Saturday, August 3, 2013
Red Brick Brewing Company The Lost Years American Strong Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Red Brick Brewing Company The Lost Years American Strong Ale - Aged 4 Months in Jim Beam Barrels.
From the Red Brick Brewing Company website: “The Lost Years, the 5th release of Red Brick Brewing's distinguished Brick Mason Series, is an American Strong Ale brewed with spices and aged in Jim Beam bourbon oak barrels. This copper colored ale gives off aromas of dark fruit and toffee. The taste of caramel and fruity esters are complimented by subtle spicing of orange peel and star anise, followed by hints of bourbon and oak, leading to a warm finish.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy dark caramel color with a nice tan head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, vanilla, toffee, slight bourbon, star anise, dark fruit, oak and orange peel.
Taste: Caramel malt, vanilla, oak, bourbon, toffee, star anise, coriander, dark fruits and toasted grains.
Overall: Extremely tasty, Red Brick Brewing Company The Lost Years American Strong Ale is a fantastic barrel aged beer. This is my first Red Brick Brewing Company beer and I hope it is not my last. At 9% ABV this wonderfully complex beer has left me wanting more. Guess I have yet another reason to visit the ATL. The South East is fortunate to have Red Brick Brewing Company!
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