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

Red Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost YearsRed Brick Brick Mason Series #5: The Lost Years
BA SCORE
65.8%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 73 ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
73
Liked:
48
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
10.61%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 11
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chinchill
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
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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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with one finger of off white foam on top of a dark brown body. An aroma of vanilla, whiskey, brown sugar, and dark malt. Some toffee and molasses up front in the flavor with vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, and herbal hops in the finish. Medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish. Not bad, though honestly just not being infected is a relief after past experiences with barrel aged red brick.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
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 -0.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Beer rating: 65.8% out of 100 with 73 ratings
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