Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Getting My Beer On With Bell's Third Coast Old Ale

This one comes from the cellar as I decided to pull out a Third Coast Old Ale from Bell’s Brewery, another fine Michigan Brewery. This American Style Barley Wine Ale carries an ABV of 10.2% and is noted by its shelf life being unlimited by Bell’s, lol. Available in September and October, this beer is meant to be held for a while, if you can and choose to do so. Speaking of which, here is my cellar experience with this one.

My version was that of the 2015 vintage and this was actually done in April, so I guess I aged the review as well. I will say that there was not a wow factor for me, but it was a very smooth ale. I was able to pick up some nice tones of the caramel and toffee from the malts as well as some of what I would call black licorice and dark fruit notes often associated with a Barleywine. Full bodied, this beer is definitely one you may enjoy more in the cooler part of the day. There also was not as heavy of an alcohol presence, and even when fresher it was still hidden well enough. Overall, it was just a nice pleasant beer top sit back and enjoy and one that I was glad to pick up. Check out the video to hear and see more of this one, and if you have had it before then let me know what you thought of it by dropping a comment below.

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