Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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American Blonde Ale
Ranked #71
Ranked #21,617
3.89 | pDev: 10.54%
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Very Good
Notes: Infused with fresh Haitian coffee bean, locally-roasted. Our refined house process involves streaming cold-pressed coffee through a secondary vessel to produce a rich, smooth, espresso flavor which is less acidic than traditionally brewed coffee ales. Coldspresso delivers a balanced, light-bodied & aromatic experience.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 24
Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pleased with this brew. The smell is definitely coffee in a good way. Nice color. Flavors are well balanced. Brewer notes mention floral which is true. Notes also mention less acidic than traditional coffee, which is true as well.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle and enjoyed in a snifter. This fine brew
combines my two favorite things in life...well...almost......
beer and coffee! The brew pours a red tinged deep amber
with a nice head of off white foam that settles down to a thick ring,
thin clumping pool, and shows some decent lacing. Nose of
rich roasted coffee with hints of char. Flavors follow and
expand on the nose with a culmination of various coffee types
showing rich roasted coffee goodness with a mild honey
biscuit malt that appears briefly and then is overtaken by
rich coffee. Nice mouth feel; medium body, medium light
carbonation that is lifting to this intense beast, and a
nicely roasted coffee and mild honey tinged finish that
is perfect.

Coffee lovers will love this one. Excellent!


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Photo of Cylinsier
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

Pours hazy amber, eggshell film for a head.

Smells of fresh coffee.

Flavor is of cold coffee over mild bready malt.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

It's very coffee-forward. Most of the other flavor is overwhelmed by the coffee, not necessarily in a bad way. It's interesting as a light coffee ale. Worth trying.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a stunning hazy amber orange with a fast falling head of tan foam. Nose is espresso with hints fo cocoa like sweetness. No real hop scents just a bit of herbal coolness. Drinks malty and with plenty of coffee flavor. No hops flavors. Bubbly and crisp. Lighter than it looks. Bitter from hops just balances th ebeer and seems to be tailored perfectly to that soft malty sweetness. Lots of earthy robust coffee flavor. No chocolate ont he palate just rich earth and a matly fullness. A bit stronger than the typical blonde at 7% no heat or nouthfeel from alcohol. I could drink three of these.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really like this beer it is tasty and simple with a very well hidden ABV and great cold brew coffee smell and flavor without any acidic bite from the beans or any grainy flavors from the blonde ale. I would totally get this again to enjoy from time to time.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange amber color,medium light body and carbonation. Aroma is similar to iced coffee,also with some malt and yeast. Taste is coffee up front all the way but completely void of any acid/bitterness. The 7% is really well hidden and overall it's very smooth on the palate. It took some getting used to as it was different than how coffee usually shows up in beer but it was impressive and enjoyable

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Photo of Prometheus75
4.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just when I had my fill of the Southern Tier cold-pressed coffee pumking, this neighboring Ellicotville gem comes back in my life!

I'm a huge fan of coffee taking the lead role of bittering agent over the hops - and this smooth blond ale executes perfectly. So well that the 7% can sneak up on you with how easily a growler goes down.

Coffee is prominent, with none of the acidity you'd get from anything but a cold press. Delicious and really nice to have a variety other than a stout to enjoy in the cold months.

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Coldspresso from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 24 ratings