Red Brick Brick Mason Series 3 Bagger - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series 3 BaggerRed Brick Brick Mason Series 3 Bagger

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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 4
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Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Loganyoung on 04-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A Belgian style tripel aged in rum barrels.
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by RonaldTheriot:
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Red Brick 3-Bagger has a thin, white head, a hazy, orange-gold appearance, lots of bubble streams and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of faint rum, sweet malts and sugar, and light fruit. Taste is of strong rum, vanilla, sugar, white bread, and light fruit, with a damped-down hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Red Brick 3-Bagger finishes semi-wet and sip-able.


More User Reviews:
Photo of MikeDive
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very great tasting tripel.ale. Highly recommend.

Photo of KensWorld
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled in 2014. Pours a 1 finger off white head into Duvel tulip. Cloudy copper/ amber head with black floaty's. Smell of molasses and raisins. Wow, tastes better then expected, sweat Carmel and dry fruit. Perfect aftertaste. Seems to get better as it warms. The Rum aging has left it with a slight mellow rum flavor and smell, not over powering like other barrel aged ales, just the right balance. This 12oz bottle has aged very well and Im very impressed by this offering. Great Tripel. 4.7

Photo of Loganyoung
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into tulip from a bottle dated 4/17/14. So was drank 4 days from bottling.

Pours a nice golden straw color. Crystal clear with a one finger pure white head that quickly dissipates which is expected from this ABV.

Smell is quite typical of your standard tripel with esters and such but the barrel adding charred oak, burnt sugar and some alcohol.

Taste follows the aroma for the most part, a nice malty sweetness. With banana and some pepper yeast esters. A fairly strong oak presence with vanilla and a nice amount of molasses (from the rum barrel no doubt) improving as it warms.

Mouthfeel is a medium body with a good carbonation level (I find many triples over carbed for my liking) But you can tell its a bigger beer with the booze overpowering some of the subtler rum barrel notes that I'm itching to find.

Overall I'm quite pleased with this latest offering in the brick mason series. Red brick have came along way in the last few years in my opinion, and have enjoyed what they have done with their barrel program and look forward to what they offer in the future.

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Darker than Tripel's i've had. More honey colored than golden. Head not a big and creamy as usual, maybe due to the barrel treatment?
smell: very nice. The yeasty, spicy Tripel thing is there but the vanilla, oak from the rum barrel treatment is something special.
taste: Much like the nose, not quite as tasty as the nose promises. there is a bit of sourness in the finish that doesn't quite fit with the richness of the other flavors imo. Still very nice though.
overall: Very nice, unexpectedly good brew.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%

12oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 11.99/ 4 pack. No bottling date but this was released 04/2014. Served in a Red Brick snifter.

Pours a mostly opaque golden amber with a quarter finger white head. The froth recedes to a thin ring and leaves only a few small specks of lace.

Inviting aromas of rum, banana, apples, vanilla and sugar.

Flavor follows the nose- rum, caramel, marshmallows, bananna, vanilla, clove, honey, toasted oak, faint apple and a little alchohol. Deliciously sweet and smooth.

Medium full, semi syrupy feel with nice soft carbonation. Aftertaste of toasted oak and bannas Foster.

Smoother than I remember, 3 Bagger is some tasty and unique stuff. The rum barreling pairs well with the base tripel. This is further proof that Red Brick has really upped their game.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a mostly clear orange color with a small, rapidly diminishing cap of white head. No lacing.

Nose is acloholic fruit, peanut butter and what reminds me of a New Orleans Hurricane. An interesting combo to say the least...basically heavy malt for the style, rum character, sweetness and fruity yeast.

The taste reminds me of a Hurricane too with the high sweetness, strong rum character and laden fruit. Not a huge fan of this one, just too over the top and the fruit and alcohol are running as rampant as the dude on the label. I'll finish it, but wont be going back for more anytime soon.

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Poured into an Ikea snifter. The liquid is a nice gold/fig color with beautiful red hues. The pour kicks up a frothy off-white head that fades to a thin film after a few minutes and leaves good lace.

Aroma is lots of dark fruit and bready malts - like a super-thick raisin bread. There's a warm alcohol presence, and a hint of a weird buttery flavor that works pretty well.

Taste follows the nose. Lots of dark fruit up front - raisins, figs, grapes - and bready malts. The finish is warming from alcohol and a bit drying, and the aftertaste is lots of dark fruit along with a bit of butteriness. I think the rum barrels are really ratcheting the dark fruit up several notches, as this is pretty intensely raisiny.

Mouthfeel is fairly thick, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall, nice dark fruits that are really pleasantly accentuated by the time spent in the rum barrels!

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to hurleymanvw for this extra!

12oz bottle sealed with pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance: glowing yellow/orange bodied beer with a thick cap of white head that quickly drops down to a thick ring around the glass. Spotty lace on the glass.

Smell: very forward with fruity esters and the rum barrel, this combonation of aromoas give off a stale malty smell. Belgian candied sugar, brown sugar, molasses, and rotting plums. It smells fairly boozey too. This beer is very sweet.

