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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

1,926 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,926
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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ngeunit1

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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark amber-brown color with a half-finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is full of rich sweet caramelized malts, with some dark fruits, molasses, other dark malts, a bit of light fruit, and some booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramelized sugars and caramel malts with some molasses and some raisin and other dark fruits. Through the middle, some more dark caramel malt flavor comes through with some light fruits and some citrus hops. The finish is a mix of caramelized malts and residual sugars with some dark fruit, a bit of citrus hop, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit thick with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice American Barleywine with a really great malt profile and enough body to balance things out.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 06:32:21 | More by ngeunit1
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,926 ratings.