Uganda Sipi Coffee Brown Ale – Bridge Brewing (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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Uganda Sipi Coffee Brown Ale – Bridge Brewing, 6.1% ABV – 28 IBUs, 650ml., (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*, seasonal)

printed on the front-right label:

“This is a smooth, rich, and malty brown ale brewed with the addition of Organic Uganda Sipi Falls Coffee roasted by our good friends at Moja Coffee. Coffee beans were added after fermentation, leading to soft and fruity coffee aromas. The roasty character of this beer and the dark berry and spice notes of the hops used play well together, making this a great beer as the weather slowly turns.”

Ingredients: North Shore Water, Bramling Cross Hops, Galena Hops, Brewer’s Gold Hops, Nugget Hops, Canadian Pale Malt, Oat Malt, Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt, Victory Malt, Yeast, Organic Uganda Sipi Falls Coffee.

  • Style: (Coffee) Flavoured Brown Ale
  • Taste: Malty deep roasted coffee acidic brown sugar cola
  • Where I got it : Bottle Jockey, N. Bby
  • How much: $6.25 (after 7.5% off) – 650ml., September 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not search-worthy

Visual: Pours dark chestnut brown with a small head, 1mm layer of fine retention, clusters upon clusters of fast streams.

Nose: aromatic roasted coffee malts (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: crisp-fizzy, airy, incoming roast

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) big roast coffee bittersweet, cola, brown sugar malts -> coffee acidic sourness

Finish: chocolate exhale, lingering roast malt finish.

Summary: Lots of roast, burnt almost, but a partially thin body with only fizziness for mouthfeel. Decent flavours, quite drinkable.