Taste: Lots of rum and oak upfront that tastes boozey. Then the banana and clove combo with belgian candied sugar. Oak and vanilla with more spicyness from the rum. Really fruity and malty sweet. Loads of fruity esters.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is honestly my favorite part of this beer and its actually extremely well done. Delicate and light feel to this beer which helps to lighten up all the heavy flavors and aromoas found in the beer.

Overall: Too sweet for my liking. The rum taked over the tripel a little too much and makes it overly sweet. The mouthfeel was really awesome though. I think this beer might have been better off if it was aged in red or white wine barrel. I wanted more tripel and less rum barrel. Its an average beer with a phenominal mouthfeel.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, orange-copper coloring with a sparse, uneven, bright white wisp of head. Aromas of rich tropical fruits, spicy vanilla, bready notes, and booze. Very fruity and spiced, like a big chunk of fruitcake. Flavors are spiced forward, with kicks of cinnamon and nutmeg, clove, and pepper, with woody notes, rich vanilla, booze, and a tropical fruit blend of pineapple, melon, and mango. Smooth and mid-bodied, with a dry, crisp edge. Tangy sweet and steadily spiced aftertaste, again like fruitcake. The finish is smooth, slightly boozy, and spiced. Big brew.

Photo of floridadrift
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Very smooth, half drank and then drank the rest of the course of a couple days after being left in the fridge, still solid, a little lacing left after day 2. For a tripel, its mildly sweet but super smooth, and has hints of rum throughout it.

Photo of cvm4
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dim copper in color with a frothy one finger eggshell head.

S - Sweet tropical fruits and brown sugar dominate (pineapple coated in brown sugar on the grill, minus the grill), vanilla, rum barrels and a bit of malt.

T - A complete 180 degrees. The depth that the nose presented just isn't there. Rum and oak on the front with a bit of sweetness, banana esters and belgian malts on the backend.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Has a wet finish.

O - If only the taste was as good as the nose.

Photo of Zach136
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear, light honey body, cream colored head, excellent lacing.

S - Fruity belgian esters up front, vanilla and toasted oak in the back. Sugary sweetness it definitely present as well.

T - Very complex Belgian tripel, well hidden alcohol and a nice woody complexity from the barrel aging. Not as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe.

M - Light, airy and dissipating.

O - Pleasantly surprised with how subtle the barrel notes are, and the base tripel is fantastic on its own and really shines though.

Photo of mothmanscott
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy pale amber producing almost 2 fingers of tight, foamy, white, shortlived head that leaves wisps, streaks & motes of lace. Aroma is pale malt, apple cider with a note of sourness & faint hints of honey, banana, clove, white grape & pear all swimming in a dark rum booze. Taste is also dark rum heavy with hints of pound cake breadiness, honey, apple, pear, banana & clove; finishing very sweet with only a tiny bit of peppery prickle. with a harsh sour apple tone with clove & a note of ethyl acetate in the mix. The peppery, sour finish gravitates to a less peppery sour-bitter aftertaste that becomes more bitter as the overall aftertaste diminishes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lively with pepper & carbonation but a little thin.

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle picked up at Total Wine

A - Deep amber golden, a little bit of clarity and lace.

S - Belgian yeast and Rum! Perfect mix. Smells perfect

T - Take an incredible Tripel, and age it in Rum Barrels = perfection. Sweet and slightly boozy, but well balanced and smooth

M - Medium bodied and well carbonated

O - An incredible beer. Definitely go pick up a 4 pack or multiple. This won't last on the shelves for long

Photo of FATC1TY
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill- Pretty fresh, as it's just been released locally.

A: Very clear, bright brilliant light honey amber color. White head that sticks around to a decent cap around the glass, and some nice lacing.

S: Belgian esters, burnt sugar, syrup, vanilla, charred oak. Sweet smelling beer, wouldn't guess it was barrel aged, but not a typical tripel smell.

T: This is a pretty deep and multi-layered beer. Complex to an extent with enough going on you can't pick it all up with one sip. Burnt vanilla sugars, and molasses, and some warming alcohol. No real outlier belgian notes of spice and pepper, but a few banana esters. Oak is present and you can taste the subtle barrel notes. Very well done, and not as sweet as the smell would make you think it was. Drinkable!

M: Medium body, medium carb. Very clean finish. Slight warm finish from the booze.

O: Red Brick is on it.. I'm LOVING their Brick Mason stuff they are pumping out now. I'm not a huge tripel fan, but this is one of my favorite by far!

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $3.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, bronze body with a very short-lived, quickly dissipating, white head. Nil lacing.

Smell: Barrel, chilled buttered rum, vanilla sugar, moderately caramelly malts, and a drizzle of Tokaji.

Taste: Buttery blonde caramel blended with rock candy atop gently toasty malts. Sweet fruitiness of white wine precludes the agreeable rum character, along with some woodsy barrel hints, the soft vanillin. Sugary apple juice, a bit more rum, and still more caramel on the lightly warmly finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: I'm a bit on the fence, here. I feel like tripels are one of those things, along with a very few others beverages, like vodka, that is best left alone in its purest state. And I don't want to come off sounding like some nut handling snakes out in the country, but, it wasn't good at being a tripel, but, I did enjoy it for being a rum-dosed brew.

Red Brick Brick Mason Series 3 Bagger from Red Brick Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.