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Mash - The Bruery

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very good

202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 40
Gots: 65 | FT: 17
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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4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 5/24/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a barely translucent tawny chestnut with almost two full fingers of off-white head. The foam settles to a nice frothy cap and laces well.

Aromas of bourbon, toffee, vanilla, oak and a little sweet fruit.

Taste follows the nose with the bourbon consistently present. Toffee, woodsy vanilla, caramel, pear, slight char, brown sugar, raisin, faint coconut, bicuit, molasses and a healthy dose of booze. Quite sweet and lots of alcohol but it's really enjoyable.

Syrupy and fairly heavy with moderate carbonation. Nice boozy sweet finish with plenty of toffee and bourbon.

Mash might be neither my favorite English barleywine nor my favorite from The Bruery but it's really freakin good. A boozy sweet treat that it worth a try for fans of the style.

ThickNStout, Dec 16, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a nice thick caramel hazelnut with sticky lacing and a frothy creamy head.

S: Aroma of sweet malt, caramel crystal, english hops and molasses. A nice sweet bourbon aroma present along with oak.

T: Sweet caramel malt and bourbon up front mixing with biscuit, earthy hops and oak. This is a cooling bourbon old ale, not hot at all and nice brown sugar and toffee flavors. Dark cherry and plum flavors off the bat as well. Comes together nicely and is well rounded.

M: Medium bodied, dry and lightly carbonated. Just right for the style IMO.

O: Overall this is a well put together English barleywine which is one of my more preferred styles. It doesnt have the overwhelming hops of some of the stronger barleywines out there and can be sipped lightly while enjoying the malt complexities. I think they could even kick this up a notch in abv with how this finished so dry. I'd drink it again.

alpinebryant, Sep 08, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +7%
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.

jlindros, Aug 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

sourdog, Sep 21, 2014
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Mash from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.