Coffee Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Coffee AleCoffee Ale
BA SCORE
81.8%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 516 Ratings
Coffee AleCoffee Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

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

Added by SavvyStudent on 03-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
516
Liked:
422
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
10%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
54
Trade:
2
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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank 3/26/14 on draft @ Fischman's.

Murky brown poop color.

Khaki head; decent lace.

Mild chocolate & coffee nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Tasty, smooth coffee flavor; way better than most iced coffee. A nice sipper for spring or fall.

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3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

So a little backstory to this beer, I purchased it in early 2013, but it was firmly stashed in a part of the cellar that I rarely go into, yadda yadda, it wasn't found until the end of summer 2016.

I thought, oh no, conventional wisdom is that adjuncts like coffee fall apart quickly. This is just gonna be a mess of a beer, green bell pepper and all those other tired cliches people throw out because it says to say that if you want your BJCP cicerone homie stuff.

Anyways, it poured brown and red, small lighter brown head 1/2". Aroma still kicked a respectable amount of coffee. Sure enough, plenty of coffee in the taste as well, it wasn't hot, plenty smooth, minorly hopped to stay out of the way. Carbonation was spot on and oxidation was not really present. Anyways, long story short, this was a damn good beer unintentionally aged almost 3.5 years! Coffee was plenty strong and present!

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3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"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." Brewed in the style of an American Strong Ale. Available in a limited-run 750ml. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 750 ml. to a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass. Served above 56 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a golden tan white head of a crisp frothy consistency over a maple brown body with lots of sediment in tow. Retention is average and lacing is light and streaked. 3.5

(Smell) Fruity and lightly roasted coffee bean up front, with notes of bready caramel malts and a moderate sweetness underneath. Some alcohol warmth and esters are difficult to glaze over. It's a nice presentation of the widespread aromatic qualities of coffee beans without coming off too heavily roasty or watered down. Potency is medium/high. 3.75

(Taste) Mainly a continuation of the aroma, soft caramel bread and cocoa powder with a pairing bold yeast fruitiness of raisin and date is topped off with a wave of sweetened coffee and caramel cream for a nearly dessert-like midsection. Finishes on an acidic coffee bean note with a soft alcohol graininess. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, oily and softly dry. Carbonation is medium, generating a mild crispness. Body is light/medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is equally earthy bitter to sweet. Alcohol presence is mild, and there are no off characters to mention. 3.75

(Overall) Pretty good all around. There's no mistaking that coffee is the main focus of this beer throughout the entire experience and I enjoy what seems to be a softly roasted bean choice with a lot of fruity and earthy character to impart unique flavor to the beer. The balance is enjoyable as well. I wish I had enjoyed this earlier as the flavors are potentially faded from where I imagine they could have been at fresh, but I hope Boulevard teams up with their neighbor again to do a beer like this. 3.75

Boulevard Brewing Co.'s
Coffee Ale
3.74/5.00

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3.76/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81.8% out of 100 with 516 ratings
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