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Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

504 Ratings
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 22
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: SavvyStudent on 03-21-2013

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
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of champ103
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Cottonwood in Houston

A: Pours a slightly hazed light brown/hazelnut color. A two finger white head forms that sticks around for a minute and eventually recedes. Not much lace is left behind.
S: Coffee grounds right up front and center. Coffee creamer, and lightly sweet in the nose. That is about it.
T: Again, big on the coffee and creamer. Maybe some toasted and sweet malt, though hard to tell. Pretty much everything is covered up by coffee grounds.
M/D: A medium body and a bit light on the carbonation. Silky smooth, but also a bit on the thin side for me. The alcohol is not very apparent, but with the huge coffee grounds character, this is more of a one and done for me.

Like everything from the Smokestack series, this is worth a try. Though not nearly as good as some of the other beers in series. More of a novelty, and something to try once for me.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of chugalug06
2.83/5  rDev -29.3%
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.

Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of zencigar
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

head starts small so I increased the pour then suddenly huge head that takes up 3/4 of the glass, foamy fluffy head, light lacing, hazy sediment laden cranberry red color.

Nose big amber reddish malts, sweet little syrupy, toasty, brown sugar and toffee, coffee grinds mild coffee lighter roast, waft of booze, light alcohol esters and fruity, caramel coffee, quite syrupy like aroma.

Taste starts with a cold extracted coffee, mild roast with a light earthy nutty coffee flavor, light coffee syrup, toasted grinds but without any acrid burnt flavors or tannins, very smooth. Light caramel and toffee, amber malts, little toasty, brown sugar, etc, and a nutty Jamaican like coffee flavor. Faint booze warmth and taste, mild sweetness, chewy, rich. Some bitterness from light grassy earthy hops, little floral too. Finish is semi sweet and sticky, light booze, more smooth coffee, syrupy brown sugar toffee, and light earthy hop bitterness.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, very smooth coffee without tannins or bitter acrid flavors so must be cold extraction, nice flavors, sweets, and nice light hop infusion. Pretty tasty and surprisingly smooth and easy to drink.

Photo of FishPondManager
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of draheim
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL (batch 2013-2) into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber w/ a big fluffy khaki head that sticks around, leaving minimal lacing.

Aroma is huge chocolate and coffee in about equal proportions. Smells great, looking forward to this now.

Taste is strong, bitter coffee and less of the chocolate.Underneath everything is the roasty malt, I'm guessing the base might be something like a brown ale. But mostly this beer is what it's named.

Mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, medium bodied with a nice bitter roasty finish from the coffee and the malt.

Overall a real kick-in-the-ass kind of beer. Simple and straightforward, not especially complex, but delicious.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of beergoot
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very clear, dark copper body crowned with a thick, foamy head. Light coffee scent dominates the aroma with underlying tinges of roasted grains in the background. Toffee and coffee grounds are the immediate flavors with a slightly zesty hop bitterness coming through at the finish. Relatively light body; slightly fizzy; dry finish.

An interesting beer, especially for fans of coffee-themed beers. Malts and coffee notes dominate the flavor and aroma and pretty nicely balanced throughout. Those flavors do a really nice job of masking the alcohol level although you can pick up on its presence. A nicely done beer/coffee collaboration.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.