Third Coast Beer | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after our favorite coastline and a tribute to the Great Lakes region, Third Coast Beer is a crisply dry-hopped American Pale Ale. Floral and herbal hop aromas combine with a refreshing bitterness, resulting in a truly quaffable beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,095
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
837
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
80
Trade:
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Ratings: 837 |  Reviews: 349
Photo of Grupatre
2.19/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Quackershnoc
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: lots of dregs come in the last pour; nice golden, straw color; thin white head that dissipates quickly

Aroma: mostly grain; a bit of hops; not a lot going on here
Taste: very smooth and mild; starts with a quick hit of bitter; moves into a nice grain bill; ends on a little hoppiness

Mouthfeel: light-bodied; smooth; juicy

Overall Impression: not exciting or mind blowing, but good for what it is; I would buy this for someone who only drinks BMC to see what they say about it; I would drink this again, but won’t go out of my way for it

From notes taken on 5/27/2013

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Photo of Zbrewer80
3.72/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fading2black
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DupaJas
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tracker83
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottling date of 08/29/17

Appearance - Pours relatively clear and golden orange in color with a white, half-finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds atop with a thing ring around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

Smell - Crackery malt aroma with hints of biscuit and a slightly floral and grassy hop bitterness sitting beneath.

Taste - Follows the nose. Real plain bready malt base with notes of floral hops coming in by mid-taste, then quickly ramping up to deliver a bitter, grassy finish.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with fair, bitey carbonation. Slick texture with a slightly watery but also slightly harsh finish, if that makes sense.

Overall - Wow, this thing's a relic. This is almost a hoppy blonde by today's standards. In any event, I'm not finding all that interesting, nor especially refreshing truth be told.

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Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLev
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BellinghamBiker
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REVZEB
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moodyxc9
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zkoehn
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.13/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSS
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A-Apricot yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly
S-Subtle Fruity and herbal hop aroma, yellow beer-like
M-Light and watery, carbonation is medium
T-Like a standard North American bar beer
O-Nothing really special about this one. Disappointed.

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

Photo of Zaktcc
2.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a bubbly golden color with a fluffy, white 2 finger head.

S - Not much of an aroma at all. Yeast and malt is about all there is - Very clean and simple but nothing spectacular.

T - Plain but not bad. Malty and not much of an indication of hops present. Ever so slight notes of citrus as well. Again, plain.

M - Harsher than was expecting. Too carbonated for my preferences and very light bodied. Feels like a bitter soda.

O - One of my favorite brewer's however not one my favorite beers. Not bad not memorable. An average beer and that is all.

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Photo of SirBentham
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blackop555
3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow. White head is short and foamy. Doesn't last long.

Smells of bready malt, Light citrus hops, grassy and light yeast

Tastes sweet malts fading to a stronger then expected dry finish with pine and citrus. Lighter body with medium carbonation. Smooth mouth feel. You can drink this fairly quickly. Nice refreshing drink. Not overly powerful. Nice one in a while leaves you wanting more

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.09/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a tulip glass.

A: The body is crystalline yellow. Head is white, one finger thick, some lacing visible.
S: Yeasty, malty and hoppy profiles.
T: The taste is purely malty and hoppy. No earthy, resinous ou citrus profiles. Just pure hops and barley.
M: Body is medium to medium low. Carbonation is high. Bitterness is mild.
O: This is a great American Blonde Ale, really cool.

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Photo of brewlover517
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 837 ratings