Third Coast Old Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

2,697 Ratings
Third Coast Old AleThird Coast Old Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
From Bell's website:
"Third Coast Old Ale is a cellerable American-style barleywine that has notes of dried fruit and caramel embedded in a rich malt background that will grow more complex over time."

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: thin tan head on a very attractive deep amber with red tints body.

S: dried dark fruits, ginger, malts and not too boozy for the style.

T: cabernet red wine notes with dark fruits, malty mustiness, toffee, some toasted malts and brown sugar. booziness is acceptable.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. semi dry finish.

Overall: The right amount of booziness for the style. complex but many of these in the genre are. Not too bad.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear deep ruby red, two finger head with lacing

S-Caramel, malt and molasses.

T-Caramel malt, good deal of bitterness, malt, toffee, some darker fruits as well.

M-Medium bodied, chewy and some carbonation.

O-One of the better barleywines I've had. Didn't have the heat I pick up in some, nice all around.

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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,697 ratings.
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