Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by GRPunk:
4.33/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle (Batch ID 8863) poured into a tulip glass.
A- A less than gentle pour left a thin khaki head that quickly bubbles to a moderate lace. The body was a murky brown/bronze with medium-light carbonation. Due to the quick pour there was a good deal of sediment floating around while even more was left in the bottle. Nice sticky spots were left behind which I really enjoyed watching as they slid down the glass.
S- It had a very nice, sweet aroma that reminded me of something like a brandy or sherry. It had a touch of caramel and bold cooked fruit (figs or raisins perhaps). The hops add a spiciness to the aroma. Warmth brought out a honey-like aroma to add to the impression of stewed stone fruits.
T- It was on the sweet, malty side intitially. There was a complex mix of cooked/stewed fruits and a touch of lemony hops. It had the slightest, pleasant alcohol finish. Some warmth brought a buttery, toffee flavor.
M- It was fairly viscus with light carbonation. Hops provide bit of a bite and a touch of alcohol warms the tummy.
D- What a great way to finish the night. I had this one on an unseasonably warm fall evening after a day spent moving. It's even better come the long cold winter nights of MI.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2009 21:15:46 | More by GRPunk
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 07-02-2014
Freshness: Bottled by 09-19-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Received in a trade
Appearance has a murky reddish-brown beer with a small tan head. Retention and lacing are low.
Smells are of rich malts, brown bread, caramel, chocolate, molasses and dark fruits.
The taste has notes of oak, vanilla and molasses, plus woody hop character. It also has a tannic quality that adds some acidity and bitterness.
Mouthfeel has a lively carbonation and a medium body. The finish has flavors of dark fruit sweetness and more of the tannins that adds acidity.
Overall a nice nightcap of a beer but the tannins were a negative.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 04:23:09 | More by sommersb
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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