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

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
2,678 Ratings
Third Coast Old AleThird Coast Old Ale
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,678
Reviews:
1,096
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
262
Gots:
565
For Trade:
26
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a snifter glass. Fresh 2011 Bottle.

Appearance: Deep and very cloudy brownish amber orange. Looks a lot like sweet tea. Decent two finger off white head that quickly fades into a small thin patch. Lacing is moderate.

Smell: Big aroma of sweet lightly roasted caramel malts with lots of toffee. Has some hints of brown sugar, oak, molasses, and dark fruits including plums, figs, and raisins. Also some light hints of hops and alcohol. Very bready and sweet overall.

Taste: Big bready taste upfront of caramel and toffee from malts that are lightly roasted. Midway come the dark fruits with notes of raisins, plums, and figs. Lots of brown sugar and molasses with light hints of wood and oak chips. A mild presence of earthy hops comes towards the end and provides some nice countering bitterness to all of the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp and somewhat sticky and syrupy. Alcohol presence is noticeable but very mild.

Overall: A very tasty Old Ale that is surprisingly very smooth considering how fresh this is. It will be interesting to see what can be gained by aging a few bottles.

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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
4.1 out of 5 based on 2,678 ratings.
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