Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This bottle is at least a couple years old, but I'm not sure how old.
Pours a relatively clear brown with ruby highlights (kept the yeast in the bottle) with a minimal bit of foam around the edges of the glass.
Smell is some sweet cookie dough, caramel malts, alcohol and grapefruity hops - very mellow and yummy smelling. Only gets better as it warms also.
The taste is extremely complex. The same sweet caramel malts and cookie dough are in there along with some raisins for sure. All this sweetness is countered by a pretty strong hop bitterness, and some hop and alcohol spiciness. There is definite burn going down, but not as bad as a lot of old ales I've had. The finish also includes some candied pineapple and grapefruit hoppiness even after at least a few years on this bottle. The mouthfeel is medium to thick with very little carbonation which really works well for the flavors involved. This is definitely a sipper, but still one I could have a few of over the course of an evening. Very impressive offering.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2006 23:27:05 | More by PatYoda
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