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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dos Costas Oeste is the result of a collaborative brewing effort between Cigar City Brewing of Floridaís Gulf (West) Coast and The Bruery of Placentia, CA. Like the breweries involved with its creation this ale cheerfully meanders off the beaten path. Join us in celebrating this West Coast to West Coast collaboration. Aged on Spanish Cedar Spirals


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Dos Costas Oeste
Date: November 04, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy orange, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry spicy aroma, lots of cedar, spicy
Flavor: spicy flavor, woody, balanced sweetness, plenty of wood but not too much
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
750 ml bottle acquired from fishingnet. Thanks, Ben. Finally finishing up this series after this one has lingered in the fridge for a long time. Pours a deep orange pour, a kiss of haze, deep pretty glow through the body and edges. A frothy whitish head dies to a small ring and laces small. Aromas are bigger citrus rind, orange and grapefruit, bread dough, wood and cedar with a kiss of spice. Coriander strikes the nose firmly, bready malts, straw, big citrus rind and coriander feel as it settles. Itís not too sweet, the cedar seems a bit faded which from what I can tell is a good thing from early reviews. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter with citrus rind, grapefruit and orange oils. Gentle sweetness, dry spice. Cool coriander and cedar come into the middle, a touch tannic as we move into the backend. Lots of citrus rind, much less sweet as a beer than the other versions as I recall. A more dry backend and finish, more cedar, wet wood, and tannic presence back here. The citrus rind really jumps up front, grapefruit and orange, at times. Pleasant. A touch sweet into the middle with firm spice, coriander and yeast that quickly turns into the dry and cedar finish, tannic, but not overrun with the wood as earlier reviews mentioned. I kept this beer for a good long while out of fear of this particular one. The finish is a bit spicy and cedar ridden, but overall, itís a pretty solid offering. If you havenít revisited this in awhile, give it a go. Overall, this grabbed the highest rating from me for all 3 bottled wood versions.. Iím pretty surprised at that. But it truly was the best.. Albeit all bottles tried several months apart from each other.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6444) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Backlogged rating (Joe Peesie Beer Porn gathering), thanks Zach: Golden hued with a good lasting head. The aroma has notes of oak, lemongrass, mango, white pepper, ginger, resiny hops and bready malts. The taste has a lovely balance of spice, booze, fruit and bitterness. I like the touch of cedar tannins and overall spicy notes. The mouth feel is lively yet smooth, a tad sticky. Overall a successful brew that i would gladly try again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden/yellow color with an averaged sized off white head. Woody, cedar, vanilla, with some spices. Some fruitiness and bread too.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle at a Ratebeer "sticky floor" tasting, Den Haag. Poured a cloudy orange with a round white head and broken lace. The aroma is of grapefruit. The flavour is bitter pepper and spicy. A tasty and flavourful beer. Not sure I could drink a whole bottle though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4300) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 4, 2012
Hazy orange, off white lace. Bit too much spicy, but also a decent sweaty, fermented fruit and sweaty. Sweet and sharp notes, herbal bitterness. Itís okay. (At Deansoís tasting)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle @ sticky floor tasting. Aroma is grapefruit woody madness, lemon, spices, citric acid, slight medicinal. Flavour is woody fruity malty bread grapefruit lemon spicy madness. Too spicy imho.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6581) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
bottle shared at a sticky floor Ratebeer meeting at ABCBeers in the Hague. thin white head. Hazy blond pour. A very nice saison

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
orange color, aroma of spice, wood, yeast, grain, same flavors with some coriander, grain, honey, good but the ceder is a little over kill on the spice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
750ml bottle. Bottle is a gusher. Pours a murky orange color with a large white head that has fair retention. The aroma is spicy with cardamon, coriander and some yeast. The flavor is rather weird with what I presume to be cedar taking the forefront, also present are spices, sour fruits (papaya, persimmon) and something medicinal. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration, dry and with bitter oranges lingering. Overall: This has a unique sourness, sort of a cross between RR Temptation and Orval, but not as good as either. Iím wondering if this might be infected.


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