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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

1,914 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,914
Reviews: 963
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 191
Gots: 257 | 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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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-19-2014 14:54:29 | More by bleedsblu
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2014 14:01:52 | More by GreesyFizeek
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schramlo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-19-2014 05:01:29 | More by schramlo
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +21.4%

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pixarnick

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-18-2014 23:46:33 | More by pixarnick
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kjrod20

New York

3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-18-2014 17:23:38 | More by kjrod20
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qwe2323

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-18-2014 16:45:58 | More by qwe2323
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-17-2014 15:07:30 | More by BGsWo22
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-17-2014 14:17:11 | More by JJWIGHT
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ThreeTens

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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GRap

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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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%

06-12-2014 23:41:49 | More by yeaprolly
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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%

06-06-2014 18:43:04 | More by jshusc
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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%

06-06-2014 01:38:02 | More by buddha5050
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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
Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
92 out of 100 based on 1,914 ratings.