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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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 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

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3.6
sebletitje (10048) - 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.

3.5
thomat (3828) - 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.

3.4
SirLimpsalot (4162) - 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

3.5
Ughsmash (7508) - 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.

2.9
MIBRomeo (2570) - 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.

2.4
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

3
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2013
thanks to collin, strong flavors, bitter cedar, tons of Ginger and orange flavors. Strong flavors

3
Reynolds314 (3433) - 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.

2.5
mcberko (17178) - 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 – 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.

3.7
Sammy (12091) - 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.


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