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Newburgh C.A.F.E. Sour - Newburgh Brewing Company

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 63
Avg: 4.46
pDev: 71.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Newburgh Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-06-2013

C.A.F.E. Sour brings a new twist to the already popular world of coffee beers. Keeping with Christopher’s favorite coffee’s from Ethiopia, the beer is made with beautiful Ethiopian Yrgicheffe provided by Plowshares Coffee Roasters in Hillburn, NY. In keeping with an overall Ethiopian theme, Whole Grain Teff and Gesho Leaves & Sticks were used. Teff is a staple grain of Ethiopia used in their sourdough bread called Injera. And Gesho is used for bittering in the traditional Ethiopian beer “Tella”.

We wanted to push the boundaries of creativity. Since Teff is used in sourdough bread, we thought: why not make a sour beer?

The end product results in a truly unique coffee-inspired experience: light in color and body, with an Earthy flavoring from the coffee that blends wonderfully with the exotic flavors from the sour beer. A refreshing and delightful beer for the summer ahead.

Style: your guess is as good as ours
Malt: Golden Promise, Pale Malt, Flaked Oats, Whole Grain Teff
Hops: Variety of Aged Hops
Adjuncts: Gesho Leaves and Sticks (for bittering); Demerara Sugar; Ethiopian Yirgacheffe Coffee from Plowshares Coffee Roasters
Yeast: Newburgh Ale Yeast
Original Gravity: 13.0
Final Gravity: 2.5
Color: Light Tan
Body: Light
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 10
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I had this on tap at brewery.

A: A gold, amber color

S: Coffee. And a damn good coffee.

T: A bit of coffee with a lot of sour. Easily one of the best and most enjoyable tastes I've had in a long while.

M: Moderate carbonation

O: A great, great beer. I have never had a sour beer before. I most certainly will try some more and especially this one.

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A: Cloudy bronze color with big frothy white head. Orange-honeycomb appearance. Murky like dirty pond water if you want the glass half empty appearance, but if you google 'Tella'-the Ethiopian beer they were mimicking this is spot on.

S: Fresh ground coffee dominates and a bit impenetrable. Citrus notes, lemon yerba mate, herbal, medicinal, spice lurk in the background.

M: Light-bodied. Low to medium carb. Nice astringent finish.

T/O: Blast of roasted coffee grounds, tangy flower notes-hibiscus, tangerine, bitter cocoa, spicy earth and woody tones-sasparilla. Sourness interacts with the bitter well. More like a coffee spiced tea in many respects.

A real nice summer sipper. Would be a perfect substitute for you r favorite iced coffee/tea. Carries many of the same notes, but with some added sour, and the lovely carbonation from the this beer making process. Would like to see this coffee used in a stout recipe.

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Newburgh C.A.F.E. Sour from Newburgh Brewing Company
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