Howe Sound Mexican Chiapas Cold Pressed Coffee Ale

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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cold pressed coffee Ale
with Galileo Coffee
This smooth amber ale is conditioned with cold brewed coffee to give a bold aroma and flavour of fresh coffee with roasted, earthy, caramel, and nutty notes.

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3.1
mcberko (20253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of the coffee upfront, with a touch of cocoa. Flavour is bone dry, with espresso, some old coffee grounds, and a little bitter roast. Very light and uncomplex palate lacking in dynamics. Decent but leaves something to be desired.

3.5
Oakes (19525) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2016
Mexican Chiapas? As opposed to some other Chiapas? Had this at Devil’s Elbow. Medium brown, thick head. Big chocolatey coffee nose, earthy. Similar earthy chocolate coffee on the palate. Medium body. The toast adds balancing bitterness.

3.1
sulawang (1216) - - OCT 10, 2016
Visual: 1L bailer top bottle. Pours clear copper brown with a very small dissipating 1mm head, singular fast streams.

Nose: clean aromatic roasted cold pressed coffee (lvl-8)-intensity

Attack: light crisp, light fizzy-tingly

Mid-palate: nutty (lvl-8-sweetness), sticky caramel roasted barley malt heaviness, background subtle coffee sour, muddly coffee astringency

Finish: nutty coffee exhale, soft bittersweet roast

Summary: Lots of caramel barley sweetness but I find the cold brew coffee notes to be out of key and slightly astringent. The amber ale base is also too thin and doesn’t possess enough carry.

3.4
DuffMan (10915) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
1L swingtop shared with the guys at the brewery. Medium-dark brown, average beige head. Nice roast character with moderate dark roast coffee bean flavour. Medium bodied, roasty bitterness. Not bad.

3.4
Gerbeer (4206) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2016
On tap. Pours a dark clear brown with moderate foamy head. Aromas of bready malts. Flavors of wet barley malts, toast, salted nuts and light freshly ground coffee. Ok

3.4
patricks110 (2831) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
Delicious and malty with a gorgeous coffee profile. Caramel, nuts, toffee and a big richness. A bit sweet but very well balanced with a heavy roasted coffee malt. Pour is a dark, murky amber with a fizzy off white head that died instantly. Good coffee brew

3.3
reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
1L swing-top bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and coffee with some light roasted and earthy notes. Taste is a coffee and light roasted grain bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness finishing a little earthy. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a well crafted brew, but not my thing as I don’t like coffee.

3.7
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2016
Pours a small white frothy head atop a cloudy brown orange body. Nose of coffee and Irish malt - spice? Okay. Some. Taste is true to the label, nice balanced toasted malt... Is there chocolate in here? Nope, but tastes like it. I really like this. Very drinkable.

3.4
Ferris (17757) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle - Medium roast coffee. Clearish gold with a decent beige head. Roast coffee beans, toasty and chocolate notes with a nice light coffee finish. Decent, but nothing special.

3.4
fiulijn (21522) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
Draught at the Pumphouse, Richmond, BC
Dark amber to dark color. Nice mild aroma of coffee. Not too dry, this helps to complete the flavor of dark caramel and coffee. Balanced.
I’m not interested in coffee beers, but at least this one is wisely brewed.


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