Third Coast Beer | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Third Coast BeerThird Coast Beer
BA SCORE
3.44/5
830 Ratings
Third Coast BeerThird Coast Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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:
#41,544
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
830
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
76
Trade:
1
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1.25/5  rDev -63.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of warmstorage
1.52/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Probably good that I tried this one, since I otherwise was getting the impression that Bell's didn't make any bad beer.

Mostly it's just terribly mediocre, from folks who can do vastly better.

Pours from a 12 ounce bottle a bright straw yellow, limited head.

Aroma... is really tough. Honestly, it smells a little like fresh vomit. That makes it sound worse than it is, but I really can't get that idea out of my head each time I smell it.

Taste is bitter, a little harsh, acrid, and just not pleasant. Limited hops noticeable. A flat, slightly metallic grain aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is average to a little thin.

I suppose it's possible that I could have just gotten a bad bottle, but since I bought Two Hearted at the same time, and stored them the same way, it seems relatively unlikely.

Really blah stuff, bordering on bad. I definitely won't bother again, and I poured out about half the bottle. Back to the Two Hearted!

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Photo of tykechandler
1.75/5  rDev -49.1%

Photo of DavidHume
2/5  rDev -41.9%

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2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of ChugMan
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of senorscientist
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of sourgrass
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of Jamesthebrit
2.06/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Hazy light amber. Like every other beer ever.
S: Little to no smell. The slightest hints of floral.
T: Taste very watery with few flavors. A little bit of hops in there but really nothing to it.
M: Sits like water with a little too much carbonation.

Overall a really poor showing from Bells here. I think I see what they're getting at which is an easy drinking beer for the masses. They have succeeded at this but have sacrificed a lot in the process.

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Photo of RickS95
2.1/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Looks like someone put Corona into a snow globe. Clear and straw gold, it's full of little floaties. Up top is a nice sized, bright white head with good retention and a sloppy lace. Unfortunately, it looks little different than something I can purchase 18 of for 12 bucks.

Grainy, rice-like, slightly floral. Think macro.

Is this a Budweiser?

See above. It's mostly got a chalky, bitter feel. Grainy and sour. Nothing resembling 'craft beer.'

Epic fail.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.14/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Third Coast pours a gold color with a large head. There is an offensive aroma that is similar to cat pee. The taste has a cat pee flavoring, with a strong cereal flavor. The taste is very light, and rather offensive. Overall this is an avoidable beer. Not too much good can be said.

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Photo of jcalabre
2.18/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: This pours hazy yellow with a white head.
Aroma: The smell is slightly hoppy, with some dustiness to it
Flavor: I was disappointed. As fine a brewer as K'zoo Bells is, this one isn't too good. It had a sour taste.of those around here. I'll pass

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Photo of silenius
2.2/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I absolutely agree with ManekiNeko's taste assessment.

Citrus rind smell and flavor. I think it has a medium mouthfeel. Instead of a salty aftertaste, I got a weird soapy aftertaste. This aftertaste has been consistent over the few times I've had this beer in the past.

To add, I think this is predominately a bitter beer. Grapefruit rind in a bottle. I like bitter, but I find this one-dimensional and I am not too impressed. I'll finish the bottles in my fridge and will probably not buy or drink this again.

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Photo of matjack85
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of DubCo21
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of McBAINx
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of terence
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of TheDM
2.28/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This brew had a fruity aroma, a large white head of small to medium bubbles and a cloudy yellow orange body. Initial bitter taste followed by a dislike for the taste. It got a little better with time, but still not high on my list.

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Photo of shbobdb
2.4/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Well, I like nice, clean, simple beers. Since I know Bell's makes a quality product, I was excited to see their rendition of this. I was not impressed. Not at all.
I poured the beer into a wine glass (all my other glasses were dirty), and it looked, well, average. Nothing too special, just somewhere in the nether-regions between penny and straw. The taste, yuck! Not pleasant. It reminded me a lot of Anchor Small. Resinous and generally unpleasant. Keep in mind, I normally like hops, but they just really tasted out of place here.
Thankfully, the taste improves considerably when you add the yeast. I guess the beer was designed to be drank with the yeast. With this addition the taste goes from truly aweful to merely unimpressive.
I won't be getting this beer again.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
2.43/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Rather have a bud lite platinum

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.49/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured this thing into a lager mug glass.
Pours this nice pale/dark gold color. Foam head is moderate in an aggressive pour and dissipates quickly enough.
Tastes like a bitter IPA. Strong hop taste but not as strong as other IPA's I've had.
Feels good though, would be easy to drink if it weren't so hoppy.
It's alright, i didn't realize I was getting myself and IPA, but it's Bell's and I should have guessed. Still good to know what it tastes like for my own knowledge.

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Photo of CortexBomb
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours with deep yellow colouration with a thick head and plenty of body visible while the smell is dominant floral, reminiscent of an IPA.

The hops in evidence in the smell carry over to the flavour as the taste starts and finishes with a strong bitterness. There also are a few malty tones in the middle, but the bitterness is what carries this brew, and I didn't overly care for the effect.

Mouthfeel has at least got some body, and I can't knock the drinkability much, but overall this is a pretty average brew.

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Photo of TooGood
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of detroitpat
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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Third Coast Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 830 ratings
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