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J.R. Brickman Honey Red

Formerly brewed at Brick Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Waterloo, Canada


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
"J.R. Brickman Founder’s Series is hand crafted using only the finest natural ingredients: pure Formosa spring water, malted barley and imported hops and yeast.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
Lightly hazed reddish amber with a thick creamy off white head. A sweet honey and cloves aroma, not unpleasant. In mouth, a cloying sweet beer with crisp hops, some metallic notes, and lasting bitterness. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
At the brewery. Their new amber with a drop of honey. Reddish colour. Honey esther and malty. Too sweet and too overcarbonated. Bubbles in the yeasty head nice to look at. We need another beer with honey? For the general public.I will try the pasteurized in bottle in case it is better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
TFOB 2006. Dark amber body, small white head. Sweet honey and malt aroma. Sweet flavour is prominently honey and moderate malt. Average palate. Nothing wrong with it per se, but it does not do much for me. Fairly mainstream.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle 341ml
Appearance :Copper/amber brew with medium creamy top.3+
Nose:Aroma of honey with caramel and toffee malt. Slightly spicy top.
Medium bodied, more or less impression of aroma. Fairly sweet honey-caramel character with hint of twiggy spice. All sounds great but you can’t escape of the feeling that this is still quiet average brew than is only step above mass produced suds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle thanks to Pootz. Dark amber with a big starting head. Aroma more vanilla than honey, although both are present. Flavour is sweet, thin and with a metallic finish. It is not a pleasant beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4101) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 15, 2006
VEry good. IT has an aroma a little greasy. The taste is strong and a little honey alike. Good foam too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3185) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
Bottle - sampled at an Ontario Craft Brewers event. Second of the three beers in Brick’s new "Founder’s Series" line. I must admit that including a honey beer in a premium, "craft" beer line seemed odd to me, but after enjoying the Amber, I gave them the benefit of the doubt. Reddish-gold colour colour with a small head. Aroma of fresh malt, a bit of hay and grass, and a hint of honey - not bad. Flavour is fresh and sweet without being cloying, with caramel malt and honey notes balanced by a moderately hopped finish. Really well done - I’m looking forward to trying the Pilsner now!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3074) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
Originally rated June 2006. This was the first one of the Founder’s Series I bought. Pours a copper colour with a small head that disappears rather quickly, but leaves a bit of lace all around. Not as much carbonation as the Pilsner, but smells the same. Grainy bread malt with some caramel. The taste is quite pleasant all-over, with some caramel, mild bitterness of grass, grainy malt and light honey to blend everything. Really enjoyed this one from the bottle before a Pelican show, but prefer their Pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2006
Aroma:honey,caramel,malt nose... Appearance:Clear redish,good head... Flavor:honey-caramel flavor,not bad...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2344) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
Medium amber in colour with a fair bit of carbonation. Aromas of caramel malts, a bit of bread, and floral honey. Very sweet in the mouth with a ton of honey flavor and a bit of grainy malt. Thankfully, the beer dries out quite quickly, and there’s a fairly nice crisp finish. Any hop aroma of flavor gets kinda lost, and might have lent a bit more complexity. Not a bad effort for a North American amber lager, but a more hopped up one would have been far more interesting. Thanks pootz!

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