BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Gusher. Hazy pale golden woth small ring of white head. Woody peppery aroma, some slight grapefruit citrus. Tast of grapefruit, pineapple, belgian yeast. Quite sweet and sticky. Nice madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
9th June 2012TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
Very hazy gold beer, decent white head. Smooth palate, airy and a little soft. Mild carbonation. Sweet and mild grapefruit. Whisper of wood. Touch of mint. Smooth, unusual and well joined up beer. Very very drinkable.
Tasty and drinkable but a little sweet. More like a Belgian blonde than a saison. The grapefruit is nice. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle from Hopscotch and poured quickly in a Duvel snifter: Yep a gusher here as well but sort of knew about so I was ready and only lost a wee bit of beer. Cloudy golden hue with the expected initial huge head but surprisingly it faded pretty quickly even in the etched glass. Good but not great lace. The aroma has notes of orange, melon and mango, some grapefruit and pear along with grassy herbal hops. A slight note of pils and aromatic hops, very faint Saison like esters from the yeast. Ginger and just a touch of coriander. The taste is highly fruity and grainy with a moderate tannic wood finish. Herbal bitterness, flowery and some aspirin like notes. You do get some alcohol as it warms but not overpowering. Yes there is a slight sourness and ginger twang to this as well that seems quite Orval-ish. The mouth feel is lightly sprite and sharp with a light medicinal tone. Overall it is quite drinkable but must say my least favorite of the three wood treatment of the Dos Costas Oeste I have had. The aspirin and sour-y notes have a lot to do with that. mcberko (17840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from LateStart (thanks Jordan). Bottle gushes like I’ve never seen a gusher before, losing ¼ of the bottle – WTF, absolutely ridiculous – pours a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma of ban-daids, grapefruit, citrus and orange peel. Flavour of band-aids, orange peel, citrus and grapefruit. Doesn’t have the vegetal qualities of the lemon wood one, but it also seems infected. What the hell are they thinking here – this is all over the place. Total crap.
SpringsLicker (3640) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2013
I degassed this one slowly after reading some rates.
Oily dark yellow pour with frothy white head.
Complex flowery aroma. Sweet and perfumy. Some wood and leather.
The flavor is sweet and complex, following the aroma.’
Very nice Saison. Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle at The Distillery in Savannah. This beer gushed forth a hazy dark golden color with a glass-filling foamy white head that diminishes slowly. small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, oak and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of grapefruit, sweet spice, oak and biscuit malt. The finish is fruity with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty good all around. Ratman197 (14838) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
750 ml EXPLOSIVE bottle courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff) poured a hazy golden amber with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, straw, ginger, coriander and light wood. Palate wass light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, ginger, copriander, orange zest, light grapefruit and light wood with a crisp dry lingering spiced finish. Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Lateral tasting from bottles from Lueken Liquours. Grapefruit, a little sweet and subtle spicy. The real show was the greatest gusher in thousands of beer bttles opened.Lighter colour than the cedar. AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Tasting three beers of the Dos Costas Oriente series, Cedar, Gapefruit and Lemon, courtesy of Sammy. Explosive carbonation, almost 3/4 of the bottle was lost in a gushing stream 2 feet high. Cloudy dirty ochre, muted flavours. Nice aromas.