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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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip. 55 degrees,batch number 9958.

A. Pours a dark brown,leaves behind a one inch creamy tan head. Lots of floaties all through the beer. Some spotty lacing.

S. Smells of rich sweet dark fruits.I am getting some caramal and toffe in the end.

T. Follows the smell, Sweet ripe dark fruits and caramal,toffee brown sugar.

M. Feel is heavy and thick just the way it should be. Great carb for the style,Not to much but noticable.

Overall a well crafted barleywine I am glad I bought a whole case. I recommend.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: rich brown color with lighter highlights and a large tan head. The head stayed for the glass, though it dissipated a bit as it went.

S: caramel, apple, sweet roasted malt

T: tastes of caramel, some sour fruit like apple, yeast and hops bitterness/spice, some booze

M: beautifully creamy and thick, but has a sharpness from the medium carbonation and booze

O: drinkable for a bottle at least, this is an awesome beer. It lacks some flavors/smells that I like in a barleywine, but it's interesting with the apple.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass; this bottling is less than a year old. Liquor is a nice ruby/dark amber, forming a two inch ivory head that slowly fades into a ring with a bead. There's a fair bit of lacing. Fairly high carbonation seems evident. On the nose I find currant, raspberry, and caramel, all of which play prominent roles in the flavor as well. The flavor finishes with a lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is slick, but with lots of tingly carbonation.

This is an excellent barleywine; it tastes more English than American, and the hoppiness is balanced with the malt very well. I really wish I had several bottles of this to sample annually.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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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