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

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BA SCORE
90
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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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 blackcoyote13:
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blackcoyote13

Georgia

4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 19:33:07 | More by blackcoyote13
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KRG

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-22-2014 13:00:32 | More by KRG
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srgj88

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-18-2014 01:45:37 | More by srgj88
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krl2112

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

07-17-2014 01:03:54 | More by krl2112
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is dark copper, a bit murky with a small amount of tan head. Nose is tons of sticky caramel and a bit of brown sugar, a decent bit of rich maltiness, light bourbon notes and a hint of wood. Taste is a bit sweet, the rich malts depth isn't quite there, a good bit of caramel and more brown sugar, slightly cooked, flavor thins towards the back. Bourbon comes in on the finish, soft, full bodied and moderate carbonation and a bit of lingering booziness.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 21:37:02 | More by cpetrone84
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wedge

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 22:51:53 | More by wedge
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OMsweetOM

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-01-2014 10:27:20 | More by OMsweetOM
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-28-2014 10:06:49 | More by jbaker67
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Will_The_Thrill

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-27-2014 01:30:55 | More by Will_The_Thrill
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Got this as an extra in a trade and was very excited to break it open. As much as I think the bourbon barrel aged stuff is a trend of making big beers taste even bigger, I'm a sucker for it.

Beer looks great. Smell is fantastic. Bourbon and vanilla and toffee dominate. slightly under carbonated mouth feel but still very nice. Flavor is sweet over sweet. Not sure how old my bottle is but I wouldn't let it sit any longer. No heat at all either for being over 9%.

I'd drink this one again for sure. just maybe after dinner next time.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 00:07:39 | More by Ohiovania
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Grfilwett

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-19-2014 03:25:24 | More by Grfilwett
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-02-2014 04:16:19 | More by jkball01
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-27-2014 01:29:33 | More by hilgart1
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2014 18:57:12 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-25-2014 15:03:07 | More by Nolen12
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craftbeerasian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-17-2014 21:32:32 | More by craftbeerasian
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Ksource

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-04-2014 20:50:10 | More by Ksource
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-02-2014 02:55:49 | More by thatoneguymike
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip.

A - Pours a moderately hazy, somewhat dirty brown color with hints of amber. Low carbonation with no real head formation and only a thin wisp of an off-white collar around the edge of the glass.

S - Buttery toffee, caramel, sweet vanilla, brown sugar, burnt sugar, some smooth bourbon, faint woodiness.

T - Sugary sweet aspects hit first with toffee and brown sugar leading the way...mix of other sugars, caramelized sugar, molasses especially. Off-setting hop bitterness which is medium level and sufficient to provide a good balance of sweet and bitter. Smooth and somewhat subtle bourbon notes complement nicely and provide a smooth transition from the initial sweet to the finishing bitterness. Vanilla blends in lightly to add some more smoothness.

M - Medium body...not quite as full as I'd like but well within the bounds of the style. Low carbonation breathes a hint of life into the beer, but stays well short of creating any kind of tingle. Layers of sweet in various forms of sugars gives this a thin, syrupy feel. Bourbon gives just a bit of a kick and leaves a lingering warmth that is quite welcome.

T - Definitely one that develops more as it warms in the glass. Scarily easy drinking for a BA Barleywine - could be dangerous if multiple bottles were on hand. Nice barrel integration that doesn't overpower...well done - adds a layer of complexity to what seems to be a pretty good base beer to begin with.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 22:40:16 | More by portia99
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2_Beardz

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-01-2014 12:30:36 | More by 2_Beardz
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Fitze

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-29-2014 14:50:43 | More by Fitze
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-27-2014 18:38:29 | More by sendbeer
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FATC1TY

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-24-2014 19:14:22 | More by FATC1TY
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-23-2014 04:06:29 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-21-2014 10:23:36 | More by Mantooth
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Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy from Red Brick Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.