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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
outstanding

1,831 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1831
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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Stonebreaker

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3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Maybe I'm unfairly hard on this brewery for some reason but if so I don't know why. It looks gorgeous, a very dark thick amber but the weak head dissipates fast and leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smells delicious, while the foam is around, all caramel raisins and chocolate.

Taste: The taste is very strong bitter chocolate, a little caramel and hot alcohol.

Mouhtfeel: Very creamy, swishes around to a foamy bliss.

Drinkabilty: Not an easy beer to drink, though with 10% alcohol I'm forgiving, It'd be a good pairing with some strong pungent blue cheese or some other moldy cheese.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 22:59:13 | More by Stonebreaker
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,831 ratings.