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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost Years - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost YearsRed Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost Years

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BA SCORE
85
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 01-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by elgiacomo:
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, fresh release. Served at cellar temperature. For the record, this is aged in Jim Beam Bourbon barrels.

Pours lightly hazy reddish brown with a two finger beige head that leaves nice bubbly rings and sheets of lacing and recedes to a light to wispy cap.

Aroma is bourbon, toffee, alcohol, caramel, vanilla, oak, bread, molasses, touch of fruit & anise, as it warms some chocolate and coffee come out. Very good strength. Smells amazing.

Flavor is oak, bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, nice dark fruits, anise, good bit of herbal hops, pretty woody, fairly sweet, mild to moderate bitterness, mild to moderate alcohol. Finishes a little weak for a barrel aged beer, doesn’t quite live up to the aroma, but still quite good.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sticky, good carbonation.

This is really fresh and is pretty good out of the gate. The aroma is amazing, very complex. The flavor has a good bourbon presence, a lot of oak, hops could use some time to mellow, although it’s not very hot, some age still might help.

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Growler from The Beer Growler in Atlanta, served in a St. Bernardus snifter. "an American Strong Ale brewed with spices and aged in Jim Beam bourbon oak barrels" that are being used for the 2nd time, imparting a more subtle bourbon character, according to Red Brick..

Pours very dark reddish-brown, clear with a moderate size tan head. The head reduces to a partial coat and ring too soon, but then hangs on, leaving attractive lacing on the glass.
Disclaimer: I don't like bourbon and think a number of beers have been harmed by over-exposure to bourbon barrels. Nonetheless, this ale has a fantastic aroma that seems at first to consistent almost entirely of sweet bourbon. There's also a solid malt component, a note of orange peel, some spices, and a trace of oak: these all mesh completely with the bourbon effects. The taste is also exceptional: high complexity; very flavorful yet not challenging; and superb bitter/sweet balance.

O: Art, science and luck all came together in this beer from a brewery known for making good but not great beers. With a marvelous aroma; great flavor, and high complexity, The Lost Years is highly recommended. Red Brick: please make more!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of tr9871
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Seems like this beer hasn't been brewed in a while. I'm surprised sine there were several sitting in the cooler. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of malts, bourbon, oak. Taste is of whiskey, malts, light spice, alcohol is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall an enjoyable beer, it seems to have aged well.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ThickNStout
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from Bullocks (Marietta, GA). 10.99/ 4 pack. No bottle dating but just hit shelves last week. Served in a Brick Mason snifter.

Pours ruddy brown with a quarter finger off white head. Very little lacing.

Smells of mild bourbon, pronounced star anise and caramel.

Tastes of smooth vanilla-y bourbon, oak, toffee, anise, citrus peel, coriander and caramel. A little alcohol but it's blended well.

Medium body with ample carbonation. Fairly creamy but the carbonation keeps it dancing. Long sweet boubon soaked citrus peel finish.

My favororite of the Red Brick anniversary brews that I've had. A much more complex variation than either 16 or 17 were. The spice additions really compliment the Jim Beam barrel aging. I'll be picking up more of this.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost Years from Red Brick Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.