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457. Bell’s Brewery Third Coast Beer

Bells Third CoastI acquired this one a trade, honestly not sure where but I had high expectations after drinking Hopslam and Two Hearted. This one is a blonde ale so I guess I should not have expected much.

Appearance is probably the best part of this beer with a nice light orange color and bright white head. Smell is slightly sweet but not very pleasant. Taste is simple with only a bit of earthy grass and bread. Not a lot happening with this one and not something I would seek out.

No question Bell’s is a quality brewery but this is a style that does not lend itself to big aroma or taste. Completely average blonde ale that looks much better than it actually was. 
Pros:
Appearance
Cons: Bland
Alcohol Content: 4.8% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Bell’s Brewery
Brewers Description: Assertively hopped, Third Coast Beer offers a crisp, dry bitterness with a mixture of floral & herbal aromas.

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435. Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale

Bell's Two Hearted AleI ended up with two bottles of this beer through trades and I am glad I got them both. I enjoyed one a couple of weeks ago and I had this one yesterday. Nice looking beer with a bright yellow and thin white head. The head disappears quickly leaving only a little lacing on the glass.

Aroma has lots of floral and citrus hops and the taste follows but with a very nice balance. Two Hearted is refreshing and very easy to drink. Having a six pack of this in the fridge could be dangerous.

This is only my second beer from Bell’s, the first being Hopslam, and so far I am impressed. Hoping to get my hands on more from Bell’s for future reviews. 
Pros:
Very well balanced
Cons: 
Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Bell’s Brewery
Brewers Description: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale

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421. Bell’s Brewery Hopslam Ale

Bell's Brewery Hop SlamGot this bottle from a friend in New Hampshire and was glad to finally try this beer. Double IPAs are one of my favorite styles of beer and no doubt this is a good one. Appearance is fairly typical of the style with a nice orange color with off white head. Aroma is not as big as I had hoped with some floral and pineapple but not very aromatic.

Taste has much more hop character with plenty of citrus and tropical flavors. Enough malt sweetness to balance things out but as you would expect this one is mostly hops. Overall this is an excellent brew that anyone should make an attempt to try but I think Maine Beer Company’s Lunch and several offerings from Hill Farmstead are better and more readily available to us in the Northeast. 
Pros:
Nice hop profile
Cons: Aroma is not as big as expected
Alcohol Content: 10.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 60+
Rating: 
Brewers Website: Bell’s Brewery
Brewers Description: Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell’s Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell’s repertoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit, and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a remarkably drinkable rendition of the Double India Pale Ale style.

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