Evening Joe
Catawba Brewing Co.

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Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #37
Ranked #13,882
3.96 | pDev: 5.3%
Mar 29, 2022
Apr 09, 2018
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Purchased as a single can from Ingles for $1.60. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Bright gold with a slight haze, and a one-finger sudsy white head. Laces alright.
S - Light-roast coffee, Peterson Early Morning Pipe tobacco, and earth.
T - Starts off with a vanilla coffee note, and gets more and more dank as the flavor progresses. Well-balanced, and with a slight birch finish.
F - Medium-bodied, Fine carbonation. Filling.
O - It's like you're drinking a coffee with a joint! I can see why people may like it, but it's not really my thing. If you like light coffee, cheap weed, and an easy-sipping beer, this is for you!
Mar 29, 2022
Rated: 3.68 by DOCRW from Kentucky

Mar 14, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a 12 oz can as part of a mixed six-pack from Ingles Supermarket beer cooler on Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock on 6-16-21 for $10.98. Canned 2-17-21; consumed 7-29-21. Cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a honey orange with a decent head with the original pour.

Nose is nice, coffee comes across strongest with vanilla in the background.

Taste is a light pale malt based infused with a well played additions of light coffee and vanilla. Finishes well balanced as the coffee astringency assists light hopping.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall the adjuncts are played very well by the brewer!
Jul 30, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by mattjp03 from Alabama

Mar 12, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

May 22, 2020
Rated: 3.69 by WarriorPrincess from North Carolina

May 20, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

May 08, 2020
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can purchased as a single in Huntsville, AL in a shop near Madison.

Has a honey orange blonde color with a creamy head of 1/2 finger, receding to a bubbly ring, leaving plenty of lace behind.

Aroma of honey malt and slight biscuit malt, slight butterscotch and caramel tones, very faint and slight spicy coffee but it's completely second-string.

Flavor is refreshing as a blonde but the coffee is definitely in the third row seat on this road trip. I will say that it brings just enough coffee essence to bring some balance to this beer and it ends up being a solid drinker. But if you are looking for coffee, this is not your beer. Has a nice honey malt sweetness and green pilsner grassiness, with general slight pecan nuttiness. Coffee comes in as a basic flavor to balance the rest and is barely palatable but can be detected as a proprietary adjunct and sits like a signature at the bottom of a painting.

Feel is carbonated and clean, with slight starches but just enough to make it interesting, the starches/clinginess does not get in the way. Mild alcohol heat.

Overall, a refreshing blonde though not anything coffee-forward. I get why they put 'coffee" on the label because it is detectable and helps strike a wonderful balance, but this is not anything like 3 Daughters or whatever other coffee blonde beers that I've tried. It's a faint adjunct/gimmick not a coffee beer per se.
Apr 17, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by M1k3y from Tennessee

Dec 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden/orange color with minimal head. Aroma is of sweet malt and coffee. Taste follows, with some bitter on the back end. A medium mouthfeel with aftertaste of coffee
Dec 13, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by Zylod from West Virginia

Aug 01, 2019
Rated: 3.73 by Weirdera from Virginia

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by sisterofba from Maryland

Jul 15, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 28, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by tgdavis from Tennessee

May 05, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Apr 08, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by markallmon from Tennessee

Mar 17, 2019
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden/amber with a small off white head that laces ok.

Aroma is bready malts and coffee with hints of sweet vanilla.

Taste is nice sweet blonde body good malty base with coffee flavors added. smooth and creamy. It is different guess I should read the cans before buying them just thought this was a stout. That being said its an interesting beer that seems very well done.

Mouthfeel is approaching medium and is mighty smooth on the carbonation level.

Overall defiantly worth a try just for the experience. If you like coffee but don't like bug stouts this might be your new favorite.
Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can dated 3/18/18 poured into a can glass
A: Orange with a 1/2-finger head that quickly settles
S: Coffee, malts, a hint of vanilla
T: Matches the nose; I feel like the coffee being cold brew makes the flavor smoother than many coffee stouts (or maybe it's the fact that it's a blonde beer)
M: Medium-bodied, very smooth
O: Tasty, goes down way too easy & wish I had more than one
Aug 13, 2018
Evening Joe from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 23 ratings