Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by beermanbrian:
3.63/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Really excited to be able to buy this one in central PA now. This is one that I've been targeting for a while.
Pours an opaque dark brown red. Poured two of these at the same time. One gave a huge frothy head and kept a nice foamy film all the way down. The other one had no head at all. One left fantastic spiderweb lacing, the other left nary a trail. First sniff gives me a huge burst of raisins. Other dark fruits come through but raisin the dominating scent. Taste follows suit, with a huge burst of raisin up front. Flavor turns in to a bourbon note on the back end. Also a strong note of very dry English hops - reminds me of a hoppy esb. Overall this gives me the impression of a barley wine. By the end you know you've had a powerful beer, it carries a heavy kick. Very full heavy mouthfeel. Overall certainly a very nice beer but not at all what I was expecting.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2006 00:57:46 | More by beermanbrian
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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
3.91/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Amber reddish color with a thin beige head with low retention.
Aroma of dark and red fruits, licorice and port wine.
Intense flavor of prunes, caramels, charred wood, red fruits, house wine, fig, raspberry, smoked, roasted and toasted malts. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 10.2% is harmonic with the beer. Sticky feeling.
Beer with good complexity and lower drinkability given its sweetness and sticky flavors, partially expected from the style.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2014 21:33:55 | More by FLima
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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