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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1606) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden with a quickly diminishing white head. Leaves little lacing. Aroma is pepper, cedar, tangerine, grapefruit, light booze, light fermented grass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Grapefruit astringency in the finish along with cedar notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3131) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Not the gusher that the previous one was. Funky yeast and lemon aroma. The flavor starts with a tart bite then mellows out as the sweet fruitiness comes on. The finish is dry and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (3762) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2013
THX! To Sebletitje. 75 cl. bottle sampled. Aged on Spanish cedar wood (apparently they stuff they use for cigar boxes to age the stuff – fitting) saison with coriander and ginger. Pours bright orange with a touch amber, oakish, white head. Nose is very unique, I suppose that this is Spanish cedar, its huge, sweet fruity wood, soft, juicy wood, fruity, berries, light sour tang pure wood, ginger, tad sharp,… wow this is new. Picking up lots of ginger in the taste, I assume what is the cedar, stringy, juicy wood, very sharp, hard to describe, sour fruits & more-so sour berries, wild berries, orange peel, fresh grapefruit juice, hint of pear, sour pine, peel,… This is a bit much to take in, I am not even too certain whether I like it or not, bit hard to tell, it is more interesting. Clean, sharp body. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
light amber ... thin white lacing ... soft peppery cedar wood ... juicy fruits nose ... juicy fruits ... soft malts ... lemon ... orange ... lime and that lovely peppery cedar wood...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Golden with white head. Massive peppery woody aroma, some citrus fruit and a little pissiness. Taste is very woody, peppery and a little citrus, grapefruit in the finish. Slightly sweet and sticky again. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2013
75cl bottle. Thanks Sean (Melody Brewing) for hauling this one back from Philly. Couleur est orangée légèrement trouble, col épais blanc-beige. Arôme présente de suite ce bouquet typique de cèdre, boîte à cigare. Ce dernier ajoute d’emblée de jeu une présence boisée mais également épicée qui domine la bière sans pour cela enlever toutes ses caractéristiques. Entre cela, s’entrechoque des notes de gingembre et de pelure de pamplemousse. Je pense aussi noter une levure belge qui serait peut être celle de la brasserie Bruery. Palais est agréable au départ et bien loi du profil typique d’une saison type wallonne. Ici, on retrouve distinctement tous les ingrédients énoncés; cèdre, gingembre et pelure de pamplemousse. Le cèdre donne cette dimension unique boisé tirant fortement sur l’épice, cette dernière épice est par ailleurs supplémentée par des notes de gingembre qui viennent presque adoucir le côté épicé du bois. Le pamplemousse quant à lui offre une certaine fraîcheur en bouche pour une bière qui peut rebuter du à son profil unique. Le tout est complexe, sortant des sentiers battus, avec une pointe de levure rappelant ici un style belge. Malgré ses 9% la bière reste facile à boire sans pour cela être une bière qui coupe la soif. Je ne suis pas certain qu’un alcool plus bas aurait bénéficié de ce traitement du cèdre. Au final, belle bière, mais qui reste dans le domaine du ’gimmicky’ et qui pour moi se boit une fois sans pour cela devenir une bière que je mettrait en stock chez moi. 25cl aurait été amplement suffisant pour moi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2048) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
Hazy golden with a tiny white head. Spicy and fruity tones. Peppers, fruit and bitterness. Medium to full body with a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (2134) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
@basunen: stor kryddig doft med tydlig inslag av cederträ. Smaken är mycket kryddig men även mycket söt. God men kanske lite jobbig i längden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured medium golden with a short, well-retained, whitish head. The aroma picked up lots of floral and peppery cedar notes over mixed lighter-skinned fruits and bready malt.. fruit skins and floral notes on the strong back of the nose. The flavor found warm bread and fruity notes at the core, with tangy fruit skins and bitter floral notes around.. peppery and yeasty on the long finish.. good stuff in there, but it needed some subtlety. Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. just too big for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Hazy off orange pour whispy white head. Peppery earthy bready lemon zest and alcohol on the aroma I’m thinking saison. Nice palate lightly creamy well coated. Odd flavor clearly Belgian yeasts then some dry lemon zests a hint of soapyness some hops that don’t balance the beer well. Not very good.

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