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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Streets (29) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Had on tap at Blind Tiger with Jredmond and Brendan. Insane smell from the wood that lends to the amazing aroma. The taste is also amplified by the Cedar wood. This blows the other two Dos Costas I had out of the water.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bomber from Railroad Street Tavern. Pours turbid vivid gold with 3-finger well-retained creamy head. Nose is that awesome fresh ground black pepper right out of the mill, piney hops, cedar, mango, and florals. Nose reminds me a great deal of Humidor Cedar Jai Alai. Tastes very fruity, somewhat sweet, with orange marmalade and mango flavors, intense cedary black pepper, hops, and some finishing florals. Flavor is complex, with a lot of fruit, tons of cedary peppery notes, and a juicy deliciousness that makes you want to drink it with a funnel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Purchased at Habersham Beverage Depot in Savannah, GA; enjoyed in my hotel room on the tail end of my vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC. Iíve been waiting a while to try a brew from this brewery, and this was the only one available at this store. Appearance is a cloudy peachy gold with a rich, foamy white head. Aroma is flat out intense, complex, and delicate. The biggest orange peel notes of any beer Iíve had, potent like I just walked into a grocery store, mixed with cedar chips, Lemon notes which enhance the citrus, and a lively spiciness. Taste is equally potent with huge orange/lemon citrus notes, pronounced yeast presence, mixed with a complex fruity concoction on a bed of wood/cedar. Itís complex and easy drinking, very smooth. Awesome, awesome stuff, hope to make it to this brewery at some point in the coming years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2012 I never knew I was a lover, until this beer stole the things I hide. Cause I focused while we danced, because I offered it a ride.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2012
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 wouldnít have guessed cedar without knowing the name of the beer, but this is (at least) the second cedar-aged beer Iíve 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 itís 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (5941) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 Bottle split with keith. Pours a shimmering clearish gold, small white soapy head, sporadic lacing. Aromas are fuckin unreal. Pure gruit cedar, this brings me back to the best beer cigar city ever made. Shame it got axed this year. This must be the replacement. Other scents of ginger, vanilla, vtg cedar, orange. Taste is a creamy, cedar aged, fruity spicy wood funk yo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2012
A Mes rate. Tap at Blind Tiger.
My god. Iíve tried pretty much all the cedar stuff from Cigar City and none of them are holding back on the wood character but this one is way more than the others. Itís like itís been double cedared or something. Thoroughly intense wood and lemon and epic spice. Drinks like 4%. Nothing like the 9 plus quoted. Spicy grapefruit wood finish. Quite a shocking experience but thoroughly enjoyable all the way through.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 750ml Bottle: Got in trade from smith4498; THANKS Jason! Aroma of cedar, wood, slight spice, and a hint of coriander. What a nice coriander scent! Poured orange/gold in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished a bit but lasted throughout. Cloudy/hazy. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of cedar, light pepper, and slight yeast. Light to medium body. Slick, then slightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter, cedar, pepper finish is lightly dry. 9%ABV is completely hidden throughout. I really like this; cedar is your friend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (12955) - 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

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