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

Third Coast Old AleThird Coast Old Ale

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BA SCORE
92
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1,830 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1830
Reviews: 956
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%


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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Osiris9588

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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle witht he batch ID of 7236, brewed on 2/8/06. Pours a muddy mahongany with rusty, ruby undertones. The Offhead head is quite creamy, showing decent retention and leaving some thin wisps of lacing.

The aroma is very malty and yeasty, with distant notes of black currant and cherry, along with a bit of caramel and smoke. The flavor follows the aroma, along with strong candied notes, some figginess, flutters of nuttiness, and a phenolic bitterness.

The mouth is medium-bodied, and quite complex and bold, a nice balance of sweet and bitter aspects. It's not overly phenolic or astringent as some Old Ales are want to be. The balance makes it rather drinkable, yet still not a brew that one might down more than a couple of during an evening.

Another winner from Bell's.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2006 03:57:04 | More by Osiris9588
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,830 ratings.