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Mash - The Bruery

MashMash

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BA SCORE
88
very good

135 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 135
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: notchucknorris on 07-09-2013)
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Reviews by rudzud:
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with JLindros and Duffy.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice mahogany hue with a thin half finger tan head that leaves thin lacing and light halo.

S - Aromas of huge bourbon, vanilla, caramel, sweet malts, light earthy hop.

T - Taste is super bourbon, heavy caramel malts, vanilla, booze, toffee light syrup.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, boozy.

O - Overall this was a booze bomb, bourbon goodness.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 20:01:39 | More by rudzud
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-12-2014 02:37:34 | More by pmarlowe
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

04-07-2014 14:49:12 | More by drabmuh
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

04-04-2014 00:12:43 | More by enelson
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

04-02-2014 22:37:20 | More by ubufan2112
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-23-2014 15:54:28 | More by greenspointexas
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dcloeren

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

03-20-2014 15:39:57 | More by dcloeren
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Buck_Jones

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1%

03-09-2014 15:47:40 | More by Buck_Jones
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

03-06-2014 04:49:05 | More by gillagorilla
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Zaximus

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

03-03-2014 02:19:14 | More by Zaximus
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-24-2014 06:23:01 | More by Auror
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Pando

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-23-2014 07:28:42 | More by Pando
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 13:44:18 | More by Jeffo
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-10-2014 14:19:32 | More by BMart
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-02-2014 23:56:16 | More by bsuedekum
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POTABLE83

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 1.5.14
Bottled on 05/24/13

A - Pours a medium cola brown with a pleasant mixed tan head that fades away slowly.

S - Caramel, malt, brown sugar, some alchol heat.

T - Caramel and toffee, sweet. Hot in the finish.

D - Good carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Sweet and nice, a touch of heat in the back end, but I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 05:27:10 | More by HuskyinPDX
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

01-18-2014 14:27:57 | More by jbaker67
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a dark mahogany brown with a finger of khaki head about a finger strong. The cap fades back leaving patchy lace on the glass.

The aroma contains a mixture of fruity/floral hops with raison, molasses and toffee malt sweetness all blending together quite nicely. Some dark fruity alcohol sweetness is also present.

The taste includes notes of fruity/floral hops and alcohol upfront. Some toasty grain like molasses, raisins, toffee and dark sugary sweetness almost like candy sugar all
come into play with follow-up sips. It is quite boozy as it warms up but not outlandish for a beer of 12.5% strength.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A very nice barleywine with solid balance between malt, alcohol and hops. Admittedly, I drank this entire bottle myself and only while pouring the last glass did I read that this was aged in bourbon barrels. By no means is the barrel aging obvious.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 15:03:50 | More by stakem
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hbchrisg

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Colorado

1.75/5  rDev -55.8%

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Colorado

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Mash from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.