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Third Coast Beer - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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705 Ratings
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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 21
Gots: 27 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002)
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

twbeecher, May 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

TedSneakman, May 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Molson2000, May 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Drk93TT, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

PeterOrlando92, May 09, 2012
Photo of matthageman
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

matthageman, May 05, 2012
Photo of Phelps
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Let’s start with a complaint: why give this beer the same name as the old ale? I can see this creating a lot of confusion among consumers. To me, Third Coast is Bells’ old ale, and I’d be upset to find this in my glass instead. But anyway...

This was enjoyed in a tiny snifter at Tops.

Golden wheat in color, almost perfectly clear. A thin head of wispy white remains for a while, becoming a thin ring.

Bright, floral, fruity nose. A touch of pear and apple blend perfectly with lilac and orange blossom. Soft and sweet.

Much drier flavor. It’s heavily grainy and bitter, with soft old wheat and apple in the front and an extremely dry finish and major side-of-the-tongue bitterness rounding things out.

Medium body with nice viscosity. High, painful carbonation breaks the brew into large bubbles. Clean though bitter.

This blonde’s very drinkable with a great nose, but it’s a little too bitter for the style. I could use more sweetness.

Phelps, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Borganization
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Borganization, Apr 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

sennin, Apr 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

pschul4, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of isualum12
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Third coast beer

We don't get this here in Boise. I got this a trade so it was a special treat tosee bells in the box.

Look standard golden yellow.
Smell not a lot there. Honestly smells a little like a bud light.
Taste a hoppy light beer that doesn't overwhelm. I saved for aware day. Glad I did
Feel high in co2. Not to bad though
Like it enough. Wouldn't go shopping for it but really glad I had it.

isualum12, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

antoines15, Apr 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

pentasyllabic, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Jamesthebrit
2.05/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Hazy light amber. Like every other beer ever.
S: Little to no smell. The slightest hints of floral.
T: Taste very watery with few flavors. A little bit of hops in there but really nothing to it.
M: Sits like water with a little too much carbonation.

Overall a really poor showing from Bells here. I think I see what they're getting at which is an easy drinking beer for the masses. They have succeeded at this but have sacrificed a lot in the process.

Jamesthebrit, Apr 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Localdrinklax, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

harrylee773, Apr 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

JimmyP, Apr 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

zenwatts, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Zaphog, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of 33nickadams
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

When I was in college at Western, I drank this almost as much as Two Hearted. Its been about 12 years since I've had one!

Translucent golden yellow, with tons of sediment. Nice sticky lacing and a head that lasts. Smells sharp, pungent and bready. Almost meaty? Not much hop character in the nose to speak of. The smell is almost enough to turn you off. The taste is almost the opposite. Slightly sweet, bready and a nice citrus hop bitterness towards the end. As the beer warms, the tastes seem to blend and it gets better. I love when a beer does that. Mouthfeel is light and nicely carbonated. This is a good session beer if you can get past the nose. I think my tastes have changed since college!

33nickadams, Mar 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

szmnnl99, Mar 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

jaidenjb, Mar 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

nrombes, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of srandycarter
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Murky straw. White head leaves fast to ring. LOTS of cling. Pretty enough beer.

S - Acrid, sharp nose, barn follows it up. Malt a distant feel.

T - Crisp, light and pleasant.

M - Light bodied, good carb, pretty clean finish.

D - Ok, low abv, not a palate killer. I think this could be a nice session.

srandycarter, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at Papago into standard pint glass.
Nice golden color with no head and no lacing, but it still looks crisp.
Smells of fresh hops and malts.
Nice crisp hop and refreshing balance of malts.
Overall, refreshing and simple but very satisfying. Nice session brew.

DrinkSlurm, Mar 08, 2012
Third Coast Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.