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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

1,939 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,939
Reviews: 965
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 193
Gots: 265 | FT: 15
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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Dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 10811, 11/28/11

A: Pours dark brown with a good sized tan head adorning it. Fades slowly, leaving a thin but unbroken film across the glass.

S: Raisins and caramel. Some toffee. Some fig and maybe a hint of brown sugar?

T: Starts off fruity with that raisin and fig. Loaded with brown sugar, caramel and then toffee towards the finish. Finishes with toffee and maybe some molasses. Fairly dry and bitter finish with just a touch of some earthiness and cocoa. Surprisingly not boozy given the ABV and young age.

M: Fairly heavy and smooth.

O: Not a bad barleywine. Pretty standard with some hoppiness to make it fully american-style. Well balanced but fairly simple.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 05:51:13 | More by Dope
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12 ounce bottled dated 9/19/2013, poured into a snifter on 7/31/2014.

Appearance: Dark, iced coffee with a tan, thin head and very slight lacing. Just what I expected from a barleywine.

Nose: caramel, barley, raisins, slight leather over notes of orange, apricot and clay

Taste: sweet, resting on the middle of the tongue and leaving a slightly bitter and sour (in a good way) trail to a dry finish with plenty of warmth from the alcohol (10.2 ABV).

Mouthfeel: Creamy and thick. Viscous is a word that comes to mind. It's a cool July evening, but I definitely see this working magic in the cold months because of the warmth and long finish.

I liked it a lot, but didn't love it. We'll put a few in the long-term drawer and see how it ages.

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S: Dark fruits (plums, dates, raisins, figs), molasses, brown sugar.

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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,939 ratings.