Koffee Sutra | Alpine Beer Company

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87
very good
35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RaulMondesi on 09-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
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0
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Photo of rand
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From growler to pint glass

A: Dark brown, coffee-tan head that leaves scant lacing.

S: Coffee spearheads the bouquet, with surrounding notes of toasted whole grain bread, leafy hops and nutmeg.

T/M: Coffee-forward on the palate as well, but barely. Malts quickly sweeten, giving the brew a honeyed-bread flavor. The beer's viscosity works as a creamer. The combination of coffee and nutty malts yield undertones of holiday spice...nutmeg, perhaps cinnamon. Just a touch of hop-snap along with a hint of booze usher in relatively short finish.

Not a huge fan of coffee beers, but like most offerings from Alpine everything is nicely layered and drinkable.

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4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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2.69/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smell was nice but was a thin, watery, flat brown liquid. Tastes like ash and cigarettes, meh.....

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3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: Draft
Glass: 16-oz. pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $4.50
Purchased: April 12, 2015
Consumed: April 12, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a dark mahogany, reddish, brown color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki tan head when I got it that thinned rather quickly. Good semi-layered, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled dark roasty coffee, bitter dark chocolate, crayon, roasty nuts and dark toffee. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted just like the smell, getting rich coffee malts, bitter coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasty wood, some crayon, dark toffee and caramel, and dark fudge. (Taste - 4.00)

Full-to-medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Long, bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was a really good coffee beer. I feel like I underrated it a tad, especially since I am a sucker for coffee ales. (Overall - 4.00)

4.05 | 91 | A-

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Koffee Sutra from Alpine Beer Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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