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Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,936 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,936
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 193
Gots: 262 | 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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GRPunk

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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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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,936 ratings.