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

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Third Coast Old AleThird Coast Old Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,935 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,935
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 193
Gots: 262 | FT: 16
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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Qbdoo

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3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm drinking this fresh but my sense is that I should have let this sit. It's delicious but it seems it might be more promising over time. Color is dark amber and scent is pretty much alcohol, which I'm fine with in this style but you may not be. The mouth feel has the kind of dense oily quality I love in barleywines and old ales. I really like the taste - a combination of booze and candy caramel - but my sense - let's wait and see - is that it will gain in complexity over time. A really good beer for the style. Next time, though, I'll set it aside for a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 03:59:20 | More by Qbdoo
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,935 ratings.