Brew Review – Double Mocha Coffee Blonde Ale by 3 Daughters Brewing

Coffee beers are nothing new. Big shocker, I know. 

Slowly but surely, however, coffee blonde ales are starting to become a thing. And a strange thing they are. 

The first time I tried one was at St. Petersburg’s 3 Daughters Brewing. That beer was Awake Coffee Blonde, brand new to cans and shelves across the state. 

Now this is a good beer, but it’s a little jarring to have a huge, roasty coffee flavor coming from something that looks closer to an IPA. 

Well, 3D upped the game significantly with a recent bomber release of Double Mocha Coffee Blonde Ale (Blonde Ale, 9.7% ABV)


This is a beer that is both delicious and completely insane. First, the robust coffee is there in force. Fantastic flavor. 

To that is a wonderfully rich and deep flavor of cocoa, very much like a high cacao bar with a great, creamy mouthfeel. 

All of this from a beer that looks like an IPA. You know, it works. Really well. Most coffee beers tend to be porters, so there’s a heavy roasted malt presence you have to fight through. 

With the blonde ale, however, you have a light, biscuity sweetness as the back beat, allowing those wonderful cocoa and coffee notes to be heard so much clearer. It’s a great and wonderfully inventive brew. 

But it looks so weird.

Drink Florida Craft, 

Dave

@floridabeerblog

Floridabeerblog@gmail.com

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