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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

2,137 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,137
Reviews: 974
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 207
Gots: 310 | FT: 17
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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(packaged 09/05/14 - poured into a fat Chouffe tulip)

L: expecting a lot of hop flavor - the head on this is thick and damn near rock solid, reddish-tan in color... deep rusty red hue to the liquid, touch of (hop?) haze... barnacle-grade crusty lacing... keeps a messy, but steady cover of foam

S: big, juicy hop and ester notes... nice balance of intense dark crystal malts, some toasty-roasty notes... mild perfumy scent like an old ladies purse... hint of toasted grain... almost a raspberry fruit spread going on

T: superb finish with that raspberry, minty-spicy hops, and one of the most magnificent, 3D caramel flavors I've tasted in a U.S. brew - I mean, there are a few layers to its flavor, from light to dark and a few points in between... homemade, fruit brandy-like soft boozy glow in the aftertaste; grassy/earthy (ashy/gravel), nearly meaty sugars hanging around as well... overall, flavors comparable to the textbook American barleywine, but very much exceeding the lot in depth and, for lack of a better term, complexity - excellent showing of plant-like flavors to establish counterpoint with the requisite fruity/caramel sweetness that's core to the style

F: satiny, luscious plumpness with soft, fuzzy frill on the edges... bedroom flow... suggestive of, but not quite syrupy - bitterness and laid-back alcohol seem to level that out... a little to easy to knock this back at its age

O: this may be my new favorite American barleywine, going toe-to-toe with the '12 Brooklyn Monster bottles that are floating around town right now, that are killin' it softly with some room-temp Stilton... I'll be coming back for more

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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 2,137 ratings.