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Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood AgedDos Costas Oeste - Lemon Wood Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
161
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
23.75%
 
 
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16
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Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Light orange with a foamy head. Lacey.Less funky than the cedar, yet still a farmhouse taste. Some funk aroma. Smooth and mellow despite the lemon taste, this is not like lemon mashed in. Yeast significant. Undercarbonated.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to Earlycsquid for sharing this one.

Bottled 12/2011.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with lemon and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that smells and tastes fairly old after almost 2 years in the bottle.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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 nickfl
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The bottle opens and instantly becomes a moderate gusher, though only about half a glass is lost so it isn't as bad a some. What is left is a vary hazy, golden color and topped by a large head of white foam. Decent head retention but little in the way of lace.

S - Thick, bready malt with some funky complexity and lemony tartness,

T - Tart wheat up front with notes of lemon and pepper. Some notes of ginger and vanilla in the middle and a finish of pear, pepper, lemon, vanilla, and a slightly woody note that may be enhanced by the suggestion on the label.

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

D - The base beer is quite nice and the spices are expertly integrated such that one can't be entirely sure what is from yeast and what from actual spices. The wood is the questionable part, I really don't know what to expect from lemon wood, but I think I taste it... I'm planning to try one of the others form the series next so I will have a better idea what the wood imparted then.

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Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from EBF.

Clear golden color with a hint of a haze and straw, nice fizzy head.

Nose has a touch of a wood and some light lemon, like cleaning my wooden cutting board with lemon pledge, a touch of a saison like farmhouse malt hint bready, and bit of spices like coriander and citrus.

Taste is a bit creamy, more hint of lemon zested wood but barely, light saison farmhouse malt flavors and yeast, bit bready malt saison flavors, hint of spices again coriander and maybe allspice, fairly dry but a nice juicy malt taste. A hint of booze on the finish, and fairly dry.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb.

Overall not bad, my first of the three so I'll have to see how it compares to the other two.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden yellow pour, slightly hazy, with a fizzy white head that dissipated almost completely; minimal lacing. Muted aroma, pale malts, distant detergent-like citrus notes, toasted grains. Light and bland on the palate, reflecting the aroma for the most part, grainy, light bready malts, hints of lemongrass, light spice, musty grass. Light body, moderate carbonation, fairly drying, thin flavor, thin mouthfeel, drank almost like water, which is good and bad, alcohol almost undetectable. Unfortunately, I got more Bruery and less CC, so...meh.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing, Jake.

Hazy golden orange color with a huge white head. The lemon certainly comes through, as does yeast and a strong pepper aroma. A mild spiciness, some lemongrass, and a touch of straw. The flavor has a good balance of sweetness from the bready malt and dryer, more earthy characteristics. Plenty of lemon, wood, lemongrass, straw, and pepper to make things interesting. Good yeastiness on the flavor as well.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 06/08/12 notes. Had at Churchkey in DC. Sampled next to the grapefruit version.

a - Pours a hazy yellow color with a few white bubbles and low carbonationi evident.

s - Smells of lemon, wood, spices, wheat, bread, light citrus and fruit.

t - Tastes of lemon, citrus hops, cedar, wood, fruity malts, spices, coriander.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Doesn't feel like 9% ABV.

o - Overall a pretty nice saison. I preferred this one to the grapefruit version, and a ton of lemon really does come through. Worth checking out.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Bottle dated 12/13/2011.

Appearance - Not a gusher like the Grapefruit. Pours a mostly clear orange body with a small head. Swirls on the surface, but no real lacing.

Smell - Again, biscuit malt all over. Sweet aroma with loads of esters and yeast. Citrus fruits dominate the aroma behind the malt. I feel like I smell lemon, but I probably don't. No real funk but it's estery.

Taste - It's still a lot of pale malt, but this one doesn't seem as bad as the grapefruit. It's sweet, but I feel like more flavors come through. Perhaps a touch fruitier than the aroma. The wood is much less prevalent in this one, but I still kinda get some lemon. What does lemon wood taste like anyway?

Mouthfeel - I dunno. It should be just as sluggish as the grapefruit. Maybe I'm more tolerant today. I still wish it was lighter, but it's not that tough to drink. Not as bitter or woody in the finish.

Overall - Still a malt overload, but it seems more balanced in this one. I'm probably completely wrong and it probably tastes the same. Who knows.

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this.

A - copper-gold with 1/2" of white, soft head that has decent retention

S - yeasty, funky, white grapes, wine

T - apple, pear, coriander, ginger, lemon, winy, a bit tart

M - viscousy, crisp, winy, medium bodied

This is a decent beer. It's got good flavor, but it's a bit viscous and winy. White wine fans will love this one.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle numerous times into a small snifter at Churchkey. Much thanks to Ed you are awesome!

