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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

1,997 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,997
Reviews: 967
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 202
Gots: 277 | 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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The beer pours a dull dark brown with copper hues and a thin tan head that fades quickly. The nose is fruit and caramel grain sweetness forward, with a hint of metallic bitterness, and booze as it warms. There is similar sweetness that dominates the palate while drinking, but also biting bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is where this beer seems to suffer most - lowly carbonated yet metallic, bitter, and slightly soapy - attributes which don't not make for a pleasant finish. It's otherwise relatively drinkable for being a big beer with an abv that creeps beyond 10%. I admire the style in a non-barrel aged, accessible, six pack format, but prefer other examples more.

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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,997 ratings.