Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged
Cigar City Brewing

Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood AgedDos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged
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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
9%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 12.96%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
161
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  16
Gots
  23
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 161
Reviews by DovaliHops:
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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, golden orange color with a large, white head that disappears very quickly. Scent is not even close to being as "woody" as the cedar wood version. This one has slight hints of sweet wood with some sweet orange peel as well. The orange peel definitely shines in this version. Tart lemon aromas with spicy Belgian yeast. Hints of funk...I believe the cedar wood one was a bit funkier with a bit more barnyard. Taste is where the funk kicks in. There is a pleasant, spicy barnyard taste up front, followed by sweet oranges and tart lemons. Lovely Belgian yeast flavors, with mellow spiciness. This saison seems to be a little more traditional than the cedar one. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and refreshing. Drinkability is high. Overall, I can't really tell which one I liked more. There were some aspects I liked more about this one...and there were some aspects I liked more about the cedar. I should have a final analysis once I try the grapefruit one in the next couple of days. Solid beer though. ABV well-hidden.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DCon
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Shared a 750mL bottle of this w/ friends from the Royale in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Yellow Labeled bottle w/ both The Bruery & Cigar City's brands on it into a 12oz Snifter Glass. Does not have a freshness date but came straight from Hunahpu's Day.

Aroma- Lemon comes up with a light amount of acidity. The nose was very weak and subtle with this variation of the Dos Costas Oeste.

Appearance- Pours a less then measurable head and dies quickly. Has a golden, light hazy body and leaves no lacing but a few suds on the side.

Flavor- Orange comes up at first and then easy going malts. Very soft characteristics in this Saison and finishes dry with no hops or bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, Effervescent, Creamy, and malts are left on the palate.

Overall Impression- This is the 1st of the 3 Dos Costas Oeste we are enjoying and I'm hoping for some better character and Saison attribute in the next two. Too light and not enough lemonwood (as stated in the label). Would not dis this one, just not a top Saison and something that seems like it would come from these two breweries...

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes.Appearance: Smell: Sour and over ripe fruit. Taste: Starts with a touch of tart, light fruit, peach, lemon, green apple, with sweetness in the background and a pleasant hop accent. Mouthfeel: The carbonation is very fine and soft with a medium light body.

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Photo of Rizalini
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My parents brought me back this bottle from Florida, dated December 2011, and poured into a Deschutes goblet. CAUTION - This one was a bottle bomb! Totally gushed as soon as I popped the cap, so have caution and open over the sink.

A - Pours a beautiful hazy golden orange, with a fluffy off-white colored head. No lacing left behind as I sip on this one.

S - The smell is a slightly sour funky acidic alcohol aroma, with some citrus notes mixed in.

T/M - The beginning of the taste is an acidic lemon zest, the medium opens up to the orange and a little ginger spice. The end of the taste is a little herbal with some slight corriander notes, but not big! Light, very bubbly mouthfeel. Finishes clean and crisp.

O - I am not an expert in this style by far, but this is tasty. I never had a pallate for this style, but I will finish this one. The underlying funk isn't overpowering, but rather complements the other characteristics. All the aspects play nice with each other, and there is no alcohol present at all.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head on a murky orange body.

S: orange and pineapple citrus, oak, candied fruits, Belgian yeast.

T: more sweet and slightly tart citrus follows in the flavor with mostly orange peel and lemon variety up front which moves to the herbal and yeasty belgian qualities you want from the style.

M: medium body and highly carbonated, actually too carbonated for me. This bottle was a gusher when it was opened. not too dry.

Overall: The high carbonation is distracting from the flavors for my tastes. The tartness and herbal notes clash a little but overall work.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in godblet. (Chimay signature glass) Vintage bottle dated November 2011.

Appearance: A cloudy orange, heavy heavy bubbles on the body with

Smell: Has a sweet orange smell, honestly one sniff isn't enough. It doesn't make love your nostrils like some other saison but on quality if the hit its more than enough.

Taste: complexity at it's finest, just a little bit sweet with a orange skin feel and no doubt a little bit of lemon. Has lift bitterness and a dose of sour that literally quenches your thirst.

Mouth: medium and smooth, goes down too easy. Zesty finish at the end feels like pure lemon skin coming off a hint dry.

Overall: This is the almost perfect warm weather beer. No joke, paired with a nice cigar in your back yard you really don't need nothing else. Salud!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cvm4
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a really orangeish amber. Bubbly eggshell head.

S - Sweet malts, yeast, juicy citrus and dry spices.

T - The ginger really comes out to me above all other flavors. Spices just dominate the palette and afterwards the beer settles into sweet citrus and malts. Hops aren't really a factor. I'm guessing here but I believe I detect the lemonwood on the finish.

M - A heavier body than most saisons I've had. High carbonation and finishes wet.

O - An interesting mix of flavors here. Not sure I'd change much about the beer. Everything just compliments one another.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 161 ratings