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Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: babaracas on 02-02-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

sendbeer, Oct 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bsuedekum, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

oldp0rt, Oct 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

tfidler, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet grainy and lightly bready malts with coriander, orange peel, ginger, Belgian yeast, and cedar.

T - Starts off with sweet grainy and bready malts with some coriander, ginger, and lemon zest. Through the middle, the cedar comes through with some Belgian yeast, and a bit of floral hops. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with coriander, orange peel, Belgian yeast, cedar, and a touch of ginger.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, sweet, and estery finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice strong Saison with some good spices thrown in and the cedar adding some nice complexity.

ngeunit1, Sep 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kaelingirl, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a one finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing left behind.

Earthy, spicy aroma with some farmhouse funk, citrus fruit, bready yeast and dry, smokey wood. Hints of zesty pepper, coriander and clove followed by grassy hay, banana, bread and apple. I'm also picking up orange peel, alcohol and cedar. I was expecting the cedar presence to be stronger but it's subtly integrated into the nose.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a strong zesty spice presence that lingers over the farmhouse funk, light fruit and cedar into a dry finish. Hints of spicy clove, ginger and coriander followed by sweet apple, pear and orange peel. The farmhouse yeast is overpowered but there's a subtle earthy, funky character underneath. The cedar character is nicely integrated and isn't noticeable until the finish where it comes on pretty strong. Still, it doesn't interfere with the other notes, providing a dry smokey finish. Overall this beer is pretty complex and the ABV is well masked making it easy to drink. There's a lot going on but it remains interesting throughout.

corby112, Aug 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

pperez38, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of rudzud
2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shared this with JLindros and BPK59...pains me to review this and the other 2 Dos Costas as they clearly had an issue with them either in storage before being traded to me, or in the bottling line. Poured into a standard tulip.

A - Hey...this one didnt explode on me just by looking at it funny! It was a slow riser for sure, but did pour a nice golden hue with a light, thinnish white blanket of a head.

S - Lots of cedar with this along with some light funk and pepper spices/peppercorns. The most appealing nose of them all.

T - Ugh. This was like chewing on a peppercorn tree bark, if such thing could exist in nature. Just drinks like lemon water that had some old cedar planks thrown into it.

M - Mouthfeel is average carbonation for a saison. Nothing special.

O - Overall this was the best of the Dos Costas beers I tried. that being said, this one wasnt all that good anyways...

rudzud, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

biniek13, Aug 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

vfgccp, Aug 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%
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

bigfnjoe, Aug 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

seeswo, Aug 05, 2012
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2.15/5  rDev -39.4%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of cbutova
2.88/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

cbutova, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

DovaliHops, Jul 11, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +7%
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.

Mora2000, Jul 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Joeybones3, Jul 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

WynnO, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

BARFLYB, Jun 20, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

FosterJM, Jun 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

scottyshades, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

rebelmusic, Jun 01, 2012
Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged from Cigar City Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.