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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 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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
S_Side_Smitty (488) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 Pours a golden amber with a small head. Aroma is smoke and freshly cut cedar. The coriander taste is prevalent along with the cedar up front and there is a black pepper-like bite in the finish that alludes to carbonation. Different and interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6349) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Big cedar woody aroma with lighter fruity and spicy notes. The wood in the flavor comes across a bit harsh, with some light spicy yeast and some fruity sweetness. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours a unclear dark gold with a bubbly white head that dissipates quick. Bursting aroma of fresh pine, cedar, spice and yeast. Sweet entry that subdues into light vanilla and wood then quickly into strong cedar wood spice, lemon rind and yeast. Finishes very spicy and dry with a quick note of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6769) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Pouring at the Saturday afternoon session of EBF. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Big cedar right away on the nose. A touch sweet, smooth and spicy. Light alcohol peeks through, a touch of spicy wood. Caramel, long warm cedar on the finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Streets (25) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5632) - Manhattan, 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hivemind (712) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
I could drink this beer by the gallon. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Nose is cedar, lemon, sweet malt, yeast, spices, and wood. Flavor is similar- cedar up front followed by lemon, citrus, and sweet malt. Medium in body, and a delightful biere de garde overall. Complex in its simplicity.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2263) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours copper with big cedar nose. Tastes of cedar, pepper, apples, pears, and lemons. Yeasty and lingering finish. Really enjoyed this one


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