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Mash - The Bruery

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very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 40
Gots: 64 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jvillefan, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

dar482, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +0.5%

InspectorBob, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of noisefights
4/5  rDev +0.5%

noisefights, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of brotherliam
4/5  rDev +0.5%

brotherliam, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of djaeon
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

djaeon, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Beerontwowheels
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Beerontwowheels, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +0.5%

warnerry, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Matt_Ortiz
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Matt_Ortiz, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of sliks96
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

sliks96, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of kapkenobi
4/5  rDev +0.5%

kapkenobi, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ThePorterSorter, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of eulerthegrape
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

eulerthegrape, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of tbone1384
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

tbone1384, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of jegross2
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

jegross2, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of domtronzero
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

domtronzero, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

mdfb79, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of dvsbizzyb
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of alpinebryant
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
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Huhzubendah, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ahalloin, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Flipmytop, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

imperialking, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of jbeezification
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jbeezification, Sep 05, 2013
Mash from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.