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Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 21
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

MarkyMOD, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

thinwhiteduke, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
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%

raffy313, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

kew, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

bmurray10, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

1424IpA, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Rau71, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

smithj4, May 31, 2013
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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
Photo of EgadBananas
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -6.5%

twelveinches, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

pstam87, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

cdwil, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

kguyty, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Daniellobo, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

match1112, May 27, 2013
Photo of portia99
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle (batch 2013-2) poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a milk chocolate brown in color, moderately hazy, two fingers of whipped creamy pale tan head with excellent staying power. Several minutes go by before it recedes to leave behind lots of foamy lacing.

S - Not surprisingly, this has a rather intense coffee aroma to it...medium roast with a bit of a peppery aspect to it. A touch of fruitiness, hints of light caramel, mild hop bitterness, a bit of yeast.

T - Didn't really detect the alcohol in the aroma but there is some noticeable booziness in the flavors...even overpowers the other flavors a bit. Coffee remains up front in the flavors. Some light astringency and plenty of estery fruitiness give way to some sugary sweetnesss towards the finish.

M - Medium body with a mid-level foamy/creamy carbonation to it. Fair amount of alcohol is present along with an astringency that fades to a lingering alcohol warmth and somewhat sweet finish.

O - Overall, good coffee beer - plenty of coffee flavor although the alcohol takes over a bit too much for me. Would definitely have this again if I come across it in the store.

portia99, May 26, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BBD: 10 - 2013

Tawny reddish brown, murky with sediment and some tan foam on the surface. Softly acidic coffee in the nose, roasty and slightly sweet with woody notes of nutmeg and bakers chocolate. Very coffee forward, medium bodied, dry and roasty, light bitterness in the finish. The coffee flavor has a nice complexity to it, and the abv is well hidden. Recommended.

emerge077, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

strib, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

zestar, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

ajzy, May 25, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch 2013-4, best by 10-2013. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with about an inch and a half tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Not surprisingly, the aroma is mostly coffee. There's also roasted malt, nuts, vanilla and bittersweet chocolate noticeable. It tastes like coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and surprisingly a bit of citrus. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a little creamy and slick with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this coffee brew, definitely worth a try. $12.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, May 25, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 2/13; best by 10/13

A non-stout coffe ale? Gimme!

A: This sucker was all head and carbonation, however perhaps I should have let it breathe for a bit. Pretty much dark brown, caramel in color, with suspect cloudiness, and a super-duper mocha head.

S: Had pretty much a sort of caramel coffee, or toffee flair overall, with an over nose of steeped grains. Strong malt presence. Good.

T : A bit lighter in body that I expect, but still good. The word of the day on this one is most definitely "toffee." Nothing is really wrong here, but nothing mind-blowing either.

M: Ridiculous carbonation for sure... bordering on whipped topping in a bottle even. I've gotta admit though that that kinda worked in a strange way. I liked the dialed down bitterness.

O: Lots of great reviews on this one on here. To each his or her own, I guess.

Chaney, May 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

King_KongDCO93, May 24, 2013
Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.