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Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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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botham

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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. pours a reddish caramel brown color with a finger of light brown, thick head. moderate lacings.

aroma is of rich malts with a notable alcoholic character. an earthy base gives rise to notes of dark fruit, caramel, and a bit of roasted malts. reminiscent of an eisbock.

taste is more of the same, almost barleywine like in body with a profile bursting of malt character. the same earthy tones and dark fruit notes are here as well, only more pronounced. finishes on a grainy note with residual caramel and alcohol.

mouthfeel is slick, with a heavy body and a somewhat sharp finish from the alcohol.

drinkability is moderate. this is a rich and filling brew that pounds the palate with malt flavors and complexity. very bold and flavorful brew that remains refined in its proportioning. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2008 00:02:52 | More by botham
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S: Dark fruits (plums, dates, raisins, figs), molasses, brown sugar.

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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,933 ratings.