01-2013 13:07:19 | More by mendvicdog
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7%

05-26-2013 04:11:20 | More by FUwolfpacker
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manutdfan

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

05-27-2013 17:54:07 | More by manutdfan
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

11-04-2012 15:15:25 | More by cosmonick
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

07-29-2012 22:10:43 | More by aasher
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev +7%

01-13-2013 23:59:23 | More by MordorMongo
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

05-14-2012 19:39:07 | More by ncaudle
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roadhouse

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

03-14-2012 03:54:01 | More by roadhouse
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7%

06-05-2013 02:32:49 | More by wisrarebeer
Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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