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
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chefmikeanderson on 01-24-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
1
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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75% bourbon aged strong ale with citrus peel and star anise 25% Amber

A: lovely amber color with a bubbly white head. Lace coats well and a thin layer of head remains
S: sweet bourbon alcohol. Vanilla oaky tones with a touch of apricot dark citrus
T: Mellow bourbon comes first and very quickly slips away into a base kind of old ale taste. Almost like a light Manhattan with the bourbon citrus notes. Sweet dark citrus tones push the bourbon away in the background. Very little noticeable alcohol
M: a little more carbonated than most barrel aged beers. I enjoy that because it makes it so easy to knock this one back. Nice slick mouth feel gives the urge to keep drinking
O: A very nice introductory bourbon barrel aged beer. At first you get the bourbon you're looking for, then it quickly mellows out and doesn't overwhelm in any way. Sometimes its nice to have an easy drinking flavorful barrel aged beer. Worth a try for sure

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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip , deep dark brown with offwhite 2 finger head that sticks around , minimal lacing

The aroma is a sweet and malty with some dark fruit and earthy smell hitting you at the end , really nice smelling brew

My one complaint on this is it's a little weak on the mouth , a lot thinner than I had expected

The taste is really nice as well , lots of dark fruits coming at you with the sweet malt , can taste the dark sugars in it with the alcohol and the bitterness topping it off at the end

Overall this is a really tasty brew , reminds me of a nice dubblel with out the Belgium yeast. I would buy more if I run across it again

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