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Traverse City Cherry Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Traverse City Cherry Third Coast Old Ale
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Reviews: 6
Hads: 42
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 22.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Barleywine | 11.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnnieNepal on 05-19-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 42
Photo of hman43
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: It Pours a cloudy dark brown in color.

Smell: It has aromas of cherries, Vinous qualities, and whiskey.

Taste: It has cheery and Vinous flavor with caramel malts.

Feel: It has a very sweet finish.

Overall: This was probably the sweetest old Ale that I have experience to the point that the sweetness of the beer took away from the malt character.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm a huge fan of Third Coast so a dash of cherry seemed to be OK..... but I feel it was more than OK! The base keeps the old favorites of caramel, toffee, barley, roasted nut, alcohol and toasted bread. The added cherry seems to make this just sweet enough to offset the alcohol and make this easily drinkable.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Bell's snifter at Sheffield's. I enjoy the base beer and was interested to try this one. Although I love the cherry influence, the whiskey barrel comes across as very subtle at best.

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Photo of barczar
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love the base beer. Ages extremely well.

Aroma is fairly boozy and oaky, reminiscent of sherry, with the lightly tart cherry addition.

Flavor is cherry dominant, fairly tart, with underlying boozy notes of whiskey. Oak dries out the finish. Really would love to see how this melds with the base beer, which is fairly overwhelmed.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The cherries dominate this big beer. I love the real cherry flavor, but it masks the maltiness of the old ale. The tannic bitterness of cherry juice is actually a bit much as well. But the real cherry flavor is what makes this a winner for me.

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Photo of PaulyB83
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%

Served in a 16oz. snifter at the brewery.

A- Reddish brown, medium haziness, thin slightly off white head that dissipates to a thin ring.

S- Sweet cherry, slight sour cherry, ABV comes through, some oak and light vanilla notes.

T- Tastes like cherry Juicy Juice with a shot of bourbon, all in an amazing way. The alcohol is definitely there and slightly warms the tongue but not a real burn in the throat. Taste is very rich and demands to be savored.

M- Slightly syrupy a definite sipper.

O- Really enjoy this one, it might be a bit too fruit forward and taking away some the more subtle barrel note though but still an amazing beer.

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Traverse City Cherry Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.