Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by silenius:
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I purchased one of the newer bottles with one of the neck labels. Rumor has it that this means it comes from their newer facility.
The beer is a slightly cloudy dark reddish brown with glints of orange. Light passes through it, but that's about it. On close inspection, one can see bits of yeast solids floating around merrily.
The head is ivory and quickly falls down to a thin layer coating the entire top of the beer. The head gradually gets "spotty" in a way that reminds me of a bacteria culture. There is minimal lacing on the glass.
The smell is floral hops and some sweet brown sugar in the background.
I love the taste of this beer. It is a hoppy sweetness which is not over the top. It does not challenge you at all. It is warm and inviting and pleasant. A comfort beer.
The mouthfeel is pretty darn thick and viscous which I find very appealing in this style.
Hitting the bottom of the glass makes me want to get another one. One of Bell's finer non-stout offerings. Not to be confused with the lackluster Third Coast BEER.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2004 20:42:47 | More by silenius
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4.08/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottled on 9/11/13; poured into a snifter 7/25/14
A: Cola brown. A tan half finger head that dissipates to foam. Light lacing.
S: Dark fruits (plums, dates, raisins, figs), molasses, brown sugar.
T: Follows nose. Chewy, thick, robust, hearty. Syrupy. Almost bourbon-y. This one means business. The aging really improved on the smoothness.
M: Medium to heavy with light carbonation.
O: A stellar sipper. Really mellows as it warms. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 14:46:02 | More by brewskifan55
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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