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

Third Coast Old AleThird Coast Old Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,831 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1831
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%


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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AmitC

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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 4/6/2012. So almost a year old beer.

Poured into a snifter. No head. Almost brown color with some ruby hues. Decent lacing. Almost opaque as such, with some translucency in light. No bubbles. Calm.

A lot of malts upfront. Caramel. Bready and sweet. Np alcohol as such. Some fruity esters. Low to none hops in the nose.

Taste is full of malt with very very slight hop bitterness, almost hidden, towards the end. Well this could be an old ale but neither seems to be an American or English Barleywine. No. A lot of caramel flavor and some hop mixed malt flavor. Finish is almost dry with just hint of bitterness which i am just giving to the beer.

Mouth feel is slightly full bodied with some maltiness. Low to non existent carbonation. A good amount of alcohol warmth but no at all boozy.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 03:36:36 | More by AmitC
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,831 ratings.