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Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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: babaracas on 02-02-2012)
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Photo of Stevedore
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle. Not sure how old this one is. Poured into a snifter 9/28/2014.

A- Hazy lighter yellow-orange body, one finger filmy head with good retention time, not much lacing. [3.5]

S- Spices galore, lots of cedar, a little bit of sweet caramel. And you know, that's about it. It's very cedar-heavy, similar to Cigar City's Humidor series beers. Honestly smells quite good. [4.25]

F- Unfortunately it just doesn't work on the palate. Essentially ends up tasting like cedar-soaked water. Sure, I can search for and find a few other flavour descriptors, but they really don't do much for me since the cedar dominates overall. [2.5]

M- Medium bodied, a bit frothy and creamy, dry cedar finish. [3.5]

O- Interesting drinking experience in that I've never experienced this much cedar in a beer before, but I definitely would not try this one again. [3]

Stevedore, Monday at 04:36 AM
Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Dactrius, Sunday at 11:07 PM
Photo of miffsudd
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%

miffsudd, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Alpar
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Alpar, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of cosmonick
3.75/5  rDev +5%

cosmonick, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of RayUF07
3/5  rDev -16%

RayUF07, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of CGMLS3
3.5/5  rDev -2%

CGMLS3, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of johnyb
3.5/5  rDev -2%

johnyb, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Bartos
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Bartos, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of bauermj
3.5/5  rDev -2%

bauermj, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of sendsilk
3.25/5  rDev -9%

sendsilk, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is ~1 yr old
The beer pours a hazy light amber with a fluffy white head that gushes out as soon as the cap's cracked. The nose is a spicy mix of distinct cedar, honey sweetness, a touch of fruit and peppery hops. The taste brings forward the same earthiness from the cedar and spice profile, but also juicy fruitiness from the yeast, grain, and orange peel. It's light-medium bodied, effervescent, spicy, semi-dry, bitter, and gracefully hides the alcohol. I'm happy to try this collab, but it's way too expensive for a repeat.

ThePorterSorter, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev +5%

beernads, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -2%

2beerdogs, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Georgiabeer, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
3/5  rDev -16%

Hanzo, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

zestar, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

CypherEnigma, Oct 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44%

jme015, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

DrunkinYogi, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

-NESTO-, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

johntfox, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

DrewLikesBeer, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Syracuse12
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Syracuse12, Aug 17, 2013
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Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.