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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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2,325 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,325
Reviews: 1,017
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 225
Gots: 387 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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."
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Appearance is dark, almost-cola brown. It has a foamy, tan head, with very nice lacing.

Nose is cinnamon sugar, dark malt, black pepper, grape, and oak.

Taste is fig, grape, banana, dark chocolate, biscuit cookies, with an alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with light carbonation. Not much alcohol bite for its 10% ABV. It is actually quite refreshing.

Overall, it is a great execution of restraint. It is filled with bold flavors that never overwhelm.

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Murky mahogany in color. No head to speak of despite an aggressive pour. Not much carbonation apparent.

Aroma is juicy; dark fruits, cherry, raisin, plum & fig. Sweet and a little bready. I let this one warm up a little out of the fridge before I poured it so the aroma was opened up immediately.

Sweet, dark malts, candi sugar and dark fruit dominate the palate. Same fruits as in aroma. Big boozy finish. Little to no hops presence. Alcohol lingers in the back of the throat and helps balance out the malty sweetness.

Little to no carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little slick and syrupy. Still a delicious, boozy beer.

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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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