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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

1,927 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,927
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 192
Gots: 258 | 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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target88

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-13-2014 19:34:00 | More by target88
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yeaprolly

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -15%

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LukeK

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-12-2014 18:16:31 | More by LukeK
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ms333

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-10-2014 16:23:17 | More by ms333
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-10-2014 15:49:10 | More by comfortablynirm
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moshea

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-09-2014 23:35:54 | More by moshea
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mve102

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-07-2014 01:33:01 | More by mve102
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jshusc

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-06-2014 04:10:02 | More by Stu_Grimson
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-06-2014 01:44:20 | More by bcm75
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buddha5050

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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mattreitz49

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-01-2014 03:45:23 | More by mattreitz49
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BogAl

Indiana

3/5  rDev -27.2%

05-27-2014 02:22:37 | More by BogAl
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Averwo

Iowa

5/5  rDev +21.4%

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mpenning13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-26-2014 01:50:24 | More by mpenning13
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ThaHealer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-25-2014 04:42:18 | More by ThaHealer
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Loco_Joe

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-25-2014 01:20:25 | More by Loco_Joe
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 9 month old bottle into a snifter at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Rich brown color with a one finger tan head that dissipates quickly. Great lacing

Smell: Caramel, toffee, figs/dates. Gets richer as it warms

Taste: Sweet malts upfront, dark fruits in the middle, and syrupy molasses character to finish it off. I don't get hops until the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied; Thick and creamy, almost velvety. very little alcohol detected

Overall: I don't know if it's because this particular bottle is 9 months old, but I don't get any alcohol burn that others mention. This is a malt bomb and don't pick up hops until the aftertaste. I enjoy the transition of flavors between caramel/brown sugar, dark fruits, and molasses. The latter gives off a very nice touch and is what made it exceptional in my opinion. I imagine a bourbon aged version would be spectacular. A great barleywine, a real sipper, and another solid big beer offering from Bells

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 03:58:20 | More by Bone53
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Jscottp

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-23-2014 00:25:59 | More by Jscottp
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-20-2014 20:59:32 | More by rypkr
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-20-2014 13:14:23 | More by EROCK75
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tviz33

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-19-2014 02:42:41 | More by tviz33
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-18-2014 13:18:43 | More by Kubrickx
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a Prairie Teku glass
Bottled on 8/7/13

A - Pours a dark mahogany red with a small tan head on top. Throws a few specks pf lacing.

S - Toasted barley, burnt brown sugar, fruity, cherries, figs, dates, loads of caramel, bready yeast.

T - Sugary brown bread, toasted caramel barley, molasses, burnt toffee, sticky raisins, dates, dark sweet bread, dark fruits, slight hint of cocoa, bittering hops seem to add a kiss of citrus. Finishes toasty, bitter and the sweetness dries out at the very last second.

M - Medium to full body, sticky and syrupy at times, low to medium carbonation.

Aggressive flavors of toasted barley, sticky and sweet with more hop presence than I expected. It's like a Barleywine/Dopplebock combo. If you like aggressive beers pick this one up.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 19:53:06 | More by StaveHooks
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-11-2014 13:15:55 | More by ubufan2112
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.