Third Coast Old Ale focuses on malt, offering notes of burnt caramel & other earthy malt flavors. Designed with vintage aging in mind, the malt aspect is matched to a heavy complement of hops. Sharply bitter at first, this will fold into the malt character over time and balance out the maltiness. (Description provided by company)
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Pours a reddish brown amber with a thin head. Not much retention, but some thin and nice lacing.
Nose is roasted malt, some bright hoppiness, and a subtle alcohol aroma. Roasted aromas are subtle chocolate and some bitter coffee as well.
Taste is nicely balanced between the hops and malt. Nice chocolate flavors come out more than in the nose. Quick aftertaste with just a subtle hoppy lingering flavor. Alcohol is much less noticeable than in the nose.
Moderate light body and relatively low carbonation. Close to watery, but not quite there yet.
A nice, smooth, and well balanced ale. Nice flavors in both the malt and hops, and nicely hidden alcohol in the taste.