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Dos Costas Oeste is the result of a collaborative brewing effort between Cigar City Brewing of Florida’s 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - 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. I’m also picking up orange peel, alcohol and cedar. I was expecting the cedar presence to be stronger but it’s 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 there’s a subtle earthy, funky character underneath. The cedar character is nicely integrated and isn’t noticeable until the finish where it comes on pretty strong. Still, it doesn’t 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. There’s 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 (389) - , 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 (5105) - 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 (5929) - 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 doesn’t work with the rest of the brew. Overall I thought this was a fun creation despite the annoying residual sugars. I don’t 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 I’m entering this rating from work, and as usual it puts me 10 minutes behind on my work, and that always happens 50 minutes before I’m one hour late on my work because of, well, you know, the internet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Clear golden beer with a minimal offwhite head. Cedar, citrus and hoppy aroma and simliar flavour. Really bad tasting beer..:-(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle at home shared with friends. Poured a golden orange with a small white head and no visible lacing. Aroma is big cedar, light spice, orange peel, and grapefruit. Taste is sweet citrus, light bitterness, wood, a touch of ash, orange peel and spice. Light mouthfeel with low carbonation and a slight burn on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Murky light amber color with lasting ivory head. Dry cedar wood, coriander, orange peel, toasted caramel, citrus aromas. Light bodied. Toasted caramel, dry citrus peel, white wine tannin flavors--good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamesostrand (1) - - AUG 7, 2012 does not count
This just happened to be the cask of the week when I made my first (and definitely not last) visit to the Cigar City Tasting Room. Really, really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2012
750ml bottle-pours hazy gold with a tight offwhite head. Aroma is cedar/spice, orange, light malt. Taste is cedar/spice, yeast, orange, light malt.

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