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

Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard EnvyRed Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy
BA SCORE
79.4%
Liked This Beer
3.97 w/ 175 ratings
Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard EnvyRed Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
175
Liked:
139
Avg:
3.97/5
pDev:
10.83%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
34
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of BMart
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fievel
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - part of the Brick Mason Series 4-pack - $11.98 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, mahogany-hued body with a rather slim, off-white head.

Smell: Sweet-scented maltiness present, with toasted bread crusts, sugar glaze, caramel and such. Hint of slightly spoiled fruitiness, a touch of vanilla. Some wafting alcoholic tones present.

Taste: Sugary sweet start of caramel candy, butterscotch and light brown sugar. Splash of triple sec yielding some applied heat to the tongue. Faint hints of figs and appleskin. Vanilla, a little spiciness and slight woodsiness. Finishes warming, a little rough around the edges. Lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Comes across a little boozy, but, all in all, it's fairly good.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mweso2000
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If this was labelled as a barleywine I would say nice job. As a barrel aged barleywine I have to ask where the barrel is? I have to knock this down from a grading to style aspect because there is no barrel. None.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rajendra82
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reddish amber colored body was clear, and formed a two finger thick head in the glass. This looked more similar to a DIPA pour than a darker one I was expecting of a barleywine. The aroma was sweet, with the malts showing up as brown sugar, and hops revealing some orange peel. The taste was quite sweet as well, with the first impression of honey and brown sugar. Mid palette the oak flavors became very evident, as vanilla, banana, and toffee showed up. The finish was quite dry, with charred wood tannin dominating to a slow fade. Quite a light body for the style with a distinct burn late. One of the better beers from Red Brick in my opinion.

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Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon taste, vanilla hints, golden appearance. Taste of dried fruits. Kind of boozy.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: Deep clear amber. Light tan head.
smell: Toffe and dark fruit, a little bourbon.
taste: Much like the nose with a dose of piney bitterness.

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Photo of suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Originally served a little too cold quickly warmed up.

The dark red-amber body is topped b a durable bone-colored head that leaves very good lacing.

Smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a full-light body. A bit hot, but not really more than expected for 9.3%.

Sweet and appealing aroma precedes a fine flavor with ample, but not overpowering, flavoring from the barrel aging. Notes of toffee, dates and wood.

O: very good barrel-aged barleywine but a bit too boozy and hot: this would likely improve with some aging.

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Photo of rudzud
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade over a year ago.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear dark chestnut hue with a super thin head that fades to leave thin wisps and a light halo.

S - Aromas of very sweet caramel, faint bourbon, little bit of older hops, light malts. Bourbon is quite faint. More of a sweet vanilla thing going on.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. More sweet caramel, little bit of bourbon. Actually, the bourbon is quite faint. The vanilla level is low, little bit of barrel, flash of toffee. Sweet malts, faint faint cardboard, older hops.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, a bit sticky/syrupy.

O - Overall this beer was rather lackluster and one note. Really didn't have much bourbon going for it and was mostly just sweet caramel sauce.

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of Techichi
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robbmotiwalla
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A hard pour raises a rocky ecru head that perches on top of the mahogany colored liquid; nice retention and a curtain of lace is delivered

Smell: Toffee and pecans with a pithy element

Taste: Toffee, pecans and a butterscotch aspect that builds; the pith arrives, after the swallow, to cut into the sweetness but the nuts and caramel tones linger into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I love a good English barleywine and was hoping this beer would be so much better than it was; not a bad beer, but the flavors clash and the overall effect delivers too much sweetness

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Photo of ZEB89
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brydeen
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.66/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at the brewery. was 9.5% at brewery

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Red Brick Brick Mason Series Beard Envy from Red Brick Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.4% out of 100 with 175 ratings
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