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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
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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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BamaBeerBuff

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3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very deep red/brown color with a very creamy and milky head produced by fine-bubbled carbonation. Retention is good but lacing is minimal (presumably due to ABV).

S: A boatload of caramel malt and a fair presence of citrus-oriented hop presence and some alcohol, but it's lacking the fruitiness and delicacy of some of the better old ales.

T&M: Bitterness is a little bit harsh, with a large malt presence to boot. Hop flavor isn't as strong as say a barleywine, but the attending bitterness is there. Burnt caramel and brown sugar malt flavors are well appreciated, but with perhaps a touch too much hop presence and alcohol burn. A heavy body and creamy, full mouthfeel are appropriate and welcome.

D: Bell's old ale is a good beer, but it seems more to me like a hybridized old ale/barleywine than purely an old ale. I think a year or two in the bottle could do it some good and I've socked away a 6 pack for this purpose.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 01:05:21 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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