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Third Coast Beer - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

696 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 21
Gots: 26 | 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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beerhast

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

03-28-2014 16:50:53 | More by beerhast
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mtrog313

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

02-28-2012 00:28:09 | More by mtrog313
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JellyJacket

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

12-26-2012 03:05:44 | More by JellyJacket
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

01-16-2012 15:55:17 | More by gafferjohn
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atrocity

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

04-23-2014 20:27:37 | More by atrocity
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

03-16-2014 01:44:09 | More by Fettpopps
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Ricklikesmibeer

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

07-11-2014 10:15:10 | More by Ricklikesmibeer
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LukeK

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

06-12-2014 18:17:05 | More by LukeK
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jwinship83

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -26.5%

A- pale golden yellow with a small head on it. a bit of sediment and some active carbonation.

S- almost like a macro lager, nothing good here

T- also macro lager like with a mild hoppy finish and aftertaste.

M- medium feel with lots of carbonation

D- really nothing special here. glad i went for the single bottle and not any more as i doubt id want to try it again.

08-05-2008 22:03:47 | More by jwinship83
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bort11

Missouri

2.58/5  rDev -25%

I picked this up from Gomer's Midtown in KC. They had it listed as a limited release, and I usually like Bell's beers.

12 oz bottle, poured into an Imperial Pint glass. Color is a hazy golden orange. Ok head, but receeded quickly to almost no lace. Smell is grassy. The first time I drank this was strait from the bottle. I thought it was overly sour and bile-like, and didn't really like it. The taste improves dramatically from a glass, but still very sour. It's like lemon grass. I was warming up to the taste as I went along, but not enough to want to get this again.

05-18-2006 04:15:08 | More by bort11
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lackenhauser

Maryland

2.58/5  rDev -25%

Nice hazy amber with a small head.Nice tight bubbles rising in glass.Somewhat bready aroma with a sharp hop bite.Hops dominate the flavor but are almost overpowering.Doesnt come across as an IPA or the like.Has a sharp flavor to match the aroma.Somewhat astringent flavor.Pretty standard going down-the better mouthfeel is washed away by the overall flavor.No big deal stick with their stouts.

08-24-2003 04:25:03 | More by lackenhauser
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hardy008

Minnesota

2.58/5  rDev -25%

Hazy lemon with a one finger foamy white head with decent retention. Smells like lemons, yeast, grain, and light pale malts.

This beer tastes just like it smells. Lemon, yeast, grain, and light pale malt. Also tastes like there is biscuit malt present.

Light bodied, plenty of carbonation, and has an unpleasant, bitter aftertaste. It does not seem like this fits any one style very well. I don't care much for this beer.

02-26-2011 04:19:42 | More by hardy008
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lhaqq

California

2.63/5  rDev -23.5%

A: Pours a clear golden body with a tight white head with great retention.
S: Rice and corn, but not much smell present.
T: A bit of alcohol, some rice or corn kind of like an adjunct lager, though a bit more of a hop bitterness in the end.
M: Fine--pretty bubbly but not too much so.
D: I guess I'm usually not a fan of blonde ales. For a blonde though, it is slightly below average for what I've had. Went okay, however, with Indian food.

01-06-2009 07:09:02 | More by lhaqq
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OzarkElmo

Missouri

2.65/5  rDev -23%

Pours a weak golden/green clear with hundreds of unidentified particles floating all around. Moderate white head mostly diminishes. Aroma of corn, grain, adjunct smell that is unappealing. Do I have the High Life with floating pebbles? Natural Light? The Beast? Aroma is no appealing whatsoever. Taste - bitter and not as bad as the aroma, but still nothing pleasant. Pale grains, slight lemon taste, just not what I expect from Bells. I really, really tried to be an advocate on this one, giving it a 2nd pour, but just cannot rate this any higher.

