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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

1,936 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,936
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 193
Gots: 262 | FT: 15
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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joemetric

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-10-2014 16:29:56 | More by joemetric
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

07-06-2014 06:29:28 | More by JakeBarnett
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Mr_Meursault

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-06-2014 00:45:47 | More by Mr_Meursault
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QuadriderMX

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-05-2014 16:48:13 | More by QuadriderMX
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 07-02-2014
Freshness: Bottled by 09-19-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Received in a trade

Appearance has a murky reddish-brown beer with a small tan head. Retention and lacing are low.

Smells are of rich malts, brown bread, caramel, chocolate, molasses and dark fruits.

The taste has notes of oak, vanilla and molasses, plus woody hop character. It also has a tannic quality that adds some acidity and bitterness.

Mouthfeel has a lively carbonation and a medium body. The finish has flavors of dark fruit sweetness and more of the tannins that adds acidity.

Overall a nice nightcap of a beer but the tannins were a negative.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 04:23:09 | More by sommersb
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-02-2014 21:25:56 | More by CorgiDad
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-02-2014 03:22:46 | More by KAF
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JonnyRebel

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-01-2014 01:59:40 | More by JonnyRebel
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dirtydisk

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-30-2014 00:49:23 | More by dirtydisk
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-29-2014 18:54:11 | More by ToddHolder
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harripat

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

06-28-2014 05:15:58 | More by harripat
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-27-2014 14:21:56 | More by sammyg832
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Svyturys30

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-27-2014 14:01:52 | More by Svyturys30
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jmathis

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-27-2014 13:18:21 | More by jmathis
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.4%

06-26-2014 00:38:10 | More by RochefortChris
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Illmaticzx

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-25-2014 17:54:11 | More by Illmaticzx
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user785335

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

06-25-2014 17:52:40 | More by user785335
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condorsim

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-25-2014 11:46:43 | More by condorsim
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seanchai

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-24-2014 19:32:11 | More by seanchai
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-23-2014 02:52:20 | More by Ohiovania
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blindpiggie

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-20-2014 20:36:40 | More by blindpiggie
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justinp

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-20-2014 02:08:38 | More by justinp
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mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-20-2014 00:00:15 | More by mltobin
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-19-2014 14:54:29 | More by bleedsblu
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a crimson red/brown, with a small quarter inch head, and not much lacing.

Smells like caramel, toffee, booze, dark fruits soaked in rum.

The taste is similar, and fairly smooth and unassuming. This is not a barleywine that knocks you over the head with strong malt flavors. It's slightly boozy, with smooth caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and dark fruit flavors. The alcohol present isn't negative, it melds well with the dark fruit flavor to suggest cherries soaked in brandy or raisins soaked in rum. It's nice. Not too sweet. This doesn't really taste like an American barleywine, however, seems to have more in common with one of the English persuasion.

Medium bodied, smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

This is fairly tasty, but not in the upper echelon of barleywines/old ales that I've tasted.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2014 14:01:52 | More by GreesyFizeek
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,936 ratings.