ej (782) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden clear
Cedar, grapes, cirtus
Sour tart dry, complex,fizzy, wood, peppery, hay, earthy, clove
robertjm (776) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(trade w/changeup45) - Big frothy white head. Body is golden orange and very clear. No doubting what kind of wood this stuff aged in as you’re inundated with the aroma of wet cedar wood at first whiff. Pretty overwhelming if you’ve never had it before. Sort of like black pepper corns and coriander seeds. Transfers over into the flavor as well. Any hop character is pretty much masked by the harshness of the wood. There’s almost a perfumy flavor to it. Certainly worth trying, but I find it hard to believe anyone can drink this stuff on a daily basis unless they’re part woodchuck! Might’ve been better had they steamed the Spirals to take a little bit of the edge off.
hivemind (712) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Blind Tiger for CCB event. Pours golden with pretty big white head and leaves a thick but quickly-fading lacing on the glass (snifter). Aroma is sweet and funky yeast with some wood coming through already. Tastes of lemon/citrus, some vegetable, and a little hop. Definite wood in there as well, which comes through later than the other flavors. I wouldn’t have guessed cedar without knowing the name of the beer, but this is (at least) the second cedar-aged beer I’ve tried and they seem to let a lot more of the wood come through compared to other types of wood barrel-aged beers. Stands out because it’s a little funky, a little zesty, and moderately tart, almost to the point of sour but stopping just short. Something I could definitely drink an entire bottle of.
Macegan75 (707) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle I brought to Damico’s. Pours cloudy yellow with slight head that fades, nose is moth balls, cedar, campfire, taste is smokey, woody &belian malty yeast quality. finish is nice, not overpowering clean flavors of pale malt.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured orange with a great head that stayed around for a while and stuck on the edge of the glass. smelled sour citrus and cedar. tasted tart followed by cedar and bitter aftertaste. great beer
AGAquino (662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting three beers of the Dos Costas Oriente series, Cedar, Gapefruit and Lemon, courtesy of Sammy. Cloudy golden colour w/. Tall foamy head. Great aroma of citrus and over ripe fruit. Flavours of jammy fruits, orange zest and grapefruit.
flip_soeperman (643) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good saison.Peppery, fresh, slightley sour. Some woodiness. Good fresh beer.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle with James, Andrew, and Maggi. Pours a hazy amber with little to no head. Amazing nose. Cigar smells with fresh lemons and other citrus fruits. Flavor is peppery with deep wood flavors mixing with some light citrus. Amazing.
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear mellow orange, and beautiful, thick creamy white head. Belgiany grain aroma, complimented by some orange notes, and hints of cedar. Nice bubbly carbonation. The cedar gives the beer quote an interesting flavor, it’s slightly offset by the orange peel, but the flavor is predominately peppery cedar. It’s very good and another gem from two of my favorite breweries.
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Adam. Aroma: strong notes of cedar, quite like sticking one’s head in a humidor, grapefruit, some pepper, floral, faint malt notes.
Appearance: slightly murky light amber pour, fluffy white head with average retention, leaves a bit of lacing. Taste: cedar again sort of takes over, some spice and citrus as well, distinct farmhouse yeast dough/pepper notes, slight sweetness in the finish. Palate: medium body, medium-high carbonation. Overall: interesting brew, complex.