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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

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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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blackcompg

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours nearly 2 fingers of soft, foamy khaki foam, body is a slightly hazed beautiful rich garnet with dark amber highlites. A solid cap remains through the session and leaves some gorgeous lacing behind.

Smell - Brown sugar, warm toffee, sweet cherries, amaretto, fruit cake, light floral hops, just a wonderful and complex nose on this.

Taste - Oh my goodness, begins bourbon soaked figs, raisins and ripe plums, then burnt toffee and molasses, then big bourbon barrel oak with some unsweetened vanilla, and the finish is bittering floral hops, tart plum skins and dried plum pits. What a great and tasty transition. There is a touch of heat throughout, but this is a wonderfully welcome addition to the flavors, not overpowering in the least, the perfect cool weather warmer.

Mouthfeel - A bit above medium, all the flavors are very full and bold, filling the mouth. Carb is on the lighter side, and is almost silky smooth with a few edges at the very end of the sip. This is a wonderful sipper.

Overall - I just bought one bottle of this, but I want to get my hands on alot more - some for now, and a 6xer or so to sit on for at least a year. Great complexity, big bold flavors, but so well balanced - you will taste every one of the flavors I've described. The transition is also so nice, starting sweet, then savory, then bitter and drying - begging the next sip. What a wonderful beer for the cooler months, purchase this when you see it, highly recommend!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 06:15:10 | More by blackcompg
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,831 ratings.