Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.29%
Wants: 15
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: babaracas on 02-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Mikkeller bar in København. Felt weird about ordering an American beer, but running into Cigar City in Texas doesn't happen so I had to do it.

The beer has a huge white head. Took the bartender a bit to get a servable pour. Hazy yellow body. Laces like a champ.

Cedar and orange dominate on the nose.

Oh wow, the cedar harmonizes with the big citrus fruitiness much more than the Zhukov I had from this cedar series. There is some grassy funkiness going on. Has a slight sourness to it.

Light and prickly on the tongue.

The cedar might cut down on the complexity of this beer since it is so prevalent, but it is flat out amazing so screw it. I don't really care.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light orange-yellow color with a white head. As expected from a cedar-aged Cigar City beer, this beer smells like a humidor. I get a ton of cedar in the aroma with hardly anything else coming through. The flavor is more complex. I obviously get some strong cedar in the flavor, but there is also a good bit of dark fruit and toffee, as well as some lemon. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lateral tasting with bottles from Lueken Liquors. Funky aroma, the funk stays in the taste and is moderated by some grapefruit and lemon and the wood. Very good very spicy flavour, but you have to tolerate the barnyard. Good drinkability.Full mouthfeel, carbonation significant

Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle

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

S- The aroma is fruity malt, citrus, orange peel, hints of spices and some cedar notes as well.

T- The taste is really interesting. Malt up front with bitter orange peel and hops in the finish. The taste is very citrusy.

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

O- Overall, this is another solid beer from Cigar City. 

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep burnt orange with a small white head. Decent retention.

Smell - Cedar. Kinda peppery. More cedar. Then some cedar. Might be some pale malts in there, too.

Taste - And the cedar continues. Some malts, but really, it's all cedar. Slightly sweet with some fruitiness. Bitter, woody finish.

Mouthfeel - Overly woody, but it doesn't feel as heavy as other variants. Bitter, too.

Overall - The beer is lost. Way too much wood.

Photo of thagr81us
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | 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 with a one finger pure white head that subsided minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, fruit, wood, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, cedar, citrus, fruit, and citrus hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The flavor on this one was pretty nice and really well balanced. The aroma was pretty nice and very inviting. Really glad I got the chance to try this one as I missed it due to my accident.

Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Don for sharing, and schlepping this all the way from Florida. Quick review transcribed from written notes.

Pours a nice sun-kissed orange color, light haze, and a lasting layer of foam on top that deposits some spotty lace here and there.

Subtle aromas of light yeast and phenolic spice, everyone was saying "so cedary" but I didn't pick up much woodiness at all really. To note: wasn't a fan of the cedar-aged Jai Alai either.

Flash of sweetness at first, some tangy note of cedar (apparently), ginger, long dry finish with lingering bready notes. A burly, chewy full bodied saison, it steamrolled the palate and was hard to recalibrate afterwards. Overall though, I can't really say I enjoyed it all that much, but it was fun to try. Thanks again Don!

Photo of jsanford
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head and slight ring. Crisp aromas of sweet malt, orange peel, coriander, and cedar. Lots of cedar carries through to the taste, along with orange peel, spices, and a good amount of alcohol heat. Mouthfeel is slick, with a medium body and good carbonation. Not bad, perhaps a touch too much cedar in this one, it overwhelms everything else.

Photo of Immortale25
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium gold color with a 1/2 inch head that slightly retains before crouching down to an 1/8 inch head and dots of surface foam. Moderate lacing.

S- Cedar so fragrant it stabs your nose in a nice way. Also the usual tobacco notes.

T- Jeez. You think they used enough cedar in this? It's so overpowering, that's all one can really taste. And it's not the cedar that compliments the hops so well in the Humidor series Jai Alai. It's more pronounced making it taste like you're licking a cigar box plus is more astringent. It blends badly with the high amount of booze as well. Sort of a band-aid flavor also. Plus, there's no indication of saison yeast.

M- Dry and unimpressive. Also stings a bit. Medium carbonation.

O- I was so psyched to have my first CCB/Bruery collaboration but it's just cedar overload. It smells good, but the taste and mouthfeel are certainly lacking. I can only hope the lemon wood aged is better.

Photo of hopkrid
4.31/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Perfect blend of the cedar. No alcohol for 9%

Photo of mntlover
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy golden color with smaller white head that falls to a ring with some lace left behind.

