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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

2,238 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 997
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 218
Gots: 351 | FT: 19
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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Photo of mchegash
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - 4/5
A deep red color, perhaps a hint of brown. It looks red-brown in soft light, but totally red in bright light. A small amount of head. Slightly clear, also the darkness of the color makes in harder to see through. A medium amount of carbonation can be seen rising up through the beer. Overall a good look, the color is the best aspect.

Smell - 3.9/5
Strong hops aroma (piney), along with sweet malts, perhaps resembling the malt smell of a quality amber. The malts smelled "red" to me, though this could just be my mind playing tricks on me, since I already know the color. The malts smells is fairly fruity, cherries being the fruit that comes to mind. There is also a discernable alcohol smell (not unexpected at 10.2%).

Taste - 4/5
A very nice balance between malts and hops. There is a piney, resinous hops presence, but also a taste of deep, dark, sweet, slightly fruity malts. The beer is suprisingly sweet. Some alcohol taste as well.

Mouthfeel - 4.1/5
Medium to full-bodied, perhaps leaning more towards the full-bodied side. The feel is slightly syrupy, but also fairly crisp. A moderate amount of light to moderate carbonation. Overall the feel is quite nie

Overall - 4.3/5
This is a great beer. Very nicely balanced between the hops and malts and fruitiness and alcohol. It has a nice fairly full-bodied feel. There is nothing really to complain about this beer.

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
4.96/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

World class brew. The closer I got to the bottom of the glass, the slower I drank. Did not want it to end. Better than outstading!

Photo of Jho3325
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyczj
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaksurf
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PVMT
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BHopp12
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep murky brown with a slight reddish tint. There is a thin cream-colored head that dissipates quickly leaving only the slightest soapy lacing. The aroma is rich, full of dark fruits and slight alcohol. The taste is equally delicious as it smells, with just a hint of hops to balance it all. There is a modicum of carbonation and there is a nice thickness to the body.

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vermilcj
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of watermelon
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass bottled on 9/13/13

A: Dark clear carmel color with and off-white head.

S: Lost of malty sweetness and booze

T: fair amount of alcohol even though its been aged for over a year some dark fruits some hoppy bitterness and some molasses.

F: thick and viscous

O: Decent barley wine especially for the price, I've only had it with age so I would be curious to try it without.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwarren82
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gwiedman1
2.83/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Gets better as warms, heavy strong barleywine. Not my thing.

Photo of Martyrob
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic scotch ale from Bells

Photo of JGlitz87
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WckdVbz
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very solid American Barleywine.

Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.