Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged | Cigar City Brewing

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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)

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Added by babaracas on 02-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
144
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
15.93%
 
 
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13
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20
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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of FosterJM
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1358th Review on BA
Bottle to CCB Snifter
750 ml

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

App- A deeper orange in the glass. Similar to the color of the cigar in the logo. Had a bit of a gold/amber color around the edges. Smaller head and zero cling.

Smell- Completely different then the other two. This had none of the citrus and freshness. This was a cedar wood bomb and smelled like fresh cut wood in Home Depot.

Taste- Damp and malty with only a little bit of the citrus. Had a lot of the Cedar going strong. It was a bit of a one dimensonal beer and just didnt pop like the other two.

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

Drink- This is the runt of the litter. Too overpowering from the Cedar. I'd take the other two over this anytime.

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Photo of scottyshades
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of rebelmusic
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of mntlover
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy golden color with smaller white head that falls to a ring with some lace left behind.

Aroma is nice sweet malts with sweet orange to start then gives way to tart lemon, pepper and light funk with a side of cedar thrown in for good measure. Very aromatic and nice.

Taste is more tart then aroma malt sweetness is hit right away by the lemon, peppery and ginger notes with cedar showing up in the finish with some light funk. Funny how I didn't notice the ginger in the nose until I tasted it. Nice brew interesting without being over the top.

Mouthfeel is lighter for a 9% brew, probably feels lighter because of the overly peppy carbonation. Which I usually do not like, but seems to fit this brew well.

Overall enjoying this one, almost makes one wish they lived in Tampa.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of DenverLogan
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber with small head of various bubble shapes and sizes...truly important. Nice citrus aroma with touches of a barnyard down the way! Ahh...sweet and rich, almost cloying, full bodied with the cedar touch. A touch of indescribable funkiness which is overall nice. Tasty.

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Photo of CADMixes
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of cvm4
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy orange, nice 1 finger white head that dissipates into a ring around the glass. Okay lacing.

S - Getting a lot of spanish cedar with lemon zest following it. I detect minimal funk to make it noteworthy.

T - Love these cedar beers they put out! The ginger and coriander you can taste. Citrus notes show up off & on for me. The cedar is more subdued compared to the nose, only to come out strongly in the finish.

M - High carbonation, medium bodied. Very effervescent.

O - What an killer beer here! Just so complex and the flavors meld together so well!

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DCon
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shared a 750mL bottle of this w/ friends from the Royale in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Pink/Blue 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- Quite an acidic beginning on the nose and then has the lightest barnyard note. No spice or anything else. Cedar? Not really...

Appearance- Pours no head whatsoever. Has a dark golden colored body that is semi-hazy. Leaves barely suds.

Flavor- Malty, effervescent, and acidic. Very one direction with this one. No spices, hops, or character that I'm looking for in a Saison. One sided for sure.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Effervescent, and has a very light oak character that is left on the palate.

Overall Impression- Finishing off the last of the 3 Dos Costas Oestes, this one was like the first and didn't have enough character for me... Not sure what happened here! Should we have aged these? Either way, a bit let down but will still be purchasing MANY brews from Cigar City and The Bruery in the near future. Try these three if you can a chance on-tap but wouldn't recommend going out of your way for a bottle.

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Photo of jsanford
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head and slight ring. Crisp aromas of sweet malt, orange peel, coriander, and cedar. Lots of cedar carries through to the taste, along with orange peel, spices, and a good amount of alcohol heat. Mouthfeel is slick, with a medium body and good carbonation. Not bad, perhaps a touch too much cedar in this one, it overwhelms everything else.

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Photo of fo1ksguitar
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of closisinthehouse
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Half finger head on a deep golden haxy body. No lacing really. Aroma is of orange peel, yeast and corriander. The flavor is where the cedar is better represented with again belgian yeast, spices, lemon zest (very mild), sour cherry and tangy. Mild grass notes round this one out. light to medium body and moderate to high carbonation. I cant wait to try the others in this series.

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Photo of PthPndr
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of thewimperoo
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of emerge077
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Don for sharing, and schlepping this all the way from Florida. Quick review transcribed from written notes.

Pours a nice sun-kissed orange color, light haze, and a lasting layer of foam on top that deposits some spotty lace here and there.

Subtle aromas of light yeast and phenolic spice, everyone was saying "so cedary" but I didn't pick up much woodiness at all really. To note: wasn't a fan of the cedar-aged Jai Alai either.

Flash of sweetness at first, some tangy note of cedar (apparently), ginger, long dry finish with lingering bready notes. A burly, chewy full bodied saison, it steamrolled the palate and was hard to recalibrate afterwards. Overall though, I can't really say I enjoyed it all that much, but it was fun to try. Thanks again Don!

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of dcloeren
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on a business trip to Orlando.

Pours a beautiful gold with bright white fizzy head.

The aroma is top notch! Fresh lemon zest, coriander, some spicy notes (ginger?) with a little funk mixed in.

Taste follows the nose. Nice and distinct with every flavor meshing perfectly but still being distinct.

Light to medium in body with a cornicopius amount of carbonation. Pricks and stings the tongue with each sip.

A top notch saison and a amazing collaboration. I wish I had a fridge full for the summer! Seek this brew out for sure

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$14.99 for a 25.4oz bottle from Tipple's Brews in Gainesville.

A: mostly clear, ever so slight amount of haze, poured with a full head that dissipated to a spotty veil
S: intense spices, ginger, coriander, very unique and good
T: very unusual, intense spices, somewhat sharp finish probably from ginger, a bit hot from EtOH, I was expecting more of a saison style of beer which it really isn't. Too dense and cloying for style.
M: refreshing from spices but a bit too much in ABV and ginger sharpness in finish

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of jrenihan
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a cloudy yellow with a moderately-sized fizzy white head. Head begins to dissipate quickly. No lacing.

The smell is very unique. Coriander, ginger and especially the cedar are very, very strong. Really smells like wood with all the cedar scents. Fruit scents below that, orange in particular, some grapefruit as well, with the ginger cutting the fruit scents a bit. The whole scent is, for whatever reason, very reminiscent of seltzer to me. Quite unusual.

Like the nose, the taste is quite different. The cedar is very prominent, and the ginger plays a large role as well. Light fruits (orange and grapefruit) with a bit of a bitter, funky aftertaste. I don't like the role the ginger plays- I love ginger in food, but have yet to enjoy its use in beer. I enjoy this one more as I become accustomed to it, but generally am not overly impressed.

Medium bodied, high carbonation level. Does not taste like a 9% beer.

Overall, not like any other beer I have had, but not one that I would have again.

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Dos Costas Oeste - Cedar Aged from Cigar City Brewing
3.64 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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