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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Cedar, wood, tropical fruit and a bit of pepper. White pepper. Really dry and warming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Peppery, cedar, light malty, citrus, grape fruits, lots of grape fruits, citrus peel, lots of freshness, high drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13211) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Looking more or less clear in the glass, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick white head on top. There’s quite a lot of cedar in the aroma, with pine cones, grapefruit peel and a generic fruityness. Not much maltyness. The flavor is less influenced by the cedar, but it’s still there, along with grapefruit peel, fruityness, a little touch of pale malts and an appropriate level of bitterness. Full-bodied, creamy and soft on the palate, quite dry. Bitter, citrusy finish. A really nice one, tasteful and quenching even though it’s quite high on the ABV level. 120511

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
Hazy light amber. Thin head. The aroma is massively cedary with orangey/marmaladey notes and some thick, overly sweet malts. The palate is sweet up front, with marmalade and lots of malt. There’s actually a bit too much as it gets cloying. The finish carries with it more dryness, largely on account of the dominant cedar character. The cedary spiciness is a bit out of balance, being very strong, and the malts probably could benefit from being a bit thinner. The impression is a good beer but probably too one-dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of cedar, DEET, florals, and pine. Flavor of cedar, herbs, lemon, and caramel with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
75cl bottle. Medium off-white head, hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon peel, some cedar, coriander. Taste is medium sweet, cedar, lemon/orange, light coriander, ginger. Effervescent medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2012
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
Pours clear yellow with a small, creamy, white film head. Aroma has lots of pepper - really accentuated by the wood. Doughy malts, grassy. Very fresh. Medium carbonation, lovely dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is initially malty, doughy, then turns to wonderfully sharp white pepper. Pine bitterness and crisp finish. Lovely, and amazing what that cedar does to enhance flavours and aromas.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11028) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Golden with a lasting white head. Spicy aroma with lots of black and pink pepper and a touch of wood. Dry and spicy flavour with lots of pepper and citrus character, and distinct cedar wood, especially in the late aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - 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


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