Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged | Cigar City Brewing

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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:
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Added by PorterLambic on 12-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
14.96%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of amrozga
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of mondegreen
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml Bottle into a Bruery Tulip.

Pours a deep orange with a healthy white head. Cloudy, but inviting.

Nose is somewhat sweet. Classic Saison yeast presence with a hint of citrus and a touch of wood. Everything sits in proper balance.

Taste places the fruity yeast esters front and center. Hint of alcohol on the finish. I'd like to see the grapefruit wood more front and center. That said, this is one of the better tasting American Saisons I've had in awhile.

Mouth is slick, medium bodied. Maybe a touch heavy for the style, but it works with the flavor profile.

Overall, this is a really good American Saison. The problem with many American-brewed Saisons is that they could double as BSPAs. This one is squarely within it's style, with a really good twist from the wood treatment (even if I wish it were more pronounced).

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Photo of bierguru
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
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 Immortale25
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
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 UncleE
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours light golden color with thick rocky head. Lots of sticky lacing on sides of snifter.

Smell is of nice citrus, belgian yeast and fruit. Cinnamon and banana are present. There is some definite saison funkiness to it.

Taste is mild citrus, sweet malt and some more funk. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel is richly carbonated. Very effervescent. Smooth and very drinkable.

Overall this is excellent.

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Photo of JustinMatthew
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Shaw
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A lovely amber/golden in color with a white head that reduces to about a quarter inch in my glass.

Earthy and lighty spicy aroma, more subtle than the cedar version. Woody, too.

This beer has a sour hint that I didn't detect in the cedar version. It's quite nice, pairing with ginger and other spice favors. There's a hint of alcohol in this one as opposed to no clue in the cedar version of this beers high strength. I've never had a beer aged on grapefruit wood, but I'm guessing that's the source of the citrus flavor.

Nice body, almost creamy.

Overall this is also excellent and may be a better choice for those who find the cedar to be too powerful.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of AdamBear
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
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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Photo of EROCK75
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of thagr81us
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one during a recent tasting! Gusher!!! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a hazy golden yellow-orange with a half finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, wood, grapefruit, and citrus. The flavor was of sweet malt, grapefruit, wood, fruit, and citrus. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The flavor on this one was fairly well balanced and really made it easy to drink. The grapefruit aspect in this one was definitely the dominate factor going on. A really well put together brew that I would love to have more of in the future.

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of nlmartin
2.57/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was served in a wide mouthed goblet.

Ap- The body of the beer is a clear orange coloration. The head was white and resolved far too quickly.

S- A musty yeasty sweet orange citrus and pith aroma, gentle pepperyness and a hint of vanilla.

T- The flavors of the beer are on the sweet side to begin things. Sweet orange and citrus zest, peppery corriander, and musty yeast. The beer finishes on the dry side but seems far too sweet to begin.

M- The body is light and the carbonation is lazy and frankly needs to be kicked up about 4 notches.

O- Not a bad stab at a saison. The beers abit too sweet and the carbonation needs to be steeped up a little.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LiquidDegenerate
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of cjgator3
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

A- Poured into a Cigar City tulip glass. Pours a golden yellow/orangish color.

S- The aroma is sweet malt, citrus, orange peel, spices, some woody notes from the grapefruit wood and finally some yeast.

T- The taste has a little bit of tartness and sweetness up front with some citrus and spices as well. 

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a high amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I really enjoyed this one. Great beer!

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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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