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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

1,832 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1832
Reviews: 957
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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cerevisiaephilus

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Beer was really cloudy. Not very appealing. It had been in the fridge for 36 hours since it was purchased...I figured that was long enough for it to settle out. I wish mouthfeel and drinkability counted for more than appearance because I don't think appearance is so important...anyway.

Nose really nice. Some alcohol, definately some hops...not really clear what I'm smelling though.

I think the taste is really disapointing. Definately bitter. Not very clear what kind of hop taste is there though. No fruitiness at all...just kind of an astringency actually that isn't very pleasant. Maybe its just the overwhelming hops. Should let this one age I think to get the most out of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2004 01:21:12 | More by cerevisiaephilus
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Taste - big sweet, cloying, molasses, big yeasty bread, mild dates, prunes, some alcohol burn

Mouthfeel - cloying, not much carb

Overall- this beer makes me realize I am starting to drift away from giant beers...

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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,832 ratings.