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Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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Reviews: 36
Hads: 142
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.8%
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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Photo of babaracas
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part one of the CCB/Bruery imperial saison collaboration, bottled in July 2011. Part 2 and 3 just came out. Not sure why there's no entry for this one yet. With coriander, ginger, and sweet orange peel, aged on cedar spirals. Pours a hazy light orange with one finger of fizzy white head, settles to nil in a minute with no lacing. Smell: lightly toasted, white grape + peach blend, pepper, lots of orange. Taste: pepper and coriander, pulpy orange juice; backdrop is tangy and lightly toasted with milk caramel and grape juice. Ginger toward the end of the sip, along with a little of the cedar character. Slightly soapy in the finish. Very tasty imperial something. Look forward to trying parts 2 and 3. (705 characters)

Photo of mntlover
4.12/5  rDev +12.3%
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. (798 characters)

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$14.99 for a 25.4oz bottle from Tipple's Brews in Gainesville.

A: mostly clear, ever so slight amount of haze, poured with a full head that dissipated to a spotty veil
S: intense spices, ginger, coriander, very unique and good
T: very unusual, intense spices, somewhat sharp finish probably from ginger, a bit hot from EtOH, I was expecting more of a saison style of beer which it really isn't. Too dense and cloying for style.
M: refreshing from spices but a bit too much in ABV and ginger sharpness in finish (511 characters)

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (688 characters)

Photo of DCon
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
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. (1,213 characters)

Photo of DovaliHops
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy orange color with a large white head that takes quite some time to go down. Scent is...oh my goodness...a ton of wood. Cedar wood apparently...I could not tell you what different woods smell like, but it definitely smells like fresh-cut wood and sawdust. Initially, it starts with a slightly tart, funky, barnyard aroma that immediately turns to fresh-cut wood. Citrus aromas follow shortly after, with fresh cut lemon and orange peel. There are some nice spices throughout. Taste is fresh wood at first, followed by orange and lemon. There is a good amount of spiciness to the flavor...ginger, coriander, and thyme. Very complex smelling, and tasting beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a somewhat dry and tingly (minty?) finish. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is very different from any beer I have ever tasted. I really enjoyed this. (861 characters)

Photo of Treebs
2.67/5  rDev -27.2%
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. (848 characters)

Photo of Shaw
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bright golden in color with an off-white head that reduces quickly.

Big Spanish cedar aroma that reminds me of Cigar City's Humidor series.

Spicy with citrus and cedar flavors. It's tea-like and I can't detect the high alcohol. The ginger and coriander are apparent, but not overpowering. Very nice.

Crisp and bubbly body.

An excellent beer. I look forward to trying the other versions. (396 characters)

Photo of dcloeren
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
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 (539 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.26/5  rDev +16.1%
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! (575 characters)

Photo of DenverLogan
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
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. (278 characters)

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Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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