Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by Miketwolf21:
4.18/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Why do appearances account for twenty percent. What is an ugly beer? And wouldn't we be biased towards clarity and color other than brown. Some of the best beers are brown. Brown is a bastard of a color. But who cares.
Bottled 11/9/2010 (3 months old)
There was plenty of carbonation to reveal warming plum brandy and nice caramel malts. This is complimented by the smell of sweet bread. The spicy hops hide underneath.
The flavor is exactly as it smells. Very well integrated flavors. Almost too well integrated... But there is a really delicious flavor of sharp aged cheddar cheese. Seriously. See if I am just crazy or if that is true. A little too sweet but that means that you just don't drink too much and you pair it with food. I have not had an aged third coast, but this tastes plenty balanced already. I feel as though it may become too much of a malt bomb if I let it sit. But I do love malt bombs...
Mouthfeel is great. A very rich and chewy body, without being too syrupy. Thank god.
This does however best enjoyed one at a time. The heavy sweet tooth this beer has maybe too much after a couple.
I went through this six pack in 3 months and found it to be the best six pack barleywine/old ale other than Hibernation Ale by Great Divide. This is a great malt bomb however
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2011 18:13:38 | More by Miketwolf21
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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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