Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by JamesMN:
4.33/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Completely opaque brown with a little maroon. A thin tan head. Laces very well.
Aroma: Dried fruits drenched in caramel. Definitely some dark malts in this as well. But mostly just butterscotch and caramel goodness.
Taste: Very rich caramel flavor up front but not too sweet. More of the dried fruits, plum and apricot, come through in the second half. I can tell how complex this thing could get with some age to it. Packs a little hop bite but really only moderate bitterness that can't distract from the great flavors. Don't taste much of the 10.2% ABV. The caramel flavor here is really the winner. That flavor is in a lot of different beers but never showcased quite like it is in Third Coast Old Ale. A little lingering heat in the back of the throat but a very smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with average carbonation. This thing is highly drinkable for the style.
Final Thoughts: I'm very pleased with the flavor on this Barleywine. Another style done justice by Bell's. Would I drink it again? Yes, I hope to cellar some as well.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2012 05:44:54 | More by JamesMN
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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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