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Third Coast Beer - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 22
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002

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3.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.24/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"A golden beer with American hops contributing to a crisp, refreshing bitterness. A tribute to the Great Lakes, T.C.B. is a truly quaffable beer." Brewed in the style of an American Blonde Ale. Available as a year round offering in 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 49 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours an off-white head of a frothy foam consistency over a medium hazy golden yellow body with light peppered sediment in tow, light carbonation. Retention is very good, lacing is light and spotty. 4.25

(Smell) Cracker and fluffy wheat malts with a touch of earthy and herbal hops. Somewhat peppery, softly tart. Smells right on par for an American Blonde for lightness but I like the depth of the malt profile which constantly keeps me guessing as to all that went into it. Potency is medium. 3.75

(Taste) Flavor is much like the aroma predicted, slightly less sweet and lighter. Earthy, cracker and biscuity malt notes intertwined with a faint grassy and fruity hop with a soft bitterness. A bit doughy, grainy fruity and peppery altogether. As far as it falls along the style, it's one of the more flavorful blonde ales. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, lightly peppery, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, creating a frothy, smoothly crisp mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is very slightly bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is low, off characters are minimal. 3.75

(Overall) I had great concerns opening a beer that I stumbled upon in a loose bottles clearance bin, especially alongside others brewed in 2009. I'd never even seen this beer before. I was very surprised to find that it had either been cellared beautifully or just managed to hold up gracefully well over the past few years. I will be looking out for this beer and was very impressed. 3.75

Bell's Brewery, Inc.'s
Third Coast Beer

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Pours a hazy gold from the bottle with a substantial fluffy white head. Smells of bread with a touch of citrus and spice. Very bready taste with a bit of lemon and floral notes. The hops come through with a bit of bitterness at the end. Medium mouth with some carbonation. A decently quaffable blonde.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance - 4.4/5
A moderately clear golden orange. A little bit of head retention. Can see LOTS of carbonation rising upward in the beer. I always love that because it makes the beer look alive. If you look close, you can see lots of little tiny particulates floating throughout the beer. Overall, a nice look. I am excited to try this beer.

Smell - 3.25/5
A bready, orange smell. Can't really smell much beyond that. But basically it smells close to an Oberon. Which is not a bad smell, just prefer it to be something different from Oberon which is a ubiquitous summer staple in Michigan.

Taste - 3/5
Again, there is a bready orange taste. The beer is slightly sweet, maybe moderately sweet. There is a faint alcohol taste. Overall, I am not impressed by the taste. It tastes different than an Oberon (most notably is has a breadier taste and less citrus), but didn't really strike me as anything innovative or tasty.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
A lot of moderate intensity carbonation is present through the sip, stimulating your tongue. Light to medium in body. Fairly crisp. This beer has an okay feel to it.

Overall - 3.25/5
This beer looked very promising from its appearance, but the this beer was just okay, and probably not one I would want to get again.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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Third Coast Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.