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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Hazy off orange pour whispy white head. Peppery earthy bready lemon zest and alcohol on the aroma Iím 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 donít balance the beer well. Not very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a CCB snifter. A: Looks like urine. Thin white head, clear gold body. S: That is some potent cedar. Smells like the inside of a cigar box with a spicy lemon grass and some underlying peppery yeasty. Like with all the cedar aged CCB beers the cedar aging creates a huge imbalance. T: Luckily the cedar is a little more subdued than the nose, but it is still too much apart of the beer. There is a light hop presence with some stone fruit and some back end yeasty notes of pepper and light must. 9% is well hidden M: Light bodied, medium carbonation. Cedar spice in the aftertaste detracts from some of the drinkability. O: As with all the cedar aged CCB beers the cedar is just too much and basically decimates the base beer. A little less cedar aging and the cedar might complimentary as opposed to the leading flavor. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3930) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2013
thanks to collin, strong flavors, bitter cedar, tons of Ginger and orange flavors. Strong flavors

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Wow this is well another huge cedar bomb. Reminds me of sniffing bug spray with extra deet. Super huge cedar notes dominate all other nuanced flavor here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from LateStart (thanks Jordan), pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out pungent cedar upfront which dominates, a bit of citrus, but not much else Ė this is all cedar on the nose. Flavour is similar, bringing out prominent cedar notes which dominate, with very light citrus notes. The cedar is monolithic in this, with a light body, leaving strong woody cedar notes. The best of the Dos Costas beers, but still nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8936) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Lateral tasting with bottles from Lueken Liquors. Funky aroma, the funk stays in the taste and is moderated by some grapefruit and lemon and the wood. Very good very spicy flavour, but you have to tolerate the barnyard. Good drinkability.Full mouthfeel, carbonation significant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Dos Costas Oeste
Date: November 04, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy orange, fine white head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry spicy aroma, lots of cedar, spicy
Flavor: spicy flavor, woody, balanced sweetness, plenty of wood but not too much
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
750 ml bottle acquired from fishingnet. Thanks, Ben. Finally finishing up this series after this one has lingered in the fridge for a long time. Pours a deep orange pour, a kiss of haze, deep pretty glow through the body and edges. A frothy whitish head dies to a small ring and laces small. Aromas are bigger citrus rind, orange and grapefruit, bread dough, wood and cedar with a kiss of spice. Coriander strikes the nose firmly, bready malts, straw, big citrus rind and coriander feel as it settles. Itís not too sweet, the cedar seems a bit faded which from what I can tell is a good thing from early reviews. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter with citrus rind, grapefruit and orange oils. Gentle sweetness, dry spice. Cool coriander and cedar come into the middle, a touch tannic as we move into the backend. Lots of citrus rind, much less sweet as a beer than the other versions as I recall. A more dry backend and finish, more cedar, wet wood, and tannic presence back here. The citrus rind really jumps up front, grapefruit and orange, at times. Pleasant. A touch sweet into the middle with firm spice, coriander and yeast that quickly turns into the dry and cedar finish, tannic, but not overrun with the wood as earlier reviews mentioned. I kept this beer for a good long while out of fear of this particular one. The finish is a bit spicy and cedar ridden, but overall, itís a pretty solid offering. If you havenít revisited this in awhile, give it a go. Overall, this grabbed the highest rating from me for all 3 bottled wood versions.. Iím pretty surprised at that. But it truly was the best.. Albeit all bottles tried several months apart from each other.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Backlogged rating (Joe Peesie Beer Porn gathering), thanks Zach: Golden hued with a good lasting head. The aroma has notes of oak, lemongrass, mango, white pepper, ginger, resiny hops and bready malts. The taste has a lovely balance of spice, booze, fruit and bitterness. I like the touch of cedar tannins and overall spicy notes. The mouth feel is lively yet smooth, a tad sticky. Overall a successful brew that i would gladly try again.

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