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Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

485 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 22
Gots: 44 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Neighbors for nearly twenty years, Boulevard Brewing Company and The Roasterie share a passion for making extraordinary beverages. In Coffee Ale, our two celebrated brewing traditions come together in a long-awaited collaboration. Ethiopian Sidamo from Africa’s Great Rift Valley has been carefully blended with rye, oats, and malted barley, and spiced with Perle and Styrian Golding hops. The delightfully fragrant beer presents a glowing, tawny-amber hue. The clean, crisp acidity of the air-roasted coffee mingles with malt on the palate, lingering faintly in a subtly sweet finish.

26 IBU

(Beer added by: SavvyStudent on 03-21-2013)
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

bca115, Jun 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

mikennat, Mar 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

StubFaceJoe, May 18, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

A bombastic hazelnutty foamy head on top of a folgers colored brew, nice clarity. Where's the lacing, Mr. Coffee?

EEkk. Tons of hazelnut, not my favorite. Caramel, toffee, milky, peppery,.

Light, airy, no bite, heavy carbonation with lots of milky hazelnut. Slight sweet funkyness goes unappreciated by me. Spicy, peppery, chocolate, toffee, messy. A miss.

This beer is a mess and is only considered a "coffee" brew due to it's over indulgence of hazelnut... After a slew of bad brews from Boulevard recently, they need to pull it together. Rye on rye is the only reason I bought this brew. Can't recommend.

chugalug06, Apr 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

sgttibbs, Jun 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

thefluker, Sep 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

backslide311, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

psoriasaurus, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

MNBeer1017, May 20, 2013
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3.14/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

If nothing else, it's at least nice to see a coffee-forward beer that doesn't have a stout at its base. This stuff pours a dark garnet-topaz topped by over a finger of wan off-gray foam. The nose is unsurprisingly dominated by coffee, though it's not just the sweet and roasty stuff you sniff whilst meandering through the right aisle at the supermarket, but rather a combination of that with some slightly soapy and briny veins. It's slightly off-putting, especially considering there's nothing buttressing or contrasting it. The taste begins with a decidedly bitter strain of coffee, followed by, in turn, light tobacco, mild caramel, light wheat, and then those strains of soapy and briny coffee. Shit, I never thought I'd write those words about coffees in beer when they're so much more at home in the world of Scotch, but, hey, when the words fit... The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, there's just too much off coffee in this coffee ale for my tastes. It'd have been one thing if it was strong with the usual brew, but the soap and the brine just kinda ruined things a bit for me.

TMoney2591, Apr 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

aztraz, Sep 28, 2013
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oso, Mar 13, 2014
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taez555, Apr 28, 2013
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ezperkins2, Aug 30, 2013
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rderedin, Jun 09, 2013
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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.