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

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Third Coast Old AleThird Coast Old Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,914 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,914
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 191
Gots: 257 | 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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Reviews by maybrick:
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maybrick

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich dark brown color and a very nice luxurious head were the first things I noticed. I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a 20 ounce "Pint" glass. A very strong alcohol nose is noted by this observer. This brew has a delightful start and good mouthfeel. It is semi-sweet like very dark to black carmel. I also detected some citrus and raisins.

The finsih is not what I hoped for - a clear alcohol burn on the back of the throat. I think of the new 2003/4 Victory Old Horizontal and how Ron has eliminated this. This brew would be stellar - above the clouds, if this alchol burn wasn't there. Overall a avery good beer and I beleive with some proper cellaring the burn will diminish, the tate become more pronoucned and balanced. I'll look forward to putting a few a way and trying them again in 6 and 12 months.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2003 00:50:34 | More by maybrick
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,914 ratings.