Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by augustgarage:
4.03/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wide mouthed tulip. Bottled on 4/6/2012.
Sitting here in a Colonial among thousands built in Fin de siècle Cleveland, my last rainy night watching the Detroit Tigers lose the World Series in a clean sweep, 70mph winds lashing the windows...surrounded in and immerse in age and decline - this seems a fitting ale to end the evening with.
Chestnut and rust (again fitting for the rust belt) liquid with a studied crust of beige cream - dense and lasting, leaving behind pasty lacing and thin yet viscous legs. Superior retention.
Vinuous, immensely malty, with aromatics of old books, leather, and cork.
Massive malt, sweet and potent barley in many layers from bright and clean to toasty/nutty - offset with mild but lasting bitterness from grassy/earthy hops. A soft dark-fruit element leads into the loam-laden finish. Hints of toffee and hazlenuts throughout. Alcohol is remarkably well hidden. Surprisingly free of oxidation. Plenty of dark fruit in the aftertaste.
Medium-bodied, oily, and soft mouth-feel.
Retains a complexity and potency that indicate it would continue to age well for quite some time. A lovely night-cap on a cold blustery evening.
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2012 04:37:27 | More by augustgarage
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5/5 rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottled September 10th, 2013. Halfway through, about an hour and a halfway after pouring, so it's ~60*F and IMO, at its most flavorful prime. (March 9 2014). Poured into a 16oz tulip.
Appearance- Poured aggressively, a deep brown with two fingers of brown head.
Smell- Grassy caramel.
Taste- Sweet, burnt, caramel, dark fruits, then pine. Crisp resiny aftertaste. Very little alcohol presence
Mouthfeel- Slightly thin for the style.Creamy at first, but quickly thins as it warms and oxidizes. Almost watery as I'm writing this, but that is expected 90 minutes after pouring.
One of my favorite beers in one of my favorite styles. Very sweet and malty with a bitter finish. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys strong ales/barleywines, or scotch ales.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 08:20:57 | More by StLeasy
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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