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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
atlantabrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Omonigan on 01-20-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
34
For Trade:
3
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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA.
poured into travel tulip.
Deep amber almost brown color with white froathy head. Awesome sweet dried fruit and bourbon woody aroma...really friggin nice.
Nice tobacco cocoa woody vanilla bourbon flavor - dried fruit notes linger. Nice flavor...really nice. Slightly hoppy bitter finish.
Its a bit thin...weirdly so - with so much going on in the flavor its weird that its so thin...so major minus there...but it does make it rather chugable so plus there...
Actually a really nice BW. Highly impressed by this one. In fact, its one of the better BW ive had. Id get again for sure. This is one id like to try multiple variants of - BA version, vanilla...yada yada...but regardless...its one where a bunch should be aged like Big Foot, Sucaba, or Goose Island...I think it delicious now, but it would be awesome to try a vintage one.
Anyway...realle nice BW...

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle given to me by RB's Scotchzi. Poured into a snifter. Deep reddish brown with a finger's worth of tan head that faded into a thick collar and good amount of wisps. Good lacing. Aroma is molasses, sweet nuts (pecan or hazelnut) and toffee. Light body and low carbonation, but a sticky mouthfeel. Taste is much like the aroma: toffee and nutty with lots of grainy sweetness. I typically don't like Red Brick, but this is one of their best IMHO.

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a globe.

A- Pours a deep dark brownish-amber, fast head that fades to a thin ring with light lacing. Small bubbles escape to the surface of the glass.

S- Bourbon, burnt sugar, fig, raisin, toffee, leather, tobacco, some alcohol burn on the nose and some sweet malt finish. Very nice and complex. The bourbon shines the most.

T- Bourbon, vanilla, roasted marshmallow, cereal, graham cracker, toffee, some hop bitterness, raisin and fig as it warms, and toffee. Not as complex as the nose.

M- Washes the palate clean, micro bubbles, thin viscus body, alcohol is present.

O- What an amazing beer. Truly under the radar when it comes to top notch BA Barelywines. I will continue to drink this as long as they make it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Mr. Dunderbak's. Served in a goblet.

A: Hazy deep brown, with a thin fluffy layer of foam and low visible carbonation.

S: Caramel malts, booze, vanilla oak, raisins and dark fruit.

T: Sweet caramel maltiness and toffee up front, then some bourbon burn and sweetness over a bit of resin and citrus hop bitterness. Tons of vanilla and oaky tannins, with toasted caramel, hop bitterness and raisins on the exhale.

M: Significant alcohol presence but not overly hot. Low carbonation sensation, and average weight to the mouthfeel.

O: This was really damn tasty. It may not be truly in the mix for best in class, but if not it's awfully close. I believe it's at least earned a place in an upcoming barleywine tasting. Excellent, and highly recommended.

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy from Red Brick Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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