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Mash - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 36
Gots: 43 | FT: 12
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%

Thanks to Skuter/scribe594/ChewyLewy for sharing this one at Tieman's tasting.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, wood, and slight metallic aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but the slight metallic aroma I am getting is odd.

10-13-2013 18:11:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-12-2013 13:26:46 | More by acurtis
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-11-2013 09:02:14 | More by zestar
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-31-2013 19:51:09 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

08-11-2013 04:51:09 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-19-2013 05:28:28 | More by kylehay2004
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

08-31-2014 04:55:15 | More by jaydoc
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-25-2013 05:57:03 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-01-2013 03:39:56 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-20-2013 04:34:45 | More by SocalKicks
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-19-2013 05:30:35 | More by nickfl
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

08-22-2013 19:24:07 | More by jlindros
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-30-2014 02:48:55 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%

From 09/08/13 notes. Got this in the RS this year and opened side by side with Mash & Grind. 750ml bottle poured into a taster glass.

a - Pours a deep reddish mahogany brown color with one to two inches of off wheat head and high carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of caramel malts, toffee, sweet dark fruits, light bourbon, oak, toasted malts, bread, light coconut, light alcohol, and vanilla. Nice nose, loads of caramel.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, toffee, sweet fruity malts, oak, vanilla, bourbon, raisins, brown sugar, molasses, toasted malts, coconut, and alcohol. More bourbon as it warms up, and more dark fruits.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Little bit of alcohol heat but not too bad for 12.5 ABV.

o - Overall a nice bourbon barrel aged barleywine. The bourbon isn't overpowering, but it is there, and there is a ton of caramel throughout it. More bourbon as it warms up, and some sweet fruits in the taste. Good, but I liked M&G a lot more, so glad I bought 2 of that.

I also did as the Bruery suggested and mixed this with M&G...fun, but I think 100% M&G is still the best.

09-11-2013 14:18:10 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-21-2013 13:17:20 | More by mendvicdog
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-05-2013 16:13:14 | More by imperialking
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-07-2013 17:49:10 | More by InspectorBob
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-21-2013 05:09:06 | More by drewone
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

10-21-2013 02:48:30 | More by duceswild
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-09-2013 00:48:59 | More by mothman
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottle shared with the guys last night. Served alongside Mash and Grind.

The beer is light brown with a touch of crimson. Small beige head that settles around 1/8 inch. The aroma brings bourbon, malt, toffee, caramels, burnt sugar, oak. Nice flavor, following the aroma. A bit of alcohol heat in the finish, but really, the alcohol is well hidden for the most part. A really nice brew to sip and savor. Solid.

09-07-2013 04:05:37 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-21-2013 01:28:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-25-2013 21:18:24 | More by billab914
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Mash from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.