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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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,927 | Reviews: 963 | Display Reviews Only:
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-13-2012 20:06:10 | More by neckbracesub
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dcs1548

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-11-2012 23:27:45 | More by dcs1548
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-10-2012 21:45:45 | More by sludgegnome
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OldTime

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-09-2012 19:42:38 | More by OldTime
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Pat316

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-09-2012 13:58:53 | More by Pat316
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HoneyLamb

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-09-2012 02:31:41 | More by HoneyLamb
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dorianmarley

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark, almost-cola brown. It has a foamy, tan head, with very nice lacing.

Nose is cinnamon sugar, dark malt, black pepper, grape, and oak.

Taste is fig, grape, banana, dark chocolate, biscuit cookies, with an alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with light carbonation. Not much alcohol bite for its 10% ABV. It is actually quite refreshing.

Overall, it is a great execution of restraint. It is filled with bold flavors that never overwhelm.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 05:01:12 | More by dorianmarley
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MIP229

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-05-2012 18:17:52 | More by MIP229
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halfP1NT

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Murky mahogany in color. No head to speak of despite an aggressive pour. Not much carbonation apparent.

Aroma is juicy; dark fruits, cherry, raisin, plum & fig. Sweet and a little bready. I let this one warm up a little out of the fridge before I poured it so the aroma was opened up immediately.

Sweet, dark malts, candi sugar and dark fruit dominate the palate. Same fruits as in aroma. Big boozy finish. Little to no hops presence. Alcohol lingers in the back of the throat and helps balance out the malty sweetness.

Little to no carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little slick and syrupy. Still a delicious, boozy beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 01:45:09 | More by halfP1NT
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cluth

Indiana

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-04-2012 15:38:20 | More by cluth
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tomgossert

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-04-2012 04:10:10 | More by tomgossert
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brettski

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-03-2012 04:20:59 | More by brettski
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-02-2012 06:02:22 | More by Zachtheporter
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-02-2012 01:21:44 | More by mdillon86
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MrHolland10

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-02-2012 01:17:22 | More by MrHolland10
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mgroothuis

Michigan

5/5  rDev +21.4%

03-01-2012 22:19:26 | More by mgroothuis
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quilty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-01-2012 09:16:00 | More by quilty
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beerhan

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-29-2012 05:39:24 | More by beerhan
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -15%

02-27-2012 20:08:53 | More by HarmonMW
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JVan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-27-2012 18:53:16 | More by JVan
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-27-2012 12:55:31 | More by stoutlover1978
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akkohly

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-26-2012 22:03:47 | More by akkohly
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Labeerfinder


4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark mahogany color with little to no head at all. Aroma is sweet, chewy, and fruity with a figs or dates and some alcohol. Flavor is earthy, sweet at first with a bitter (pine) finish that still manages to leave a sweet feeling in the mouth. Notes of dates, brown sugar, butterscotch...almost woody. Warming as it goes down.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 05:27:23 | More by Labeerfinder
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jsvt

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-25-2012 20:22:51 | More by jsvt
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-25-2012 01:11:36 | More by Zaphog
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.