Aroma is nice sweet malts with sweet orange to start then gives way to tart lemon, pepper and light funk with a side of cedar thrown in for good measure. Very aromatic and nice.

Taste is more tart then aroma malt sweetness is hit right away by the lemon, peppery and ginger notes with cedar showing up in the finish with some light funk. Funny how I didn't notice the ginger in the nose until I tasted it. Nice brew interesting without being over the top.

Mouthfeel is lighter for a 9% brew, probably feels lighter because of the overly peppy carbonation. Which I usually do not like, but seems to fit this brew well.

Overall enjoying this one, almost makes one wish they lived in Tampa.

Photo of cbutova
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pint glass pour with a clear orange golden body. Creamy white head forms to one finger. Retention is decent and a nice cloud stays behind. Good lace patches.

S- Jesus Cedar bomb madness. Like a big tree fell into the fermenter. Smoky and extremely piney hurrah.

T- Holy palate attack. Like a cedar tree has been soaking on my lips for an eternity. Seriously the wood is a destroyer. I just taste woody piney forest of eternity. Some orange and citrus comes through but caramel helps. Has an extreme peppercorn quality.

MF- Slightly watery moderately carbonated body. Extreme cedar bitter pine doom destroyed the palate.

Jesus the cedar. Really too intense at times.

Photo of bigfnjoe
2.79/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter. I hated the two "fruit wood" aged versions...what about the base cedar aged?

A- pours a light, semi-transparent orange with a one finger pure white head. Now that's a nice looking beer.

S- getting a lot of cedar in the nose...very fragrant. Not very appealing, actually

T- the cedar lends a very floral taste to this, and I do not like it at all. And the thing is, that's the overwhelming flavor. I got pretty much none of the base beer at all.

M- body is pretty thin...I'll take it at this point

O- the wood absolutely dominates like it does in the other two beers in the series, and unlike those two, I can't taste the damn base beer at all. I like what both of these breweries do...but this collab series was a total mess

Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from EBF.

Clear golden color with a hint of a haze and straw and darker reddish wood color almost like a cedar plank, nice fizzy head.

Nose is much different than the other two, it still has the light golden saison malts, hints of spices, but it gets pretty peppery actually, a woody toasty cedar aroma.

Taste is also much different, it starts more like a Belgian tripel, with Belgian malts, but a bit of the softer saison flavors. Spices are fairly dominant in this one, with more coriander, pepper, white pepper and bell pepper, and a bit of a light farmhouse yeast flavor, like getting yeasty. The cedar wood comes out as well, more like oak barrel than the other two but not quite there. Finish is still dry and effervescent, but more of the spices and cedar.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb.

Overall pretty good, quite different than the other two, a bit stronger and much bolder. Still a tasty beer.

Photo of womencantsail
2.17/5  rDev -39%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Thanks, Jake.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a huge white head. Smells like the inside of a cigar box. Just overwhelming cedar aroma that drowns out pretty much everything else. Maybe a little malt and yeast. The flavor is just as bad. Overdone cedar along with some pepper, ginger, and maybe a touch of malt sweetness and yeast. Not a fan of this one at all.

Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1358th Review on BA
Bottle to CCB Snifter
750 ml

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

App- A deeper orange in the glass. Similar to the color of the cigar in the logo. Had a bit of a gold/amber color around the edges. Smaller head and zero cling.

Smell- Completely different then the other two. This had none of the citrus and freshness. This was a cedar wood bomb and smelled like fresh cut wood in Home Depot.

Taste- Damp and malty with only a little bit of the citrus. Had a lot of the Cedar going strong. It was a bit of a one dimensonal beer and just didnt pop like the other two.

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

Drink- This is the runt of the litter. Too overpowering from the Cedar. I'd take the other two over this anytime.

Photo of dcloeren
4.42/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on a business trip to Orlando.

Pours a beautiful gold with bright white fizzy head.

The aroma is top notch! Fresh lemon zest, coriander, some spicy notes (ginger?) with a little funk mixed in.

Taste follows the nose. Nice and distinct with every flavor meshing perfectly but still being distinct.

Light to medium in body with a cornicopius amount of carbonation. Pricks and stings the tongue with each sip.

A top notch saison and a amazing collaboration. I wish I had a fridge full for the summer! Seek this brew out for sure

Photo of DCon
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shared a 750mL bottle of this w/ friends from the Royale in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Pink/Blue 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- Quite an acidic beginning on the nose and then has the lightest barnyard note. No spice or anything else. Cedar? Not really...

