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Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy - Red Brick Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Omonigan on 01-20-2014)
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Reviews by Bung:
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4.39/5  rDev +8.4%

12 oz. Darkened mohoghanny like pour. Whispy thin layer of off white colored head.

Aroma, Toffee, vanilla, oak barrel, bourbon. Increases as it warms. Still a pronounced citrusy hop presence through the maltiness.

Taste, Dark red fruits up front, toasted malt. Just faint bittering hops and anise. Carmelized brown sugar, toffee. Vanilla and oaky bourbon come strong on their own. Tobacco. Lingers a long time along with some unsweetened chocolate.
Really has some nice distinct layers.

In between medium and full body. Great level of fine bubbled carbonation. It's a little warm, but not overly offensive. 12 ounces can be easily done.
I think this is the best of the series yet.

Bung, Feb 08, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured into a snifter a deep amber tinged mahogany with a thick creamy light beige head atop,great clarity and color.Aromas of caramel/vanilla and toffee really stood out with some drunken fruit thrown in.Flavors are warm and sweet but not over the top in sweetness,caramel/vanilla and dark fruit with that sticky toffeeness,mild leafy hops,and toasted oak were detectable but the malty richness is what this beer is all about.A smooth full feel just adds to the beer.To me the beer is more English in nature with it's big malty tones but either just great.

oberon, Feb 10, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -6.4%

Bottle given to me by RB's Scotchzi. Poured into a snifter. Deep reddish brown with a finger's worth of tan head that faded into a thick collar and good amount of wisps. Good lacing. Aroma is molasses, sweet nuts (pecan or hazelnut) and toffee. Light body and low carbonation, but a sticky mouthfeel. Taste is much like the aroma: toffee and nutty with lots of grainy sweetness. I typically don't like Red Brick, but this is one of their best IMHO.

mverity, Mar 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

dankjohn, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Mantooth, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

kwkdmk, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

seavercm, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

fthegiants, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

woodchip, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Kegatron, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of blackcoyote13
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%

Served from a bottle only a week after bottling. Smell is pronounced bourbon and oak upon pouring. Medium to small head and a nice dark amber color to the beer. More carbonated than expected.

The flavor follows the smell but is a bit more bitter. First thought to comes to mind is their 17th Anniversary beer, but this one is notably more bitter and has less vanilla. The bitter works pretty well at masking the alcohol and balancing out the bit of sweetness in the beer. I'm getting some char flavors too after each swig. They used these barrels for the 20th anniversary bourbon stout recently and you can tell in the flavor.

Overall, very tasty stuff and quite drinkable. Not quite what I expected but enjoyable nonetheless.

blackcoyote13, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Will_The_Thrill, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

richj1970, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Keith_R, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

cyrushire, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

dvmin98, Mar 04, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -1%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle acquired in trade from a non BA-member. Sampled on August 4, 2014.

The pour is an intriguing looking reddish-amber with a quick burst of off-white. A slight fog.

The aroma explodes with barley malts, maybe a little chocolate, sweetness, dark fruits, but little to no booze.

The body is medium to heavy.

The taste is much like the aroma with bountiful malts, chocolate, and a bitter bite that sneaks up quickly on the back side. I pick up a tad more alcohol in the flavor than in the nose but it is incidental.

puboflyons, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Pookie, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Basoos1, Saturday at 04:54 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Devi0us, Mar 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Cloaked_Phantom, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

rjp217, Aug 17, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%

A very soft hiss as I popped the cap had me worried this would be nearly flat, but a creamy head forms before dying down to a milky ring. The body is a dark, foggy auburn, despite my best efforts to keep the yeast in the bottle. Boozy wooden barrel aromas initially, developing into raisin bread, maple syrup, toffee, vanilla, hazelnut, tobacco, and bitter cocoa. Super smooth Bourbon flavor - not too boozy at all. Toffee, vanilla bean, crumbled graham crackers, dried purple fruits, cakey malts, and a trailing hoppy bitterness. Feels oily slick and smooth in the mouth and medium bodied, which is light for the style and ABV. This would make a great beer to sip on a cool fall evening.

wedge, Jul 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

user785335, Mar 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

100200300, Mar 07, 2014
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Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy from Red Brick Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.