Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale

Recommended to me by BG, who is nostalgic for Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo.
Bit of a cloudy deep red color with a slow building head to it. Definite malty tones to the aroma with some raisin or wine like qualities.
Good sweet malt and raisin flavor continues at the front, which is quickly dispatched by a hoppy bitterness tinged with alcohol. I was going to mark it down a tad for the bitter aftertaste, but as I was typing I realized that it actually fades quite a bit, leaving the mouth clean and dry. A nice brew for (hopefully) the last day of winter.
Overall rating: 4.3

1 thought on “Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale”

  1. I’d pay $30 for a mixed-up sixer of Bell’s beer right about now. Gimme one Old Ale, one Kzoo Stout, one Double Cream Stout, a Solsun (it’ll always be Solsun), an Amber and a Cherry Stout. Honestly, I probably couldn’t bring myself to drink them, knowing what it would take to replace them in my fridge.

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