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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

1,927 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 192
Gots: 258 | 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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minterro

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3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Have had some very exceptional Barleywines and some that I didn't find as good. Bought for around 3 dollars. Bottled on 10/12/12

A&S: Lots of stuff going on as far as the smell goes, interesting mixture of: caramel, mint, red grapes, and breadyness. Hints of earthy hops. The beer is dark brown but quite transparent, head is fizzy and dies instantly. Some lacing clinging.

T&M: On the bittersweet end of the barleywine spectrum. The typical alcohol tones in Barleywines were not a huge presence in this beer (although half way through this one I could feel the blood start to rush to my cheeks so... the alcohol is probably just quite well hidden). Not super flavorful because it kinda gets overpowered by bitterness (I didn't age it very long but I feel like it shouldn't be this better after 4.5 months). finish is very dry and bitter. come out very crisp and kinda dies a bit and turn to a dull crispness. On the lighter side of medium bodied.

Overall: I didn't really enjoy this one as much as I expect I would. Maybe I could use some cellaring... I don't know. I feel like as much as I am a hop head, I might like the sweeter less hopped version of Barleywines

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 05:49:15 | More by minterro
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.