Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by PeatReek:
4.33/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This was my first favorite beer back when I lived a mile from the brewery. This bottle was came to me via a rendezvous with a k'zoo friend in Vegas.
It pours a deep, bold red color with hints of sienna-brown. I think it's clear but the glass is sweating so I can't quite tell. Virtually no head to speak of. Smells deeply sweet; port and raisins and caramel, with just a hint of sharpness that reminds me of a mellow, mellow whisky. All those and more in the taste -- hints of mandarin orange, raspberry, and a mild smooth bitterness. Definitely balanced toward the malt; no hop flavor to speak of. The body is thick and chewy, feels like malt syrup going down with just a hint of heat to remind me that it really packs a whallop. For all that, it's eminently drinkable; I could sip Third Coast all night (until I fell off my stool, anyway).
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2006 05:22:48 | More by PeatReek
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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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