Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.94/5 rDev -4.4%
Tasted On: 07-02-2014
Freshness: Bottled by 09-19-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
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.
07-03-2014 04:23:09 | More by sommersb
3.83/5 rDev -7%
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.
06-19-2014 14:01:52 | More by GreesyFizeek
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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