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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14146) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - 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 (13801) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Draft courtesy of the CCB crew, thanks! My father used to smoke cigars, and the aroma of this beer was like sticking my face in one of his humidors, without the tobacco I guess. Taste was dominated by that aroma. Overall an interesting experience.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - 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 (11971) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11902) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
CBC. Clear dark yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and heavy cedar (like a cigar box). Flavor is medium sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 110512

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration Day Two. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Massive spicy cedar nose. Big sweet flavor, lightly boozy with some honey and plenty of cedar wood. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with some alcohol sting, mild pine bitterness, and just loads of cedar wood character. Light dryness, medium sweetness. Lasting woody bitterness. If cedar is your favorite you’ll love this. Otherwise, the cedar may be a bit much. I’m somewhere in between.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11653) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a huge white head. Smells like the inside of a cigar box. Just overwhelming cedar aroma that drowns out pretty much everything else. Maybe a little malt and yeast. The flavor is just as bad. Overdone cedar along with some pepper, ginger, and maybe a touch of malt sweetness and yeast. Not a fan of this one at all.


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