Third Coast Beer | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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
Ratings:
825
Reviews:
347
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
13.75%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
72
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a wine glass

Cloudy look, standard head, good lacing, yadda yadda yadda... Smell is buttery, funky, and spicy. Not a fan of the nose here. Taste follows, a dusty, funky, well hopped ale. White pepper, lemon rind, and the barnyard funk of the nose.

Sometimes I'm lovin' this beer, other times it falls flat. Freshness probably has a great deal to do with it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle poured into footed pilsener
Served: 6 July 2013

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a foamy white one-and-a-half finger head that slowly settles to something of about a half-finger. Nice carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Good lacing. Looks somewhat like a hefeweizen due to the haziness.

Smell: Smells like light malts with some faint hop bitterness. You can certainly tell there were aroma hops used in the making of this beer, but they won't whack you across the face like Bell's hoppier options. Smells crisp and clean, with a touch of hoppy flare.

Taste: For the style, this is pretty darn good. It has a nice complexity to it- the light malts play well with the hops that you can faintly taste. This beer would be a marvelous session beer- it's light and tasty for being what it is. This beer finishes drier than I would have liked.

Mouthfeel: I think that this one could be improved via filtering. I feel that Bell's bottle conditioned these because without the yeast presence, the beer would feel somewhat thin. I think that the carbonation, however, did give the beer enough body.

Overall: This is obviously supposed to be an easily drinkable craft beer. Honestly, it is not immensely different from lighter colored lagers (though this is an ale), but does include a good depth of flavor for being 'restricted', in a sense, to the guidelines of a simple style. If this came in cans, it'd be a great, easily drinkable tailgate beer come football season.

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Third Coast Beer from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.49 out of 5 based on 825 ratings.
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