Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by BeerHonky:
4.7/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a medium sized, bulbous wine glass. Unforutately the vintage is unknown, however, the bottle was covered with a bit of old dust. My guess is that this bottle is around one or two years old, but that is a complete uneducated guess. It does feel as if I have discovered a piece of Bell's history. Pours a wonderfully solid, opaque, burnt umber. Nice light tan head that dissipated rather quickly to a thing lace around the edges. Smells of sweet, roasty malts. Maybe some dark fruit in there too, such as raisins and dates. You'll really need a big whiff to get to the fruit. On to taste...is this a barelywine? The carmel malt and roasty flavors make me think a little of Heavyweight's Old Salty. However, this has definitely mellowed out after some aging. The balance of flavors and smooth, creamy mouthfeel is just exceptional. There is also a nice noticeable balance of hop flavor and bittering at the end. Man, this is just almost perfect in my mind. Wish I could get my hands on more of this.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2007 16:39:39 | More by BeerHonky
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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.
92 out of 100 based on 1,785 ratings.