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Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

490 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 22
Gots: 45 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Batch 2013-4. Best by 10-2013.
A: Pours a fairly clear but dark amber-brown hue with 1-2 inch off white head with good retention. (4)
S: Caramel malt, brown sugar, mild coffee and cream, and a hint of toffee. (3.75)
T: Follows aroma nearly exactly...caramel malt, brown sugar, mild coffee and cream, and--with warming--spicy rye comes through. I'm guessing the coffee note has diminished with age, but it does get stronger with warming. (3.75)
M: Medium body. Sweet and sticky feel. The ABV is quite well hidden. Nice lingering spicy rye and sweet cream notes on the palate in the finish. (4.25)
D: Still a solid brew. This is a year past the best by date and it is holding up fairly well. Comes across as a nice old ale. Starts off with good drinkability, but the high ABV eventually turns this one into more of a sipper. (3.75)

mwilbur, Oct 16, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -6.2%

Peter1977, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

jpd7374, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

FLBeerGuy, Sep 06, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -4%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

Mbpike, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Coffee ale pours a dark brown color with a nice large lacing head. There is a mellow toasted malty aroma, with mellow coffee notes. The taste has a toasty flavor, with some noticeable coffee flavors, and there is a warm finish, and a sweet vanilla like aftertaste. Nice body, nicely melded flavors. Overall its very drinkable, and very nice and smooth to drink.

vette2006c5r, Aug 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.