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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet grainy and lightly bready malts with coriander, orange peel, ginger, Belgian yeast, and cedar. T - Starts off with sweet grainy and bready malts with some coriander, ginger, and lemon zest. Through the middle, the cedar comes through with some Belgian yeast, and a bit of floral hops. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with coriander, orange peel, Belgian yeast, cedar, and a touch of ginger. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, sweet, and estery finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice strong Saison with some good spices thrown in and the cedar adding some nice complexity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Served in a Cigar City snifter. Holy cedar, Batman. Unreal amount of cedar in this. Fresh plank. Spicy. Like chewing on cedar wood chunks. Terrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4139) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Ok, so for starters Iím not a fan of the cedar aged stuff in general. Pours a clean, somewhat viscous, golden orange with two fingers of crackly off white head. Nose is woody/musty, spicy notes upfront, almost rich aroma. Notes of bread dough and yeast. Spicy/musty wood flavor. Rich bready doughy flavor. Medium body and spicy finish. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
75cl bottle shared by Joes. Clear yellow - light orange color, small white head. Smell malts, sweetness, apple, fruits, some herbs and -I guess- cedar wood. Taste malts, sweet, again probably the cedar wood, but a lot of herbs or spices again. A bit fizzy carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4297) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle thx to joes. Clear yellow colour with no head. Smells cedar wood, cigar box, black pepper. Tastes coriander, cedar wood, incense. I love the smell, but the corriander kinda wrecks the taste. Medium body, great carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood - ceder, citrus - grapefruit - grape. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate ot heavy bitter with a long duration, wood, almost harsh wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120511]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a one finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing left behind. Earthy, spicy aroma with some farmhouse funk, citrus fruit, bready yeast and dry, smokey wood. Hints of zesty pepper, coriander and clove followed by grassy hay, banana, bread and apple. Iím also picking up orange peel, alcohol and cedar. I was expecting the cedar presence to be stronger but itís subtly integrated into the nose. Medium bodied with tight carbonation and a strong zesty spice presence that lingers over the farmhouse funk, light fruit and cedar into a dry finish. Hints of spicy clove, ginger and coriander followed by sweet apple, pear and orange peel. The farmhouse yeast is overpowered but thereís a subtle earthy, funky character underneath. The cedar character is nicely integrated and isnít noticeable until the finish where it comes on pretty strong. Still, it doesnít interfere with the other notes, providing a dry smokey finish. Overall this beer is pretty complex and the ABV is well masked making it easy to drink. Thereís a lot going on but it remains interesting throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (518) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Strange yeasty woody aroma. Full bodied slightly sweet and floral initially then dry and crisp ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2012
75cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2011, with ginger, thx to Jeppe!, complex brew, spicy/woody and slightly alcoholic, heavy, not balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
In short: Lots of spicy fresh cedar, fresh fruit salad, rustic yeast and too much residual sugars. An inexplicably drinkable beer
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed fresh, 2 months after first bottle rating. Bottle from GodOfThunder, a uid that can only be explained because of fart sounds he makes
The look: Cloudy blonde-orange body topped by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: Nose is like smelling a fruit salad served in thick bowl made of freshly cut cedar. Taste is has a strong spicy cedar component, fresh fruit salad, sweet orange peels, rustic yeast, dusty attic, white pepper. Light and lively body that encourages drinkability. I was stunned to see this is a 9% beer. The beer is really quite nice until the finish where the residual sugars (flavor of refined white sugar) take too much room, it really doesnít work with the rest of the brew. Overall I thought this was a fun creation despite the annoying residual sugars. I donít know if given a little more time the yeast would eat more sugars, because with less sugars this beer could have been pretty good. Once again Iím entering this rating from work, and as usual it puts me 10 minutes behind on my work, and that always happens 50 minutes before Iím one hour late on my work because of, well, you know, the internet.

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