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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged | Cigar City Brewing

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3.78/5
Very Good
195 Ratings
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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:
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Reviews:
53
Ratings:
195
pDev:
15.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange 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 bready malts with some grapefruit, orange peel, ginger, coriander, Belgian yeast, honey, and some light other spices.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet grainy and bready malts with grapefruit, orange peel, coriander, and a touch of honey. Through the middle, some ginger, Belgian yeast, other spices, and light floral hops. The finish is a mix of sweet grainy and bready malts, grapefruit, ginger, coriander, Belgian yeast, and some other spices.

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

D - Very drinkable. The grapefruit wood adds some nice complexity to a good base big Saison. Good overall balance.

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Photo of babaracas
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy light orange with one finger thick fizzy white foam. Better head retention than the other two versions though, a thin layer sticks around and splotches of fine lace left down the glass. This bottle was a slight foamer btw. Smell: pale malt sweetness, nectarine and a little white grape, lemon/grapefruit rind, peppery and grassy notes. Taste: brief soft pear into tangerine, candied citrus rind, spicy blast. Drying finish with a sweetened ginger note. Big flavors here. Medium bodied and creamy with ample carbonation. Bottled Dec 8 2011. Excellent. For me this is the version to stock up on.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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Photo of nickfl
4.57/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - This one gushes out of the bottle on opening, even worse than the lemon wood one did. After losing about 1/3 of the bottle, it pours a hazy, golden color with one finger of white foam on top. The head settles at a moderate pace butq leaves little lace,

S - A spicy aroma of wheat, black pepper, turpentine, mango, and lemongrass.

T - Bready malt up front with a sweet and sour note that whets the palate. A distinct lime note in the middle with lemongrass and pepper. Finishes with funky tartness, pepper, mango, and key lime pie.

M - Medium thick body, high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Quite complex, and difficult to pin down. I can say for sure that is has a very differ character than the lemon wood aged version, which I had as part of the same tasting. What is unexpected is that it has a distinctly lime character rather than grapefruit, whereas the lemon wood version had identifiable lemon notes. Of the two, I slightly prefer this one, and while both were very impressive, this has and oddly satisfying balance of flavors that makes me wish that half the bottle hadn't jumped out onto the floor as soon as we popped the cap.

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Photo of BWarrington
4.82/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My bottle was in its 40's when I opened it and as well exploded, so have a glass ready or start chuggin.

A- A great foggy old gold color with a two finger head(after you let the bottle settle).

S- The smell is awesome. I mean it was aged in grapefruit wood. Its like walking into your moms house after she got done cleaning with pine-sol.

T- Citrus met a little spice then they met some nice earthy tones and they listened to some jazz all night.

M- Well its a saison and it exploded so the carbonation is present but still smooth due to the overwhelming taste.

Its like no other saison I have ever tasted. When your nose smells it right before you drink it you think you are going to get a dry carbonated saison. Then you get a sweet velvety citrus explosion of awsomeness in your mouth. Would have gave this a perfect but it explodes when you open it, so have it almost freezing when you open it, then wait 30 minutes because at $15 a bottle you lose like 4 of it when opening. Still going to the other TWAM tomorrow to see if they have it.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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Dos Costas Oeste - Grapefruit Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 195 ratings
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