Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
4.05/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Thanks to mmrmnygjckt for the bottle.
Pours a nice dark ruby amber color, deep blood red with an off white/light tan head that retains pretty well and leaves ok lacing.
Nose is full of caramel, toffee, and deep sticky sweet malt, like an old american barleywine.
Taste is pretty nice. Alot of deep sugary malt, caramel, and barleywine like stickiness. Some alcohol heat lingers on the finish, along with the profound sweetness.
Mouthfeel is slightly too thin, but i mean very slightly. Carbonation is ideal for the style.
Drinkability is alright, but your not gonna be drinking more than one or two of these without going into a diabetic coma. The presence of the abv is right where it should be.
Overall, really a nice old ale. I'd love to put some age on a few of these, and kill someone, maybe even a close family member, to try the bourbon aged version. This is definitely one i would recommend to those looking to explore the style (or specifically american brewed old ales) Old Stock (of all varieties) and Kuhnhenns 4th dementia still beat it, as far as US brewed old ales this one is right on their heels. A very nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-09-2009 05:36:04 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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3.94/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 07-02-2014
Freshness: Bottled by 09-19-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Received in a trade
Appearance has a murky reddish-brown beer with a small tan head. Retention and lacing are low.
Smells are of rich malts, brown bread, caramel, chocolate, molasses and dark fruits.
The taste has notes of oak, vanilla and molasses, plus woody hop character. It also has a tannic quality that adds some acidity and bitterness.
Mouthfeel has a lively carbonation and a medium body. The finish has flavors of dark fruit sweetness and more of the tannins that adds acidity.
Overall a nice nightcap of a beer but the tannins were a negative.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 04:23:09 | More by sommersb
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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