Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by rundocrun:
4.93/5 rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
This bottle was from batch 9958 - Bottled on 8/25/2010
A - Pours a deep brown. Slightly hazy. Glows a brilliant deep red when held up to a bright light. One finger of off-white head that fades relatively quickly but leaves some light lacing on the glass.
S - Smells candy-sweet with intense dark fruits and a caramely-sweetness. Really no hop aroma to speak of but that's to be expected of the Old Ale style.
T - Again, very sweet with some prune- and raisin-like flavors evident. A surprising amount of hop bitterness is present considering the lack of hop aroma, but it is very well balanced. Lots of dextrinous caramel flavors are evident. A very sweet, delicious dessert ale!
M - Syrupy and thick with very faint, but pleasing carbonation that tickles the back of the tongue.
Overall, I would consider this to be a near-perfect example of the Old Ale style (yes, I know it's classified as an American Barleywine, but I don't believe it to be one). Delicious, delicious beer!
Serving type: bottle
05-08-2011 03:07:44 | More by rundocrun
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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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