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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #3: 17th Anniversary Ale - Red Brick Brewing Company

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90
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Strong American Brown Ale aged for 6 months in a mix of once-used Jim Beam, Claremont Springs, and Old Granddad bourbon barrels then blended back together.

(Beer added by: coreyfmcdonald on 08-04-2012)
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hopoilcrazy

Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mason Series #3

A - Tawny port hue, iced tea shades. Firm cap of head that leaves spotty lacing.

S - Craisins, currants, young bourbon, light vanilla. Lotsa booze.

T - Pale malts make up most of the palate. Slight vegetal tang reminiscent of mushrooms. I suspect this is the off barrel character creeping in, if this was replaced with some oak tannins then it would be awesome.

M - Full bodied. Heavy burn for just 9%. Chewy and satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 03:24:34 | More by hopoilcrazy
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

04-18-2013 02:42:09 | More by ryancl
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ressling

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

04-07-2013 15:46:36 | More by ressling
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-06-2013 03:20:43 | More by BGsWo22
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animal69

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-01-2013 00:07:25 | More by animal69
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CruisaC

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

03-27-2013 01:20:41 | More by CruisaC
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours murky brown with some reddish hue. Very small head receding into some bubbles on the surface. Low levels of lacing.

Sweet caramel aromas backed by some boozy bourbon. Maybe a bit of vanilla and fig as well. Not terribly complex, but smells well balanced.

Sweet caramel malts greet the taste buds. The barrel then takes over as there are big notes of vanilla and a lot of booze. I like my bw's this way though. Booze cutting the caramel and creating a nice balanced treat. Again not much complexity, but good.

Medium bodied with carbonation perhaps a touch high. There is definitely a booze kick to this one as the barrel is prominently featured and doesn't try to hide alcohol much.

Very nice beer and was not expecting such a delicious treat based off other offerings from this brewery. Pretty simple, but the caramel and bourbon play well with each other. Sort of reminds me of a poor man's CW BBBW which is nothing to sneeze at. Would drink again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 16:50:48 | More by jmarsh123
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jebsinger

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-11-2013 01:57:06 | More by jebsinger
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

03-08-2013 02:57:30 | More by egrace84
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metter98

New York

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle at The Distillery, Savannah, GA

A: The beer is very hazy brown in color. It poured with a thin off white head that left patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of bourbon from the barrel aging are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell. The taste is dominated by bourbon flavors and also has some associated hints of vanilla.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. A bit of heat from the alcohol warming is noticeable.
O: This is a really nice beers that is easy to drink because the underlying beer is lighter-bodied in nature as a brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 20:03:56 | More by metter98
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Gerred

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-24-2013 01:23:27 | More by Gerred
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Beejay

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown and red in color. with a nice tan brown head. The head on this thing is dense, but rapidly starts breaking into frog eyes.

S: Definitely some oak; vanilla, oak, and a touch of corn. Behind that the beer comes across a little sweet, and a little tart. There is a caramel or brown sugar aroma, as well as a little bread. There is a lingering tartness to it.. almost a sour or acidic note.

T: That's bourbon. Vanilla, oak, perhaps a touch of cinnamon, but that may be a stretch. Some dark bread notes, as well as some dark fruit notes. Tasty.

M: Medium in body, carbonation is nice. The finish is a little watery.

O: Overall good, but far from great. Definitely heavy on the bourbon, and while the bourbon character isn't intense, it certainly blows out the base beer. Solid flavors, but I think it lacks the finesse I would want out a it.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 02:01:24 | More by Beejay
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-13-2013 22:36:03 | More by dvmin98
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2013 02:01:17 | More by calcnerd
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TorsHammer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

01-31-2013 21:33:08 | More by TorsHammer
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JPortillo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-21-2013 01:14:24 | More by JPortillo
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kevwcamp

Washington

4/5  rDev -2%

01-17-2013 05:00:42 | More by kevwcamp
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VaTechHopHead


3/5  rDev -26.5%

01-17-2013 01:16:56 | More by VaTechHopHead
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bellce0

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

01-08-2013 00:38:14 | More by bellce0
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-01-2013 19:51:44 | More by ThatCracker
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

12-29-2012 04:18:14 | More by BarrytheBear
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Buck6196

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-19-2012 02:40:03 | More by Buck6196
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

12-11-2012 00:36:46 | More by muskiesman
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-09-2012 19:40:41 | More by sendbeer
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cpinto6 for this interesting beer, love anything with bourbon.

Pours a caramel colored fizzy 1/2 finger head, decent looking for this level of abv, fades at a med pace with some decent lacing, over super murky maroon caramel brown colored beer.

Nose is loaded with bourbon, nice woody bourbon, vanilla oak, boozy bourbon and some fruity bourbon with that even, then malts, caramel malts, a little nutty and toasty, fruity and nutty is the game, candy syrup, molasses, etc.

Taste continues where the nose left off, starting out right away with bourbon, lots of tasty fresh American oak, vanilla oak, toasted oak as well, tasty, bourbon gets a bit fruity even, and more nutty malts, before continuing into the malts. Caramel, candy syrup, molasses, brown sugar, nutty malts, toasted nuts. Fairly sweet, but blends well with the big malts and bourbon, and the booze comes with a nice warmth but again is camouflaged by the sweetness and big malts. Finish is semi sticky, a little syrupy and sweet but drier, light nutty malts, caramel, brown sugar, etc, and a nice vanilla toasty oak and bourbon lingering. Later on the taste profile and even more on the finish comes some chewy earthy slightly spicy hops that bitter just a bit but add more of that flavor profile late on the finish.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, but fairly syrupy, quite a bit of carbonation, and some warming booze.

overall a nice beer, good malt profile, syrup flavors are decent fairly sweet but not too much, booze warmth hits about what it should, and the nice bourbon flavors come through well with a nice vanilla toasty oak, lots of it.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 03:15:26 | More by jlindros
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #3: 17th Anniversary Ale from Red Brick Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.