1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost YearsRed Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost Years

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 01-24-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tr9871:
Photo of tr9871
tr9871

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-26-2013 00:48:35 | More by tr9871
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

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!

05-01-2013 23:07:53 | More by chinchill
Photo of seavercm
seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

10-21-2013 13:15:12 | More by seavercm
Photo of Will_The_Thrill
Will_The_Thrill

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-27-2014 01:32:56 | More by Will_The_Thrill
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-06-2013 04:34:11 | More by GRG1313
Photo of cyrushire
cyrushire

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-30-2013 06:40:09 | More by cyrushire
Photo of dvmin98
dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-05-2013 20:43:33 | More by dvmin98
Photo of mikeburd1128
mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20%

05-10-2013 22:24:16 | More by mikeburd1128
Photo of Pookie
Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-06-2013 19:12:15 | More by Pookie
Photo of Devi0us
Devi0us

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2013 03:03:59 | More by Devi0us
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-19-2014 05:10:21 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of syndelee
syndelee

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-29-2013 13:36:43 | More by syndelee
Photo of bepps
bepps

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20%

03-16-2013 18:30:44 | More by bepps
Photo of DerrickW
DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-08-2014 13:26:50 | More by DerrickW
Photo of ThickNStout
ThickNStout

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

02-01-2013 04:48:20 | More by ThickNStout
Photo of pknyc
pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-02-2014 03:37:08 | More by pknyc
Photo of Jonbw
Jonbw

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-21-2013 17:45:52 | More by Jonbw
Photo of BGsWo22
BGsWo22

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-11-2013 19:57:56 | More by BGsWo22
Photo of rrski198
rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

01-02-2014 00:30:42 | More by rrski198
Photo of SenorEsteban
SenorEsteban

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-16-2014 21:33:29 | More by SenorEsteban
Photo of Rhettroactive
Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-19-2013 20:08:28 | More by Rhettroactive
Photo of NikD
NikD

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

03-31-2013 22:07:26 | More by NikD
Photo of DangerDawg
DangerDawg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-14-2013 01:05:16 | More by DangerDawg
Photo of BigGold
BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-09-2014 00:19:34 | More by BigGold
Photo of random846
random846

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-01-2013 01:20:11 | More by random846
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost Years from Red Brick Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.