Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Boulevard Brewing Company Coffee Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Boulevard Brewing Company Coffee Ale - Malt Beverage Brewed with Coffee - A Collaboration with The Roasterie - Air Roasted Coffee.

From the Boulevard Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours dark auburn brown with a large cream colored head and good lacing.
Aroma: Coffee is upfront followed by toasted malts and slight toffee and caramel scents.
Taste: Coffee, toasted malts, some rye spice and caramel sweetness and a slight earthy hop bitterness.
Overall: Light in body and highly drinkable, Boulevard Brewing Company Coffee Ale is sweet, bitter and enjoyable. This 9.3% ABV offering drinks lighter than the ABV would suggest and isn’t as heavy as many of the coffee beers I’m accustomed to drinking.  I’d drink this one again.


Mark Harvey

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