Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by NearerMyBeerToMe:
4/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
No date indicated on bottle. The glass fills with blurry russett liquid nearly opaque with residue, and a few spots of auburn sediment drifting about on top. Nodes of carbonation pop lightly across the surface, but the beer is headless. Disappointing. Smells pretty good despite an almost too-light, almost juicy nosefeel. Fans of sugary sweet malty smells (like me) will appreciate this one. Definitely more toffee than caramel... loads of liquid toffee covering a grainy underlayer of bran flakes or wheat germ, with emerging wisps of warm alcohol. Flavors are sweet enough that if the beer is drunk with any excess speed, it seems thin and cola-ish. Only by taking small sips can I find, alongside the toffee, a strong woody backbone that resolves into a boozy, bourbon-like finish with some B&B-like spiciness. The flavors are deep and strong, yet melt away from the tongue after each swallow, knowing not to cloy. This might make a decent after-dinner snifter. It's not bad, but as an Old Ale, it could use some... well, pardon the expression... Balls.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2005 00:05:21 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
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5/5 rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottled September 10th, 2013. Halfway through, about an hour and a halfway after pouring, so it's ~60*F and IMO, at its most flavorful prime. (March 9 2014). Poured into a 16oz tulip.
Appearance- Poured aggressively, a deep brown with two fingers of brown head.
Smell- Grassy caramel.
Taste- Sweet, burnt, caramel, dark fruits, then pine. Crisp resiny aftertaste. Very little alcohol presence
Mouthfeel- Slightly thin for the style.Creamy at first, but quickly thins as it warms and oxidizes. Almost watery as I'm writing this, but that is expected 90 minutes after pouring.
One of my favorite beers in one of my favorite styles. Very sweet and malty with a bitter finish. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys strong ales/barleywines, or scotch ales.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 08:20:57 | More by StLeasy
3.91/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Amber reddish color with a thin beige head with low retention.
Aroma of dark and red fruits, licorice and port wine.
Intense flavor of prunes, caramels, charred wood, red fruits, house wine, fig, raspberry, smoked, roasted and toasted malts. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 10.2% is harmonic with the beer. Sticky feeling.
Beer with good complexity and lower drinkability given its sweetness and sticky flavors, partially expected from the style.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2014 21:33:55 | More by FLima
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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