Coffee Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Coffee AleCoffee Ale

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Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep brown with a 2 finger tan head. Head sticks around nicely. Slightly translucent on the bottom.

S: Heavy on the coffee. Brightness from hops balances out the beer. Distinct smell from more "traditional" coffee porter and stouts that I have had.

T: Sweet and bitter. Great dessert beer. Coffee hits you first with a bit of citrusy sweet notes at the end from the hops. Taste like a coffee cake.

F: Light body and low level of carbonation.

O: From the opening "pop" when opening the bottle to the closing sips, this was well worth the wait. Wish I had a bottle earlier to compare how the coffee to ale balanced changed over the last 6 months. Very good beer, one I wish they would make again. It is a great beer for coffee lovers that is not nearly as heavy as your typical coffee beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid brew here from Boulevard. Not quite what I was expecting, but it certainly hits the mark.

A lighter version of the coffee stout or coffee porter, this coffee ale has a lovely brown color when poured with a tight 2 finger head. Smells of coffee first and foremost, with hints of hops, some biscuity/toasty notes, and caramel.

Taste follows the nose, with the pronounced coffee and a surprisingly bracing and bitter finish. I like how this finishes as I think it pairs with the coffee nicely.

Mouthfeel was solid, great carbonation for the style.

Overall a well done coffee ale.

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Coffee Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 516 ratings
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