Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged | Cigar City Brewing

Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood AgedDos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged
BA SCORE
66.7%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 195 ratings
Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood AgedDos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PorterLambic on 12-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
195
Liked:
130
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
15.08%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of MarcatGSB
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
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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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a CCB snifter

A- pours orange with a one finger white head. I expected the carbonation to be a lot more considering the style

S- aroma is loaded with grapefruit, with hints of the orange peel and coriander it was brewed with

T- the ginger in this is almost overwhelming, and it dominates all of the other flavors. The grapefruit comes through a little bit, but the coriander and orange peel are totally hidden

M- medium bodied

O- too ginger heavy for me, but if that got dialed back, this could be pretty good

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Photo of bierguru
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-
POURS A DEEP ORANGE WITH A THICK FLUFFY HEAD.

S -
YEAST RIGHT OUT OF THE BOTTLE. FOLLOWED BY A REAL POTENT SWEET ORANGE SCENT. SCENT IS ROUNDED OUT BY A CORIANDER GINGER COMBO

T-
REALLY SWEET ORANGE UP FRONT AND I FIND THIS TASTES TAKES OVER MOST OF THE TASTE. SLIGHT SPICY TANGY NOTES TOWARDS THE END

M -
LIGHT BODY NOT VERY BUBBLY, AND THERE IS A TINGLY SENSATION ON THE TONGUE

O -
BEER HAS POTENTIAL IF AGED. HAD THE BOTTLE FOR 3 MONTHS BEFORE I POPPED IT PROABLY WOULD BE BETTER IN ANOTHER 5 MONTHS. IF THE SWEET ORANGE PEEL TASTE FADES.

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Photo of corby112
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml purchased at Cigar City.

This beer is a bit of a gusher but nowhere near as bad as some of the reviews here indicate. Pours a dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Heavily spiced aroma with a stronger citrus presence and less barrel character than the cedar version. Lots of pepper, ginger, coriander and clove followed by orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple. Subtle earthy wood presence but it's really overpowered by the spice a citrus.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a prominent zesty spice presence up front that lingers over the sweet citrus, bready yeast, pale malt and earthy wood notes into a dry finish. Lots of ginger, white pepper and coriander countered by orange peel, grapefruit and mango before the wood spirals come on strong in the finish. Very dry and earthy at the end of the palate with damp wood and toothpick flavor overtaking the citrus sweetness. Pretty good with some nice grapefruit character but not as well balanced as the other treatments with the heavy spice and wood notes overpowering the other flavors.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy dirty gold with a nice cream colored head

S-musk, orange peel. belgian spices. some ginger

T-comes in with a biting taste of orange peel and some belgian spices. definitely has somewhat of a subtle saison funk to it, though very light. it has a bite of ginger. its complex, though not too balanced. this is unique for sure.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-extremely disappointed with these two breweries. it tastes like an american version of a strong belgian pale ale. really, this was OK, i enjoyed it...but i don't want it again. not a good saison. i think they tried way too hard and added too many ingredients...it is what i call the Dogfish effect. i won't get this again.

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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 66.7% out of 100 with 195 ratings
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