Third Coast Beer - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Reviews by jkrich:
3.45/5 rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a dated 12 oz. bottle: the pour began bright and golden but became cloudy as the complete pour revealed the yeast sediment. The foamy white head quickly dissipated.
The aroma was tangy and sweet with a faint metallic odor wafting through.
The ale has bitter lemon flavors on the first sip with some faint cracker-like flavor on the palate. While the bitterness gives this ale refreshing crispness, it is quite bracing.
As is typical for this style, the body is rather thin. The carbonation is a bit overpowering, while the mouthfeel is a little abrasive and short-lived.
This is ideal for a hot weather day with its bitter, quenching properties but at times this one can be too harsh; still worth trying.
Serving type: bottle
09-02-2012 22:58:25 | More by jkrich
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3.7/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Third Coast Beer reminds me of those first few rays of summer morning sun that peek through the curtains; it has a gentle radiance - nothing blinding - but is awash with golden brightness. Its head looks no thicker than a dryer sheet but leaves a wicked mess of lacing.
Somewhere a baker is turning green with envy; this beer tastes remarkably like a fresh-baked country loaf. Even the inside of ovens can't offer a perfume with this much sweet, wholesome breadiness. Each sip is like biting into the soft, warm, white, airy center of the loaf, while the aftertaste has subtle hints of toasted, lightly caramelized crust.
It's apparent that Bells has used the finest quality malts - a wise move for a recipe that showcases them so plain and abundantly. It's not all about grain however; hops are relatively significant for a blonde ale aimed at mainstream drinkers. None of the bitterness is perceived, but gently floral and fruity undertones are noted every step of the way.
Between the toothsome, biscuity sweetness and soft, rose-like hoppiness, even those who typically reject 'plain' ales will have a hard time not enjoying this. An offering this wholesome and tasteful endorses the virtues of craft beer perfectly: it's not always about being extreme or different, it's about making great, better quality beer.
Bells is a brewery with integrity and nothing proves that better than Third Coast Beer: it is a clean, flavourful, well-malted, tastefully hopped ale that has far more character than commercial, industrial brewed beers but is still every bit as approachable and easy-going. Anyone who remotely likes beer should find this a delight.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 23:02:11 | More by biegaman
Third Coast Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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