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Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged | Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.56/5
Good
144 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 babaracas on 02-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
144
pDev:
16.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of jaydoc
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DangerDawg
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopkrid
4.31/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Perfect blend of the cedar. No alcohol for 9%

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of lunarbrew
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Stevedore
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml bottle. Not sure how old this one is. Poured into a snifter 9/28/2014.

A- Hazy lighter yellow-orange body, one finger filmy head with good retention time, not much lacing. [3.5]

S- Spices galore, lots of cedar, a little bit of sweet caramel. And you know, that's about it. It's very cedar-heavy, similar to Cigar City's Humidor series beers. Honestly smells quite good. [4.25]

F- Unfortunately it just doesn't work on the palate. Essentially ends up tasting like cedar-soaked water. Sure, I can search for and find a few other flavour descriptors, but they really don't do much for me since the cedar dominates overall. [2.5]

M- Medium bodied, a bit frothy and creamy, dry cedar finish. [3.5]

O- Interesting drinking experience in that I've never experienced this much cedar in a beer before, but I definitely would not try this one again. [3]

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Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of miffsudd
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Alpar
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cosmonick
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of RayUF07
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep burnt orange with a small white head. Decent retention.

Smell - Cedar. Kinda peppery. More cedar. Then some cedar. Might be some pale malts in there, too.

Taste - And the cedar continues. Some malts, but really, it's all cedar. Slightly sweet with some fruitiness. Bitter, woody finish.

Mouthfeel - Overly woody, but it doesn't feel as heavy as other variants. Bitter, too.

Overall - The beer is lost. Way too much wood.

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Photo of CGMLS3
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of johnyb
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Bartos
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bauermj
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sendsilk
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is ~1 yr old
The beer pours a hazy light amber with a fluffy white head that gushes out as soon as the cap's cracked. The nose is a spicy mix of distinct cedar, honey sweetness, a touch of fruit and peppery hops. The taste brings forward the same earthiness from the cedar and spice profile, but also juicy fruitiness from the yeast, grain, and orange peel. It's light-medium bodied, effervescent, spicy, semi-dry, bitter, and gracefully hides the alcohol. I'm happy to try this collab, but it's way too expensive for a repeat.

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Photo of beernads
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Exuberantly fruity, and a bit on the sweet side. I can be a critic of too much wood influence in beer, but this needs a bit more cedar to check the sweetness and fruitiness. The ginger is detectable in the aroma, but gets lost with the fruit in the taste. The fruit itself is a bit of a melange, but overall comes off like overripe peaches and plums soaked in some grappa. I think this one was better on paper than in reality.

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Photo of Hanzo
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 144 ratings
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