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Mash - The Bruery

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MashMash

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BA SCORE
89
very good

53 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 53
Hads: 450
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 25%
Wants: 49
Gots: 144 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
English Barleywine | 12.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: notchucknorris on 07-09-2013

An English Barleywine aged in Bourbon barrels, Mash is an intense yet balanced beer with notes of burnt caramel, toasted bread, ripe pear, dried figs, vanilla, toasted coconut and finishes with oak tannin. This has become an instant favorite around the brewery due to its balance, subtle complexities and overwhelming deliciousness.
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Reviews: 53 | Hads: 450
Reviews by Jeffo:
Photo of Jeffo
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Got this one and M&G from claaark13. Cheers for the b-wine theme dude!

From a bottle into a snifter
2013

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1+ finger, medium, fluffy, crackly, off-white head with good retention. Clear burgundy brown in color with lower amounts of carbonation evident. Head quickly fades to a half wisp and ring. A ring and a half wisp remains until the end leaving touches of lacing down the glass. Nice color, but head is definitely sub par.

SMELL: Bourbon, oak, coconut, vanilla with toffee and butterscotch on the nose. Bold and barrel forward, but not out of wack. Caramel and light red fruits as well. Enticing.

TASTE: Nice oak, vanilla, coconut and bourbon up front with some toffee and butterscotch sweetness through the middle into the swallow. Big finish of barrel, oak, red fruit sweetness and coconut with some butterscotch as well. Bourbon barrel and alcohol underneath, but well measured. Tasty. Too bad the feel is a little bubbly, as that huts the experience a bit.

PALATE: Thinner body and lighter on the palate. Slightly higher levels of carbonation, a touch prickly, goes down okay and finishes slightly mouth-coating. A bit of a burn and some heat lingers. Too light and not creamy enough, unfortunately.

OVERALL: This is an enjoyable, well-balanced barleywine. The barrel is nice and the base beer holds its own underneath. Unfortunately the feel is too light and prickly for the style, which hurts the experience overall, but besides that issue, this is a quality beer worth checking out. Cheers claaark13.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of markgugs
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

nearly 2 years old, this was exceptionally smooth, full of barrel character and gorgeously blended caramel, toffee, brown sugar notes, and not overly sweet. Excellent beer

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Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a small tulip glass a menacing looking murky burnt orange infused brown with a thick creamy light beige head atop that clings to the glass like glue.Mild bourbon infused with brown sugar in the nose,the vanilla tinged bourbon isn't to overbearing,you can tell it's a malt bomb though no doubt.A full creamy feel is just spot on,fantastic.Bourbon and toasted oak on the palate,just really fresh.The caramel and vanilla stand out more as I drink more and as it warms,a warming sipper.Underrated in my humble opinion,this is a fantastic English style barley wine.

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3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -4%

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4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip at The Bruery.

Amber and brown body. Minimal head. Light foamy head and pools of lace over the body. 4.25

Hard to detect much aroma from this but there is a raisin and sticky caramel deal. Very faint for whatever reason. 3.5

Raisin and caramel and tobacco and even some dark chocolate on the finish. Light grape sucker flavor. 4

A bit thin-bodied for my tastes. Effervescent feel on top of that doesn't quite suit my expectations for an English barleywine. Could be thicker and stick to the tongue a bit more. 3.5

I loved the coconut variant of this but this isn't quite up to snuff. Good not great.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Mash from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.