06-29-2009 00:53:30 | More by OzarkElmo
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arc3636

Kansas

2.66/5  rDev -22.7%

A - very pale golden, with a finger of thick white head

S - grainy, rice smell. Reminds me of mass produced lager.

T - very easy to drink, but not a lot of flavor.

M - descent thickness for such a Light beer. On the higher end of carbonation

O - true to the style, but I'm not a fan. Ended up dumping half the bottle. Was hoping more from bells, but that's more my high expectations talking (since the beer stayed within the style)

10-05-2013 01:21:23 | More by arc3636
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

2.7/5  rDev -21.5%

Pours to a clear and pale golden straw color with a fine white head. There is a stillness to this beer that I found quite disturbing for the style. Has some suspended sediment that seems to be frozen in the liquid like it was some sort of gelatinous substance. Carbonation is moderate, but the beer still seems to appear as if frozen in time.

The smell is a bit horrendous. Corny and biscuity, possibly even skunked hops? Funny thing how all of the beers that my drinking buddy brought back fresh from the brewery shelves seems to be out of date or badly kept; and the trip from Michigan to Iowa City is not too grueling on cooler-ed beer compared to some of the uber-fresh beers I've recieved in trade (Prima Pils!).

The taste is of vegetable oil, soybeans, and corn. Also has a bit of a sweetness backing it, and a "crisp" spicy hop bite to it... bleh. It's not too horrendous, but I might even drink a Bud over this if both were offered by a friend at the same time.

The mouthfeel has a sting to it, and leaves more of a veggie taste in your mouth. Blech. Finishes dry and spicy/herbal/skunky hopped.

Drinkability is average, but this is borderline offensive for a supposedly in-offensive style.

07-26-2005 07:00:52 | More by neonbrown82
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jlh8643

Indiana

2.73/5  rDev -20.6%

Poured not aggressive but not carefully into a Pils glass. A very pale, straw yellow with tons of carbonation bubbles running to the top. Almost little to no head could be found thus almost no lacing. Body is cloudy and looks unfiltered with some floaties. Nose if floral with a touch of lemon zest. Grainy malt with some citrus hop carbonation zing in the back of the tongue. The body is very light and dry. Kinda a tangy finish. I'm sure this would be a good hot weather beer but not my cup of tea.

01-27-2006 01:14:55 | More by jlh8643
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.74/5  rDev -20.3%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. There's a finger worth of white-colored head, as well. Retention is just average for the style, but there's something to be said about leaving a lot of lacing behind...and this one certainly does that.

S: Well, there's a promising salvo of hops on the nose. Nothing too extreme, but certainly existent. This naturally makes me assume this won't be some bland, middle-of-the-road blonde ale. There's also a strong crackery presence coming from the malts. I'm not blown away, but the promise is there...

T: Up front is the crackery, bready malt profile. Past that is where the hops come - sadly, they're kind of undefined, bringing only generic bitterness along with maybe a *twinge* of citrus. Sadly, the hops don't really add anything to the bready backbone, even creating a clash between the two elements.

M: Unusually full-bodied for the style. Sure, the creaminess is nice, but the thick texture does nothing for its drinkability. Some out there will like the low carbonation, though. Still, it's definitely not crisp or clean enough for the style.

O: As a hoppy blonde, this isn't turribly successful. There's way too much hop/malt clash for me. Having said that, this isn't something I'm going to drainpour - it's only kinda crappy instead of godawful. I don't need to have this one again.

01-14-2014 01:24:31 | More by ThisWangsChung
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rolandboy

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

10-20-2012 03:20:37 | More by rolandboy
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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-13-2013 03:22:12 | More by atomicskier1889
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HardyA

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

05-29-2013 01:29:32 | More by HardyA
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JimmyP


2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-06-2012 03:42:46 | More by JimmyP
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ackeeper

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

05-12-2014 19:14:05 | More by ackeeper
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schmityl


2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-14-2013 00:36:40 | More by schmityl
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njnj2000

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-27-2013 12:00:03 | More by njnj2000
Third Coast Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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