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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5/5 rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottled September 10th, 2013. Halfway through, about an hour and a halfway after pouring, so it's ~60*F and IMO, at its most flavorful prime. (March 9 2014). Poured into a 16oz tulip.
Appearance- Poured aggressively, a deep brown with two fingers of brown head.
Smell- Grassy caramel.
Taste- Sweet, burnt, caramel, dark fruits, then pine. Crisp resiny aftertaste. Very little alcohol presence
Mouthfeel- Slightly thin for the style.Creamy at first, but quickly thins as it warms and oxidizes. Almost watery as I'm writing this, but that is expected 90 minutes after pouring.
One of my favorite beers in one of my favorite styles. Very sweet and malty with a bitter finish. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys strong ales/barleywines, or scotch ales.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 08:20:57 | More by StLeasy
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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