Appearance- Pours no head whatsoever. Has a dark golden colored body that is semi-hazy. Leaves barely suds.

Flavor- Malty, effervescent, and acidic. Very one direction with this one. No spices, hops, or character that I'm looking for in a Saison. One sided for sure.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Effervescent, and has a very light oak character that is left on the palate.

Overall Impression- Finishing off the last of the 3 Dos Costas Oestes, this one was like the first and didn't have enough character for me... Not sure what happened here! Should we have aged these? Either way, a bit let down but will still be purchasing MANY brews from Cigar City and The Bruery in the near future. Try these three if you can a chance on-tap but wouldn't recommend going out of your way for a bottle.

Photo of cvm4
4.26/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy orange, nice 1 finger white head that dissipates into a ring around the glass. Okay lacing.

S - Getting a lot of spanish cedar with lemon zest following it. I detect minimal funk to make it noteworthy.

T - Love these cedar beers they put out! The ginger and coriander you can taste. Citrus notes show up off & on for me. The cedar is more subdued compared to the nose, only to come out strongly in the finish.

M - High carbonation, medium bodied. Very effervescent.

O - What an killer beer here! Just so complex and the flavors meld together so well!

Photo of jrenihan
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a cloudy yellow with a moderately-sized fizzy white head. Head begins to dissipate quickly. No lacing.

The smell is very unique. Coriander, ginger and especially the cedar are very, very strong. Really smells like wood with all the cedar scents. Fruit scents below that, orange in particular, some grapefruit as well, with the ginger cutting the fruit scents a bit. The whole scent is, for whatever reason, very reminiscent of seltzer to me. Quite unusual.

Like the nose, the taste is quite different. The cedar is very prominent, and the ginger plays a large role as well. Light fruits (orange and grapefruit) with a bit of a bitter, funky aftertaste. I don't like the role the ginger plays- I love ginger in food, but have yet to enjoy its use in beer. I enjoy this one more as I become accustomed to it, but generally am not overly impressed.

Medium bodied, high carbonation level. Does not taste like a 9% beer.

Overall, not like any other beer I have had, but not one that I would have again.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A bottle split with oglmcdgl and sourpatchkid.

Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged looks like the others in the series, A golden bright orange with some faint bronze hinting in between. And like the others a inch of firm whiteness. Some clings to the glass. Smell is not overwhelming cedar, less than Cedar Jai Lai for sure. Some bubblegum and sweet bread coming out. The hay and traditional saison is quite lost here. Taste is bold though with big bubblegum mixed in with cedar wood, although it's quite mingled in with orange, bread and alcohol. A lot to take in though. Feel is a sturdy medium with a syrupy feel after a bit. Carb was on point though, not dead. A whole bottle of this would have been a chore, 8oz's is plenty.

Photo of macrosmatic
4.42/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at CCB tasting room. Poured into a snifter glass.

A: Light gold with a bit of haze and a 1 1/2 white foamy head. Some visible carbonation, but not tons.

S: Cedar, citrus, and some Belgian fruity yeast esters.

T: Huge cedar up front, then some puckering lemon flavors, with a light cracker malt. Overall impression is pretty fruity, then a very dry finish.

M: Alcohol moderately noticeable, good carbonation sensation, and a medium body for style.

O: This is the first varietal of the Dos Costas Oeste series I've had on tap. I'm very impressed, and am starting to form the opinion that cedar makes every beer taste better. Really tasty.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is clear orange with off white ring. Nose is heavy citrus and grapefruit with a faint note of cedar and barely any Saison. Taste has more farmhouse to it with a strong grapefruit and citrus backbone. Fairly sour dry finish on a fuller syrupy body.

Photo of DenverLogan
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber with small head of various bubble shapes and sizes...truly important. Nice citrus aroma with touches of a barnyard down the way! Ahh...sweet and rich, almost cloying, full bodied with the cedar touch. A touch of indescribable funkiness which is overall nice. Tasty.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Exuberantly fruity, and a bit on the sweet side. I can be a critic of too much wood influence in beer, but this needs a bit more cedar to check the sweetness and fruitiness. The ginger is detectable in the aroma, but gets lost with the fruit in the taste. The fruit itself is a bit of a melange, but overall comes off like overripe peaches and plums soaked in some grappa. I think this one was better on paper than in reality.

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Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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