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
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4.08/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottled on 9/11/13; poured into a snifter 7/25/14
A: Cola brown. A tan half finger head that dissipates to foam. Light lacing.
S: Dark fruits (plums, dates, raisins, figs), molasses, brown sugar.
T: Follows nose. Chewy, thick, robust, hearty. Syrupy. Almost bourbon-y. This one means business. The aging really improved on the smoothness.
M: Medium to heavy with light carbonation.
O: A stellar sipper. Really mellows as it warms. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 14:46:02 | More by brewskifan55
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,936 ratings.