Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Cigar City - Dos Costas Oeste (2011)
This Saison is a high gravity ale with coriander, ginger and sweet orange peel aged on grapefruit wood spirals. This is Variation #2 – aged on grapefruit wood spirals. Variation #1 was aged on cedar spirals.
Bottled by Cigar City.
The ABV is 9.0 and the IBU rating is ??
Style - Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Glass to use - Pint Glass, Becker, Tumbler or Oversized Wine Glass
Delivery - 750ml Bottle
Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions.
The Pour - Pours a cloudy orange color with a big white head that vanishes. Some lacing.
Aroma - Citrus fruit, spices - I get coriander and the ginger is very strong, hops
Taste - Same as the nose, strong ginger and orange.
Mouth Feel - High carbonation and medium body.
Drinkable - I opened the bottle and the brew rushed out of the top (gusher!), I had to scramble to the sink. Lucky that only a half a glass ended up on the floor instead of my belly. From what I've read online this is a normal occurrence for this brew. I would call this a Winter warmer for the summer time. Very refreshing, should have opened on a hot day.
This beer pair well with cheese, salads and white meats.
This beer gets a Duper rating of B
BeerAdvocate Rating = 86
Ratebeer Rating = 92