Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged
Cigar City Brewing

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
9%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 14.88%
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
195
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  20
Gots
  28
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 195
Reviews by haazer:
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2.47/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Shame on me for not reading earlier reviews. Worst experience with a beer ever. 750 ml bottle and lucky if I saves 200 ml. Not to mention a pissed off gf as this got all over her laptop. Anyway, is this even worth a review?

A- Murky, turbid orange brew. Fairly well carbed, uh, yea. Head big but fizzes away quick. Whatever.

S- All kinda of stuff in the nose. Coriander, orange peels, a little lemon and you deff pick up the grapefruit. Has a saison yeast quality that is typical of the style. Maybe a little funk but not much.

T- Taste is like the nose. Coriander, ginger, but a nasty artificial taste. Almost like lemon pledge. There is some grapefruit taste partially behind the table cleaner spray. Also the booze isn't masked as well as it could be from CC and the Breury.

M- Mouth is light to medium bodied. Surprisingly it feels low carbed. Probably because it all left my bottle upon opening.

O- Obviously I'm pretty bitter about this beer because of the absurd gushing, the 6-7 ounces I was able to save, and the 17$ I paid for it. But it mostly wasn't enjoyable either. The nose was decent but that's all. Epic fail. Horrible, horrible FAIL.

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3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Collin for yet another enjoyable CCB brew. This one was a violent gusher, and I lost a good 1/4 of the bottle upon cracking it up. Poured into Lost Abbey "Sinners and Saints" tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange color with a very nice and consistent white frothy head. Good lacing as the beer settles.

Nose: Bright citrus shines quite well upon first whiff. It continues to be a big part. Some smells of funk, but not much "horse blanket". More on the spicy/citrus side of the Saison scale. A good amount of Belgian like sweetness and spice support the biting grapefruit/lemon.

Taste: Has quite the healthy pale malt base, but the sharpness of the grapefruit character cuts through that well. Decent balance, but this beer comes off kind of awkward and clunky. Doesn't have a whole lot of subtle notes, just big in your face flavors that wrestle for attention. Spice coming through, with some mild hop bitterness, and quite dry.

Mouth: Like I mentioned in the taste section, this beer isn't as subtle as I was hoping it would be. Carbonation is there, but it's failing to support too big a burden.

Drink and overall: Interesting beer, not easy to drink. I struggled to drink the 3/4 of a bottle I had, would have been nice to share with someone. I like the idea of the three different treatments on this beer, and the grapefruit expression was 10x better than cedar.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: another gusher. The lemon spiral version also gushed for me. Thin head on a murky orange/golden body.

S: orange and grapefruit citrus, more tart than sweet with hint of corriander and lemon and some belgian yeast.

T: fairly syrupy quality to the citrus with lemon, grapefruit and orange. Nice balance between tartness and sweetness. Nice Belgian presence with yeast and herbs rounding out the finish. Very similar finish to the cedar and lemon versions.

M: medium body and moderate to high carbonation. not a very dry finish, definitely more moist than expected for the style.

Overall: I now have had all three of this series. For strong saisons these are very drinkable and very flavorful with excellent Belgian character.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Holland
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened it up at about 55 F and it exploded everywhere. Didn't even get the cap off and it lost half a glass. Maybe my fault for opening warm.

A: beautiful saison with a large off-white head on an orange/gold body. The head stays for the glass since the carbonation is just rushing up from the bottom.

S: yeasty esters, earthiness, and citrus are the biggest smells. Smells a bit dry or bitter as well.

T: nice spicy and earthy taste, with less emphasis on the citrus. Some fruity flavor comes through. Amazingly, the 9% alcohol isn't detected until it's sitting in my stomach.

M: high carbonation - probably the highest I've ever seen outside of my homebrew mistakes. Body is light for a beer of this gravity, but still mediumish.

O: I'm no saison expert, but this is up there with the best I've had. Excellent beer. Too bad it's $16.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Southern Tier tulip-style glass. No freshness date.

A- We've got a gusher! Foam almost immediately overflows out of the bottle once it's popped. Once poured, the beer has a dark amber color that's slightly hazy with a full inch of head that settles into a 1/2 inch head. Fluffy, slippery lacy.

S- Strong smell of green olive laid over some soapiness. Traces of tropical fruit.

T- The green olives come through almost as much in the taste. Hard to taste any grapefruit when there's so much of that going around. Even the aftertaste is like I'm drinking olive juice. It's not to the point where I don't feel like I'm drinking beer, but comes close. I know that it's just the wild bacteria causing this flavor, I'm just not a fan of this particular approach. A tiny bit of citrus surfaces once the palate gets acclimated but still doesn't pull things together.

M- Oily and soft with high carbonation. Semi-light body.

O- Almost as big of a letdown as the cedar aged variation. The lemon wood aged is the only one of the series that's impressive, IMO.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 195 ratings