Beer Review: CIGAR CITY DOS COSTAS OESTE CEDAR

Beer Review: CIGAR CITY DOS COSTAS OESTE CEDAR

The amber orange hue of Cigar City Dos Costas Oeste Cedar flows into the glass, devoid of any discernible head. A modest introduction that hints at the unconventional journey ahead.

Aroma

Diverging from the ordinary, the aroma of this ale beckons with prominent notes of cedar, entwined with the subtleties of perfume citrus and a touch of ginger. A fragrant medley that sets the stage for an unconventional tasting experience.

Taste

In the realm of flavor, Dos Costas Oeste Cedar unfolds as a complex tapestry. Tonic-like bitterness, accentuated by quinine, interlaces with the peel’s bitterness, while cedar takes center stage. The interplay of fruity, spicy yeast and a hint of limeaide adds layers to the tasting profile, with the cedar leaving a lingering imprint well beyond each sip.

Mouthfeel

The high carbonation elevates the mouthfeel, creating a full-bodied sensation that complements the bold flavor profile. A tactile reminder that each sip is a deliberate step into uncharted brewing territory.

Overall

This edition of Dos Costas Oeste proves to be a captivating divergence from its counterparts. While the lemon and grapefruit wood variations hinted at subtlety, this cedar-infused concoction emerges as a bona fide “cedar bomb.” An intriguing series indeed, best savored in shared moments of tasting. The intensity of the cedar might make it a solo endeavor or even splitting it, a bit of a challenge. If you manage to secure a bottle, reserve it for an occasion where its boldness can be celebrated, for in small portions, it shines, but as a solitary venture, it can be a task.