Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by BlackBelt5112203:
4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.
L – Deep amber color with a nice 3-finger frothy, tan head. Really nice retention and some good patchy lacing. The beer is pretty hazy, so I can’t appreciate any bubbles.
S – Rich malty aromas with caramel, molasses, raisin, plum, and fig notes. There may be a touch of fruity, citrus hops.
T – It starts off sweet with caramel, molasses, and dark fruits like plums, raisins, and figs. As the taste progresses, bitter grapefruit and orange citrus hops come through and build toward the finish.
F – Medium-to-full-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and creamy mouthfeel, and a bittersweet finish. There is a nice warmth from the alcohol, too.
O – This is a nice barleywine. It’s not the most interesting one in the world, but it’s tasty, very drinkable, and a good example of the style. I like the fact that it comes in around 10% ABV instead of close to 15% like some barleywines. I think it makes it more drinkable and enjoyable. Nice job, Bell’s.
Serving type: bottle
03-31-2013 19:19:58 | More by BlackBelt5112203
More User Reviews:
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
3.91/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Amber reddish color with a thin beige head with low retention.
Aroma of dark and red fruits, licorice and port wine.
Intense flavor of prunes, caramels, charred wood, red fruits, house wine, fig, raspberry, smoked, roasted and toasted malts. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 10.2% is harmonic with the beer. Sticky feeling.
Beer with good complexity and lower drinkability given its sweetness and sticky flavors, partially expected from the style.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2014 21:33:55 | More by FLima
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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