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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Beyond The Bricks was created to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. Inspired by the Yellow Brick Road, Beyond The Bricks is a Belgian Style Golden Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with apricots. Look for notes of wood, spice, and fruit. Beyond The Bricks pours blonde in color with a medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6614) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
22 oz. bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a hazy golden color with a large white head (they said it was a gusher). The aroma and flavor had citrus, apricot, some wine barrel character, wood, light funk, sweet malts, light spice, light plus bodied, on the dry side at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
22 oz. bottle that gushed and gushed and gushed when opened. Yes, I acknowledge I sat on this too long, and now it’s about 15 months beyond bottling. Pours a hazy pale gold with a massive, frothy off-white head with colored yeast spots throughout. The glass is heavily laced by this. It’s a relief that the nose is still nice, with notes of apricot, plenty of funk, lemon zest, oak, and chardonnay. Flavor of ambrosia salad (thanks for injecting that in my brain, Alden!), chardonnay, sweet bread, funk, and oak. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, funky mouthfeel and high carbonation. I had no idea what to expect from this one; pretty good, interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3147) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2015
Sugary, ripe fleshy fruits (apricot, pineapple), a hint of white wine. Cloudy, dull gold color with a huge off-white head; bottle gushed upon opening. Sweet, just a tinge tangy, fruit cocktail, spicy Belgian yeast just before the semi-dry finish. Warming and a bit alcohilic as it warms. Medium-bodied, smooth. Actually, quite good and the apricot and wine/barrel. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is a flat wheaty sourness. Flavor is sweet malt, pepper, brown sugar, and fruity esters. Medium bodied with good carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2835) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle sampled at RBSG grand tasting. From notes. Funky with Belgian yeast, clove and spicy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle... RBSG 2014... Clear yellow pour with a huge, frothy, white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is faint, so I can only pick up some breadiness and spiciness. Full-bodied and milky with modest carbonation. The flavor is fairly sweet and boozy with undertones of clove spiciness and yeasty breadiness. Not my thing. Well-brewed though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3000) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was yeasty, bready, fruity, hoppy and woody. The taste was similar with a long bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18740) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak woody apricot aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty weak woody flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2767) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of peaches, tropical fruit, apples. Tastes of peaches, funk, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10305) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. RBSG St. Louis. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose/taste of apricot, tart peach, oak, white wine and light peach alcohol in finish. Medium body.

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