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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

1,928 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,928
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 193
Gots: 259 | 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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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours thick with a wispy brown head and a very slight lace. Brownish-red tinged in the light, nearly opaque. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, herbs, anise, meaty spices, wood and booze.

Taste is quite boozy off the top, then extremely herbal and licoricey. Hop bitterness compliments, with a huge malty backbone of chocolate and buttery caramel. Not extremely complex but the flavours compliment themselves very well. Mouthfeel is oily and thick and rich and a little syrupy, but just right for a beer of this strength. Drinkability caps at one, that's it, I'll just sip it all night. Very enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 03:27:21 | More by trevorwideman
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Freshness: Bottled by 09-19-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,928 ratings.