Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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3.33/5 rDev -6.7%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
05-07-2013 13:24:00 | More by cpetrone84
2.78/5 rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Who brought this? Treebs? If so, you're slowly taking over my mantle of Bad Beer King. Served in a Russian River tulip.
A - Minimal white foam settles to nothing. Looks a bit like dehydrated and slightly hazy urine.
S - Smells like cedar, with a touch of sourness and orange peel in the periphery. It's mostly cedar to be honest, which I don't find offensive, but it's a bit mono-dimensional.
T - The taste is a bit more complex, with some of the citrus zest, sweet malts, and spices surfacing amid the massive amount of cedar. Gets harsh and unpleasantly woody in the finish.
M - Medium-full body, low carbonation, and super dry - like licking a piece of wood. Alcohol is well-hidden I suppose.
D - Well, on the plus side it didn't violently explode all over the floor like the Grapefruit Wood version. That being said, this tasted significantly worse - the cedar obliterated virtually everything I liked about the other versions and grew incredibly fatiguing.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2013 19:11:44 | More by MasterSki
2.66/5 rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
750 ml bottle served in a CCB snifter.
A: Looks like urine. Thin white head, clear gold body.
S: That is some potent cedar. Smells like the inside of a cigar box with a spicy lemon grass and some underlying peppery yeasty. Like with all the cedar aged CCB beers the cedar aging creates a huge imbalance.
T: Luckily the cedar is a little more subdued than the nose, but it is still too much apart of the beer. There is a light hop presence with some stone fruit and some back end yeasty notes of pepper and light must. 9% is well hidden
M: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Cedar spice in the aftertaste detracts from some of the drinkability.
O: As with all the cedar aged CCB beers the cedar is just too much and basically decimates the base beer. A little less cedar aging and the cedar might complimentary as opposed to the leading flavor.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2013 02:37:04 | More by Treebs
Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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