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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

1,933 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,933
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 193
Gots: 261 | 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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ThreeWiseMen

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4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received this goodie in a trade with nflmvp. Thanks Steve! Bottle dated November 9, 2007.

Poured into a 7oz. snifter.

Appearance: An impressive pile of tan foam forms atop a polished, mahogany body. Head retention is respectable; retains as a thick crown. Body is very hazy but rich in color, especially when held to light. Stringy lacing. Looks nice.

Smell: Molasses, red currants, pine resin, tobacco, and earth. Smooth and hearty. Alcohol is apparent, but not at all distracting. Great balance.

Taste: Starts out sweet with molasses, brandy, and pine. Finishes bold with long-lasting leather, earth, and woody hop flavors. Aftertaste is huuuge - a total punch to the mouth! I had to take breaks between sips to give my mouth a chance to recover. This old ale is not for the faint of heart (are any old ales?). Great transition. Great balance. Flavor profile could be more complex, but all in all I dig.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, lightly carbonated, rich, oily, sticky, messy... I love it. Aftertaste and mouth-coating are amazing! Finishes on the dry side, but this doesn't feel like a 10% ABV beer. An easy 5.0.

Drinkability: After several rough days at school, this made me forget it all. Maybe my state of mind played a role, but I thought this was fantastic. Excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 00:07:30 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,933 ratings.