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Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

477 Ratings
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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 20
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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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-31-2013 01:54:36 | More by smithj4
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metter98

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 01:39:44 | More by metter98
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

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

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 15:57:11 | More by EgadBananas
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-29-2013 06:07:44 | More by twelveinches
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pstam87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-28-2013 23:37:39 | More by pstam87
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cdwil

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-28-2013 20:49:13 | More by cdwil
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kguyty

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-28-2013 19:52:42 | More by kguyty
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-27-2013 18:44:27 | More by Daniellobo
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match1112

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-27-2013 15:26:48 | More by match1112
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portia99

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 21:20:24 | More by portia99
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emerge077

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 20:35:21 | More by emerge077
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strib

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-25-2013 19:15:09 | More by strib
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-25-2013 08:48:00 | More by zestar
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-24-2013 23:38:20 | More by ajzy
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bluejacket74

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 23:33:19 | More by bluejacket74
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Chaney

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 22:14:47 | More by Chaney
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +24.7%

05-24-2013 01:41:56 | More by King_KongDCO93
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ATXboozer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-23-2013 23:47:55 | More by ATXboozer
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-23-2013 20:59:55 | More by jroberts8811
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frogfan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-23-2013 19:05:23 | More by frogfan
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DovaliHops

California

4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 10/2013. So happy to see this and other Boulevard beers popping up in California. Pours a purple-brown color with quite a bit of deep red. You can slightly see through it when held up to light. Very large, light-tan head with a hint of yellow that goes down very slowly. Scent is quite interesting...very heavy on the coffee, but not what you normally expect from Coffee Stouts/Porters...which is what I'm used to. Slightly acidic nose with some green apple and orange...some citrus. As it warms, there is a lot of citrus. Mellow hoppiness with a hint of booze. The coffee is the main aroma here, but there is a lot more going on. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and highly carbonated. Drinkability is fairly high. Overall, this beer is in a league of its own. Most coffee beers are in the form of stouts and porters...not this one. This one has somewhat of a Belgian strong ale characteristic to it...along the lines of a Dubbel (hence the green apple and whatnot), yet maintaing a heavy coffee profile. Very unique beer, and delicious to boot. High ABV is well-hidden.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 08:09:10 | More by DovaliHops
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srhoadsy

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served slightly chilled into a pint glass.

Pours dark cloudy brown, a lot like coffee with cream, go figure. Moderate surface layer with light lacing.

Aroma is all about dark roasted coffee.

Flavors are much more complex than the nose would suggest. Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roasted peanuts with hint of smoky ash.

Medium bodied with a sweet creamy finish. Light to moderate carbonation with mild aftertaste.

Another winner from Boulevard. Simple but just complex enough to make it interesting. Excellent when paired with a chocolaty dessert.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 02:18:35 | More by srhoadsy
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +24.7%

05-22-2013 20:19:30 | More by CEDAMA
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scottyu27

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-22-2013 13:12:13 | More by scottyu27
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MooSully

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-22-2013 04:26:45 | More by MooSully
Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.