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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
C.A.F.E. Sour (Coffee Acquired From Ethiopia) brings a new twist to the already popular world of coffee beers. Made with beautiful Ethiopian Yrgicheffe provided by Plowshares Coffee Roasters in Hillburn, NY, it has an overall Ethiopian theme. Whole Grain Teff and Gesho Leaves were used; two ingredients indigenous to Ethiopia.

We wanted to push the boundaries of creativity. Since Teff is used in sourdough bread, we thought: why not make a sour beer?

The end product results in a truly unique coffee-inspired experience: 5.2% ABV, light in color and body, with an Earthy flavoring from the coffee that blends wonderfullly from the sour beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (13693) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 22, 2017
[2/3/17] Draught/Bottle at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston. Hazy golden. Coffee, kinda vegetal, tart, some fruitiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (1145) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2017
EBF 2017. This is a beer thats committed to confusing you. Whats that? Youre not sure that a beer with a strong coffee flavor would work as a sour beer? Youre not right, and youre not wrong. This is just bonkers, with a lot of flavor and a lot of ambition, and it works (mostly). Sure, its crazy and more unorthodox than a pork chop cooked in milk on Saturday, but sometimes thats exactly what youre looking for in a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5325) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy amber with a bubbly white head. Tastes like salty cracker malt, yeast, roasted coffe, and dried fruits. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like strong roasted coffee, and sour fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (5657) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy amber. Aroma is sour cherries, cold brew coffee, pale malt, and faint caramel. Flavor is sharp fruity acidity up front that drops off quickly leaving a dry pale malt base and some lingering coffee notes. Medium body.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Draft at the open door. Light yellow color with a head that fades. Taste is slightly tangy and tart but nothing memorable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Style et rsum: Bire sre au caf brasse avec des grains spciaux.
Comment: EBF Boston 2016.
Portrait: Une robe dore avec une mousse blanche. Un nez de caf avec une touche dacidit. Une bouche avec beaucoup de caf thiopien. Agrable produit, encore cette brasserie qui surprend.
Note: 7/10

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
EBF 2016. Pours hazy orange with low-medium beige head, good lacing. Aroma is of very nice chocolaty coffee, malt, marijuana. Taste is of very nice coffee, sourness, apricots. Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation. Overall: Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (8547) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2016
tap at EBF 2016. cloudy golden pour with a small reviving off-white cap, nice lacing. slightly nutty maltiness, orange and lemon fruitiness, on-the-spot acidity; coffee with maple syrup pancakes, astringent coffee grains and herbs - perhaps acquired from gesho, minerals. moderate carbonation, light body, gently tart herbal-coffee finish. reminiscence of a coolled and reheated coffee - kinda works and doesnt at the same time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
La caf est plus fort que tout le reste. Le titre mindiquait une sour et ce nest pas ce que je dcouvre au nez. Les saveurs de caf suret me replongent dans le style annonc. Intressante bouche qui nest pas dans le domaine de lagression. Cest mme un tantinet dlicieux cette finale terreuse! Je suis agrablement surpris.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3639) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
EBF 16. Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of pure coffee, freshly grounded. Taste is indeed sour with a good dose of coffee. It kind of works for me, Im just not sure I would want to down a full bottle of that. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate. Semi-refreshing. Pretty good wild (or what did Mosher call them? Radical?) Brew!


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