Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by tut2528:
3.96/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
bottle date 8/20/12
A: much darker body than i was expecting. very dark brown and even has a slight dark purple tint to it. backlit shows ruby tones coming through. the pour created a nice thick fingers worth of head, and the lacing was quite nice. alcohol legs definitely evident as well. nice appearance all the way around
S: toffee, bready notes. alcohol soaked dark fruits in the form of raisins, berries, and possibly plum?, hints of grassy hops, slight alcohol presence, touch of vanilla. nice balance.
T: big caramel sweetness comes through here (as it should). dark fruits start coming into the picture during the middle of the body further elevating the sweetness and the finish is creamy. during the after taste, the bitter hops come into the picture and it lingers through until the next sip. i have mixed feeling about this lingering hop bitterness as i feel on one hand its a nice addition to an the beer and bring more creativity. on the other hand, the sweetness that initially began on the palate is completely destroyed.
M: higher side of medium bodied, low to moderate carbonation, and as stated leaves a big bitter hop profile on the palate.
O: definitely have mixed feelings about this brew. i enjoy hops but feel that it overwhelms the beer during the aftertaste
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2013 01:59:41 | More by tut2528
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5/5 rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottled September 10th, 2013. Halfway through, about an hour and a halfway after pouring, so it's ~60*F and IMO, at its most flavorful prime. (March 9 2014). Poured into a 16oz tulip.
Appearance- Poured aggressively, a deep brown with two fingers of brown head.
Smell- Grassy caramel.
Taste- Sweet, burnt, caramel, dark fruits, then pine. Crisp resiny aftertaste. Very little alcohol presence
Mouthfeel- Slightly thin for the style.Creamy at first, but quickly thins as it warms and oxidizes. Almost watery as I'm writing this, but that is expected 90 minutes after pouring.
One of my favorite beers in one of my favorite styles. Very sweet and malty with a bitter finish. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys strong ales/barleywines, or scotch ales.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 08:20:57 | More by StLeasy
3.91/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Amber reddish color with a thin beige head with low retention.
Aroma of dark and red fruits, licorice and port wine.
Intense flavor of prunes, caramels, charred wood, red fruits, house wine, fig, raspberry, smoked, roasted and toasted malts. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with low carbonation. Alcohol of 10.2% is harmonic with the beer. Sticky feeling.
Beer with good complexity and lower drinkability given its sweetness and sticky flavors, partially expected from the style.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2014 21:33:55 | More by FLima
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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