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Third Coast Beer - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

711 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 21
Gots: 28 | 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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3/5  rDev -12.8%

amart80, Jul 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

glowsun, Jul 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

chgobear, Jul 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

EL48823, Jun 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

prisoner1572, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Siciliano's, 12oz into a tulip. Bottled March 30, 2012.

Golden yellow with a couple fingers of fluffy white head. Good retention and sticky lace. Nose of grains, cracker, a bit of citrus and yeast. Taste is dry and toasty grains, bitter hopping, light citrus flavour and more yeast character. Medium light feel, a bit drying and moderately bitter finish. A good blonde, but fairly uninteresting.

liamt07, Jun 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

JRBecks, May 29, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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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
Third Coast Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
78 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.