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Mash - The Bruery

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very good

168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 37
Gots: 48 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

mookihouse, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

jampics2, Aug 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

jokermanboy, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of jlindros
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.

jlindros, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.21/5  rDev +6%

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.

rudzud, Aug 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

millerbuffoon, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

drewone, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Gonzoillini, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

scottiethebody, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

RedneckBeerz, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

1424IpA, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

acurtis, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

nootch23, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

shehateme, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

AOShabaz, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

GRG1313, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

N17shelfside, Aug 11, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

IKR, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

DruRho, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.31/5  rDev -16.6%

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.

Alieniloquium, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

mhaugo, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

GABrew, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

ridglens, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Devi0us, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Uncleserg, Aug 02, 2013
Mash from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.