Coffee Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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89
very good

499 Ratings
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 22
Gots: 48 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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2.8/5  rDev -30%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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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.

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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
4.04/5  rDev +1%
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%

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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%

Photo of enjayvee
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into glass

A - Initial pour gives a healthy looking inch deep beige head. It dissipates rather quickly but stays with you 'til the end.

S - Smells of light roasted coffee, delightful. Also, some hidden toffee/ caramel notes.

T - A heavenly combination of toffee undertones with a caramel backbone, very robust light roasted coffee but not overpowering. The 9.3% is not noticeable whatsoever, it tastes as light as a 5% but has the full-flavors of a beer of just under 10%.

M - Very light mouthfeel for nearly 10%. It's delightful for a coffee ale to have this type of mouthfeel. It doesn't feel heavy but has a nice lingering malty sweetness that tingles your tongue/ back of throat when it goes down.

O - An awesome beer by an awesome brewery. Boulevard has never managed to disappoint me and very commonly makes me quite the opposite; very pleased. It says in giant letters "COFFEE ALE," and that's what this beer delivers. A tasty, light, well-balanced, good-looking coffee ale. Very pleased!

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.