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Mash - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 347
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 46
Gots: 96 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

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: 29 | Hads: 347
Reviews by jlindros:
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4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another Bruery split with rudzud.

Nice thick creamy off-white head hits 1 finger then fades at a med pace with lots of wispy lacing, super dark murky cola brown color.

Nose is tons of bourbon and barrel, nice bourbon sweetness, then tons of vanilla barrel, toasty oak, hint of coconut, cereal grains, sweet caramel malts, light toffee and molasses, hint of nutty fruit, light earthy herbal grassy hops, mild warming booze, hint nutty and dark fruit.

Taste sweet candy malts, toffee and caramel, butterscotch light, light toasty malts, hint grainy, lots of caramel and light toffee. Mostly bourbon though, nice sweet candy bourbon, toasted vanilla oak, hint coconut oak too, Hint of warming booze, warmth. Then light spicy hops, little earthy, chewy, light candy syrup and toffee. Finish is semi sweet, little syrupy, candy, caramel, some earthy spicy hop, tons more bourbon lingering, more oak too.

Mouth is full bod, thick, lighter but decent carb, light warming booze.

Overall quite nice. Good malt character, although could have used a bit more complexity, nice hop character for an English barleywine, booze is hidden well, nice bourbon barrel characters, all around decent beer. (1,188 characters)

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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown. Small off white head. Thick collar.

Smell - Bourbon and brown sugar. Smells like a sugar bomb. Vanilla.

Taste - Bourbon and booze. Brown sugar. Caramel malts. More sugar. Boozy and sweet in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy body. Boozy. Medium carbonation. Sluggish.

Overall - Yet another Bourbon brown sugar bomb from the Bruery. This one is tiring, though. (429 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 Vintage

Appearance: Medium-brown color with red highlights when held up to the light.Moderate light beige head that slowly faded.

Smell: Brown sugar, toffee, and mild bourbon. Nice aroma but not much of it.

Taste: Brown sugar, toffee, and mild Bourbon notes. Some hints of oak and hops creep through in the finish. The alcohol is mild for something 12.5% ABV. Has a slightly bitter finish.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: Good beer that I feel a little age may do it good. (544 characters)

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3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mash from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.