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Mash - The Bruery

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MashMash

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BA SCORE
88
very good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 35
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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nootch23

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-11-2013 15:48:10 | More by nootch23
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-11-2013 15:37:02 | More by shehateme
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

08-11-2013 11:54:50 | More by AOShabaz
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-11-2013 04:51:09 | More by GRG1313
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N17shelfside

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-11-2013 01:43:17 | More by N17shelfside
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IKR

California

3.8/5  rDev -4%

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.

08-10-2013 19:42:59 | More by IKR
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DruRho

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-07-2013 23:34:53 | More by DruRho
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.31/5  rDev -16.4%

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.

08-06-2013 01:20:28 | More by Alieniloquium
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mhaugo

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-05-2013 16:00:38 | More by mhaugo
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GABrew

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1%

08-04-2013 19:45:38 | More by GABrew
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ridglens

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

08-04-2013 19:29:30 | More by ridglens
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Devi0us

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-04-2013 01:20:01 | More by Devi0us
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Uncleserg

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-02-2013 14:27:27 | More by Uncleserg
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-31-2013 04:45:20 | More by chippo33
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

07-30-2013 17:58:23 | More by JMRSN
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-28-2013 01:50:25 | More by laxer8811
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KevSal

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-25-2013 03:28:53 | More by KevSal
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dbc5

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%

750 ml bottle poured into 10 ounce Kentucky Bourbon Stout Snifter

A: Pours dark brown with some amber hues around the edges of the glass. A surprising 1.5 finger khaki head rises, then slowly recedes. A creamy froth is left atop the glass with a fair amount of lacing for a big barleywine. This is a nice looking beer.

S: Smell is big on brown sugar and molasses up front, which are some of my favorite flavors in an English Barleywine. Some alcohol is perceptible, although this doesn't come across as a bourbon bomb from the nose. The barrel is definitely there though. Getting more caramel and toffee aromas as it warms. The aroma profile is what I am looking for in my English Barleywines.

T: Burnt caramel upfront and some brown sugar sweetness, though this isn't as sweet on the palate as the nose suggested. There is a slightly harsh alcohol presence that is somewhat distracting. This doesn't come across as a bourbon alcohol but instead a byproduct of fermentation. I think some additional time in the bottle will do this well. Definitely getting some oak contribution.

M: I would probably classify this as medium mouthfeel. I prefer my barleywines to be a bit thicker. Carbonation is moderate.

O: This is a decent barleywine, but I think it needs a bit of time for the alcohol to mellow. The nose left me wanting a bit more from this beer.

07-25-2013 03:02:03 | More by dbc5
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Rau71

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-24-2013 02:59:22 | More by Rau71
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gyberic

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-21-2013 22:37:59 | More by gyberic
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-20-2013 17:09:24 | More by 2beerdogs
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-19-2013 03:51:28 | More by moonknight31
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Hopbully

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-18-2013 04:09:17 | More by Hopbully
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

07-15-2013 20:15:31 | More by tswater
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-15-2013 18:00:41 | More by drummermattie02
Mash from The Bruery
88 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.