Orange body hits with incredbile clarity, much like a tangerine, presented with a real nice white collar that always sticks around.

The nose on this beer is incredible. First hints of cedar wood sense, mixing with a splintery action. Sour lemon turns into juicy sour orange sense, with tangerine. Zesty, and fresh, citrus oils just explode with an incredible balance with the wood sense. Absolute friggin magic.

Malt sweetness comes on the palate first, with mild honey. Then the notes on the nose come, fruit orange quality, and zesty character. After taste hits with a quick spice of hot pepper on the finish also. Mouthfeel hits all the right notes, nothing exceptional just real solid.

I could nose this beer all day, in fact I would rather shove it up my nose than drink it. But who wants to do that? More!

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Photo of Mora2000
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dixonian for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a light orange-yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a hint of lemon in it, as well as some biscuit malt and maybe a little bit of cedar or other wood. The flavor is similar, with some subtle lemon notes coming through at the front. I also get some biscuit and toffee malt, as well as some Belgian yeast. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I tried the Grapefruit, Cedar and Lemon versions of this beer on the same night and this one was the most subtle in terms of both aroma and flavor. Now, to find some way to try the Orange version.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bottle split with oglmcdgl and sourbatchkid, poured into a tulip of some sort.

Dod Costas Oeste looks really nice like in the glass with a bright orange color with a shade of glazed amber as well. A nice firm inch of firm white foam has some sticks on the glass. Smell is bright with some orange, lemon, minimal oak and a yeasty saison backing. Get some fresh grass with some bubblegum with warming, a nice smelling beer here. The taste fairs a bit better and to my liking compared to the Grapefruit. The lemon oak spirals used bring a strong taste of lemon and oak without going out of bounds big. The saison is far from lost with earth, light bread, slight spice and floral backing. The mouth on this one is a medium build, bigger than your normal saison. It's not meant for quick easy summertime drinking although the body allows for that if you want. I went through my 3rd of the bottle in no time. Perhaps Cigar City should continue the version that is the best recieved by the beer drinking public.

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Photo of corby112
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and s two finger off-white head that slowly fades into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of lacing left behind.

Spicy aroma with a strong citrus presence and subtle wood character. Slightly earthy with zesty pepper, coriander and ginger followed by orange peel, clementine, grapefruit and lemon juice. As it warms, the lemon wood spirals come forward with a slightly ashy, toothpick presence. Still, it's kept in check by the other notes and isn't as prominent as in the other treatments.

Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a very strong, zesty spice flavor that lingers over the citrus sweetness and earthy wood into a dry finish. Lots of peppery coriander and ginger followed by juicy orange, grapefruit, lemon and tangerine sweetness. The high ABV is well masked with only subtle boozy heat toward the end of the palate. There's a subtle dry, earthy wood/toothpick presence in the finish but again, it's not as strong as it was in the other versions. The strong spice and citrus fruit flavors keep it in check, making it a bit easier to drink than the other two.

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Photo of rudzud
1.72/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Shared this with JLindros and BPK59...pains me to review this and the other 2 Dos Costas as they clearly had an issue with them either in storage before being traded to me, or in the bottling line. Poured into a standard tulip.

A - Well, atleast this one didnt errupt like a fountain. Slow gusher poured a hazy golden hue with a light thin white blanket of a head.

S - WTF...TONs of funk and well, burnt peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. What on earth...

T - Yep, I think this is my first 1. Stuff tastes like burnt peanut butter. No other way to say it but some how, for some reason the liquid that comes from this bottle is liquid peanutbutter...

M - Mouthfeel is average for a saison, nothing special.

O - Did someone along the line accidentally label a bottle of Snack Attack as Dos Costas Oeste - Lemon? This is a completely undrinkable beer. Just disgusting.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

A- Poured into a Cigar City tulip glass. Pours an amber color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is fruity malt with orange peel, lemon, spices and yeast. The aroma Ishmael a lot of citrusy notes. Smells awesome, can't wait to try!

T- The taste is fantastic! The taste has some malt and yeast flavors along with some citrus and coriander as well.

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

O- Overall, this is an excellent beer from two fantastic breweries.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
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 cbutova
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another interesting Cigar City creation. Reviewed from notes.

A- Fairly hazy orange body with a big frothy white head. Good cap retention and a big cloud and ring remain leaving a ton of lace.

S- Lots of coriander up front and a peppercorn feel as well, might just be too much coriander or the yeast. Beyond that is a big lemon and orange citrus feel.

T- Large amount of the coriander/peppercorn/spice feel follows in the flavor. Orange, ginger and lemon zesty citrus fruit backs this nicely. Slight alcohol with some grassy and herbal hints.

