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Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 23
Gots: 46 | FT: 3
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

sparx1100, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Bonna, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of darthhamby
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a smoky, burnt sienna in color with almost a three inch khaki head.

S - Fresh roasted coffee beans, like opening up a the best coffee on a cold Spring morning while camping.

T - The coffee notes rush to the limelight, with brown sugar and toffee notes in their supporting roles following. A hint of dark chocolate rounded off the sensory overload. I think Perle hops are there to add a little spice to the party.

M - I would say a light to medium mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.

O - I didn't pick up on the 9.3% ABV but it's there. A nice sweet finish, and a delightful beer. I look forward to next year's batch.

darthhamby, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.96/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

In a league of its own. Poured into my trusty pint glass. Dark brown pouring . Thick head which isn't bad in this casei 1 1/2 to 2 fingers head. Coffee and malts of course sets it apart from others. World class in my opinion. Best beer i have from this company as my workplace carries this beer in 750 ml. bottles. Well done

yuenglingfan101, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

cooler4life, Jun 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

WreckingBrew, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jplopez21, Jun 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25%

dllman25, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of cvm4
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a murky, deep brown in color with a frothy tan two finger head.

S - Fresh coffee beans abound! And also sweet bready malts.

T - Coffee in the forefront, toffee notes, sweet malty flavors and light whisper bittersweet chocolate.

M - Lighter bodied than I was thinking, but it is an ale, with medium carbonation.

O - It tells ya what it is on the label and delivers in spades. Loving this coffee ale!

cvm4, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

dubmax, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

redbaron_ict, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

MarkyMOD, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

thinwhiteduke, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL pours a dark amber color with a huge cap of tan head. Retention and lace are both modest.

Nose is vegetal coffee beans, that is pretty much all. Big time coffee aroma without much else.

Its not a coffee stout, per se...more like a cup of joe with some beer on the side. Amber ale? Thats more likely. Maybe a bit too much coffee oriented for me...not bad though.

twiggamortis420, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

raffy313, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

kew, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

bmurray10, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

1424IpA, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Rau71, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

smithj4, May 31, 2013
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy brownish amber in color. It poured with a finger high tan head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted coffee beans are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to smell and has lots of coffee flavors along with some hints of brown sugar and sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is exactly as it is advertised and has lots of coffee and flavors. It's not too difficult to drink because most of the alcohol is hidden from the taste.

metter98, May 31, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: brownish, tawny, murky, yellowish head.

Aroma: coffee, malt sweetness, mild bitterness, bit of dark fruitiness

Taste: coffee up front, roasted notes, fruits, yeast esters, malt sweetness, hint of booziness.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, mild carbonation

EgadBananas, May 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

twelveinches, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

pstam87, May 29, 2013
Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.