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

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Third Coast Old AleThird Coast Old Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,914 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,914
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 191
Gots: 257 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
From Bell's website:
"Third Coast Old Ale is a cellerable American-style barleywine that has notes of dried fruit and caramel embedded in a rich malt background that will grow more complex over time."

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002)
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

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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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,914 ratings.