MF- Creamy, moderately thick body. Somewhat silky with lower-end carbonation. Fairly bitter finish.

The added ingredients are a bit much but don't turn me off that badly, it makes things interesting but doesn't make the beer amazing.

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Photo of maximum12
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to a lovely trader, moose3285, for continuing to feed my Cigar City addiction. If I ever end up on "Intervention", his name is going to come up frequently. 750 ML bottle split.

Pour is appropriately golden yellow; hang it from the ceiling & it could be a diorama sun (where are my old D&D lead soldiers, anyways?). Plenty of fizz. Smells about like you'd expect for the description, a melange of fizzy lemon with a dash of orange. Appealing after a day or working, softball, & lifting. Dammit, I'm tired. And old.

Dos Costas Oeste Lemon Wood Aged suffers from chronic over-carbonation. It's the first thing I notice & distracts heartily from the taste, hissing like dry ice on my gums. Fighting past that with a broadsword, you get to the spritzy lightness. Lemon is strong, the ginger is evident once it's named, & there's more spiciness roiling underneath. No wood I taste. I just belched. My wife did too. More to come, I'm sure. There's an aftertaste that teeters between wheaty & near-funk, but it's soft. Not a sipper, very easy to slug.

This would be an excellent beer based on taste, but the over-carbonation is a hard knock. I actually have to concentrate when drinking to enjoy it, & I'm trying to kill brain cells, not exercise them. Still a good, solid beer.

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Photo of warnerry
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy orange/brown with three fingers of off-white head. Head has very good retention and leaves some lacing.

S - White grapes, yeast funk, a bit of coriander and orange zest with faint wood notes.

T - Surprisingly malty up front. Otherwise the taste is similar to the smell but with a much stronger wood presence, which adds to the dryness of the taste. Also more citrus in the taste than the smell. Pretty tasty, but would be better if the malts were more subdued to yield a crisper taste.

M - Medium-full mouthfeel is pretty smooth with a dy finish and a lingering wood presence.

O - Nice flavors in thus saison, but I think it is just a bit too heavy on the malt, which makes it less refreshing than it could be. The wood elements are nice though, and I look forward to trying the grapefruit wood version.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one during a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow-orange with a one finger pure white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, citrus, wood, fruit, and very subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, lemon rine, wood, fruit, tobacco, and subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. Out of the three, this one was my least favorite. It really just seemed a little off to me. Still a solid brew, but just lacking from the other two. Still worth trying if you get the chance though.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1356th Review on BA
Bottle to CCB Snifter
750ml

I bought this in Tampa in March and have been waiting to try them. StarRaptor was that reason.

****BE WARNED THIS BOTTLE GUSHED LIKE A BANSHEE****

App- Picture the beer the same color as the logo on the bottle. A bright and vibrant orange with a yellow hue and a bit of a cuvee color. A small quick receding head was there and then gone.

Smell- A lot of lemon on the nose (Duh!) I expected this. Very fruit forward and a good amount of earthy hay as well. Very pleasant.

Taste- Lemon forward again, but thats what I was going for. A bit oaky for a saison and a little bit of damp earthy grass to balance it all out.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a medium lush carbonation. Residual lemon and citrus flavors with a little bit of earthy to it.

Drink- Probably the best of the three. It was more alive and bright then the other two.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
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 nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet grainy and bready malts with lemon, orange peel, ginger, coriander, Belgian yeast, honey, and some other spices.

T - Starts off with a mix of grainy and bready malts with some tart lemon, orange peel, and coriander. Through the middle, some more Belgian yeast flavors and some ginger and other spices come through with some honey and light floral hops. The finish is a mix of sweet bread malts with tart lemon, orange peel, Belgian yeast, coriander, ginger and some other spices.

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

D - Very drinkable. Feels smooth with great overall balance and nice flavors from the lemonwood.

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Photo of socon67
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours orange with lively foam. Visible carbonation. No lacing of note. Cloudy appearance.

S - Scents of lemongrass, peppery spice, and a slight yeasty scent. Reminded me of lemon\pepper marinade.

T - Just an awesome flavor of fresh lemon citrus, peppery spice, and a tartness with a dash of grain. As a lover of citrus flavors, this was a homerun.

M - Smooth, well blended, and a spicy bite at the end to contrast with puckering tartness.

O - Love both breweries, and was not disappointed. My friend picked up the cedar aged variant. Curious if it is as good.

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Photo of jsanford
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head that settles to a slight ring. Big aromas of orange and lemon peel, wood, and crisp malt. The strong lemon character carries into the taste, along with lots of wood. Quite bitter, but I kinda like it. A bit Pine Sol-y, and a bit hot. Mouthfeel is smooth, with a medium body and good carbonation. Better then the Cedar version, but not as good as the Grapefruit.

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