Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by minterro:
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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3.94/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 07-02-2014
Freshness: Bottled by 09-19-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Received in a trade
Appearance has a murky reddish-brown beer with a small tan head. Retention and lacing are low.
Smells are of rich malts, brown bread, caramel, chocolate, molasses and dark fruits.
The taste has notes of oak, vanilla and molasses, plus woody hop character. It also has a tannic quality that adds some acidity and bitterness.
Mouthfeel has a lively carbonation and a medium body. The finish has flavors of dark fruit sweetness and more of the tannins that adds acidity.
Overall a nice nightcap of a beer but the tannins were a negative.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 04:23:09 | More by sommersb
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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