Ca Phe

Louisiana
United States
Ca Phe, Urban South Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

A luscious Vietnamese-style coffee stout brewed with lactose sugar and locally roasted coffee from French Market Roasters. 2017 Beer Army Foundation gold medal winner for Best Sweet Stout.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
24
Served at: 
45 - 55ºF
Hops: 
Fuggles
Malts: 
Pilsner, Caramel 80, Roasted Barley, Black Wheat, Vienna, Rolled Oats, White Wheat, Lactose
Judges Review 
Brian Eichhorn's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

Cà Phȇ​ by Urban South Brewery is a Vietnamese Coffee Stout that is being judged as 30A-Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer with 16A-Sweet Stout as the base style. In the aroma, this beer is definitely all about coffee. Fresh and clean with a high-quality coffee aroma. Notes of toffee and chocolate permeate, along with a milk-type note. Balanced overall. Great aroma! It's a deep brown black and opaque, with a creamy tan head. Flavor-wise, this is distinctly a sweet/milk stout at the base, though it stops short of being too sweet. Fresh and clean-tasting with the coffee still present, though more subdued than in the aroma. I would say that a bit more bitterness could help to support the sweetness overall. The beer is creamy and medium-full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a well-made and well-interpreted expression of this style that could use a touch more bitterness to help balance it out. 

Brewery Introduction

Welcome to Urban South. It’s a place where charm and grit mingle, and where everything’s shared. Down here, we share meals, laughter, and our homes. And we love sharing our work with you. We've set the table for a pretty serious party, honoring modern Southern values with worthy and daring beers... Read More

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