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Third Coast Beer - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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79
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737 Ratings
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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 21
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jkrich
3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.08/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Looks like someone put Corona into a snow globe. Clear and straw gold, it's full of little floaties. Up top is a nice sized, bright white head with good retention and a sloppy lace. Unfortunately, it looks little different than something I can purchase 18 of for 12 bucks.

Grainy, rice-like, slightly floral. Think macro.

Is this a Budweiser?

See above. It's mostly got a chalky, bitter feel. Grainy and sour. Nothing resembling 'craft beer.'

Epic fail.

Photo of sourgrass
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, high carbonation, light-gold in color, hazy

Smell: almost dark wheat, grass, and a touch of toffee

Taste: grass dominates with toffee and a touch of wheat

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet with underlying bitterness, very high carbonation

Overall: Solid but not great sessionable ale that would work well on a hot day. Typical Bells being very clean. I would not go out of my way for this, but a fine example of the style.

Photo of Onenote81
2.98/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Clear pale gold with a white cap. Aromas of fresh hops, orange slices, grains. Crisp mouthfeel with apparent carbonation. Easy drinking as it should be. Big bitter smack at each sip. I was not expecting that. Bitter, peppery, sweetness is short and fleeting. This was not the refreshing drink I was expecting it to be. This had some harshness to it, that I don't think belongs in this light simple style. When I want some bitterness, I'll reach for a IPA or hoppy PA. With a Blonde, I expect sweet flavors, light crisp feel, and an ease of drinkability. This was not that. Not my cup of tea. Pass.

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy yellow, carbonated, some sediment, one finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Lots of bread/toast notes, more towards the bread side and not much else.

T-Mainly bread/toast with more bread than toast. Tad bit of lemon and grass, not much though. Maybe some spice, but barely there.

M-Light, some carbonation and crisp.

O-An average boring beer. Nothing off-putting, nothing to write home about.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Is this unfiltered? Nose has some nice tones to it: citrus hits me at the start but seems to fade fairly soon into things. Carries more spicy hop tone to it than I would have expected. Pretty drinkable, though the hops do take it to a different place than most blondes are at. Not too shabby.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi dark yellow with a frothy white head. Smell is grainy, subtle hops, hint of sweet as well. Bitter up front that goes all the way through, it covers some of the flavor at first. After it has a nice malt flavor, the hops is there with some sweetness at the end. The bitterness stays through the aftertaste. A medium mouthfeel, nice and smooth, nice balance after the first few sips, the bitterness doesn't fit well in the beer overall. A good beer, nice flavors, not something I would get all the time, but a good beer nonetheless.

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Third Coast Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.