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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 15th Anniversary ale is Red Brick’s signature Brown Ale. The Brown Ale boasts a list of ingredients, including 7 malts (Victory, Bonnalander, Caramel 40/60/120, 2 Row Barley, Wheat Malt). Hops include Zeus and Fuggle. Aged in Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels for 13 months.

Our 15th anniversary is here! I know we never say it, but I’m gonna throw it out there: I LOVE YOU. That felt good. I was afraid it would sound creepy, but no - it was good. And as a sign of our love I made you The Red Brick 15th Anniversary Ale. It’s a full bodied brown ale that was aged in a bourbon barrel. It earned the Gold Medal in the 2008 World Beer Cup. (Not that I’m comparing them to you...) it’s high gravity, so be careful: I want this to be a memorable experience for us. Sincerely, Bob - XOXO

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3.8
egajdzis (6776) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Hazy brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light vanilla, wood, bourbon, toffee, and some roast. Taste of dark fruits, vanilla, caramel malts, nuts, and a bourbony finish.

3.5
kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle, RBWG 2010. Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown body with a minimal off-white head. The nose is quite boozy with a hefty bit of bourbon and heavy caramel. Some lighter notes of roast and woodiness. The flavor is really heavy on the vanilla with a nice thick nuttiness. Bourbon, oak, and some light char notes on the finish. Mouthfeel is full and sticky with moderate soft carbonation. Some drying oakiness on the back end. Pretty decent.

3.7
Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
22 ounce bottle courtesy of Kinz. Thanks! Sampled at the 11th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 4/17/10. Pours a lightly hazy dark reddish amber color with a thin white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of raisins, toffee, bourbon, some buttery notes. Very nice. The taste is bourbon, bitter hop notes, raisin, caramel and toffee. A faint tartness and a little bit of bitter chocolate in the finish. Medium-full bodied.

3.9
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 28, 2010
In the bomber bottle from Luekens. Pours light brown to dark amber with a yellow head. Intense aroma at first of butterscotch, then it segues into bourbon and coconut. Strong coconut flavor. Not as thick a mouth as you’d expect, but the bourbon is fairly serious. Nice esophageal burn. A fun beer to drink pool-side on a Pass-a-Grille February.

4.1
Guyute_Pig (103) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2010
22oz bottle, nice red copper pour, I get slight vanilla and strawberry on the nose. Full-bodied beer with a rich caramel, vanilla, strawberry candied green apple taste. Bourbon is present throughout and finishes moderately sweet with caramel apple. I think this is an excellent representation of a well treated ale. Re-buy for me.

4.5
Mungular (48) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Aging a beer in bourbon barrels is a good way to make me love it. Red Brick did not disappoint with this incredible brew.

3.8
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
On tap at the brewery in Atlanta. Pours a clear, brown-amber with an inch thick, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big on the bourbon. Some smooth vanilla and a light oak along with a somewhat sweeter caramel. Flavor is similar. Sweeter caramel and oaky bourbon with a smooth vanilla. The bourbon is a nice addition and very distinct while packing a lot of flavor, yet never overwhelming. Some light chocolates and a slight earthy finish as this dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-full body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice bourbon aged beer. Not overwhelming and a nice, welcome addition. This is tasty.

3.9
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Copper colored with a little haze and a nice tidy white head. Toasty caramel nose. Red Delicious apple up front, leads to a warm nectar body, orange marmalade and bee pollen, finishes with a little bourbon, little heat, soft velvet.

3.7
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2010
22, capped and foiled. thanks, clint. pours a hazy medium rubied amber. dense and creamy tan head. red apples and apple skins on the nose, along with some caramel. creamy medium body with soft carb. red apples, caramel on the mid palate. long apple finish.

3.8
smith4498 (3676) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Pours clear garnet color with light tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla and caramel. Mild bourbon flavor with vanilla and oak with a touch of tartness. Medium body with soft carbonation.


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