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Mash - The Bruery

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MashMash

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BA SCORE
89
very good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 33
Gots: 45 | FT: 13
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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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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

Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:02:50 | More by ThickNStout
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CLCardinal84

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-11-2013 21:06:12 | More by CLCardinal84
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

12-11-2013 06:31:17 | More by kscaldef
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Jiatlas

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-10-2013 20:27:26 | More by Jiatlas
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socalbrewlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-01-2013 07:28:14 | More by socalbrewlvr
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-25-2013 21:56:51 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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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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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-22-2013 06:06:52 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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TATURBO

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-22-2013 03:08:55 | More by TATURBO
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-22-2013 03:07:41 | More by egrace84
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Practically black in the glass, more of a deep clear ruby when pouring. A one finger off white head.

S-Good deal of bourbon. Very malty. Caramel, vanilla, chocolate, roasted notes and oak.

T-Starts with bourbon, malt, some chocolate and vanilla. Not much bitterness, but what you'd expect from an English Barleywine.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation, flat finish and a tad watery.

O-A good BA Barleywine. But nowhere near Abacus and the like.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 01:19:13 | More by rlee1390
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topdown

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-11-2013 01:13:46 | More by topdown
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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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JesseLara

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-03-2013 22:05:19 | More by JesseLara
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.24/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Bottle, thanks to Abraham.

Pouring a clear mahogany with a dense, light brown head with decent retention and lacing, this looks decent. The nose opens with a big burst of toffee and floral notes, along with a pronounced bourbon note and a particularly strong oak character. The base beer seems strangely underwhelming, with a rather dull cereal/Cheerio malt character, some fruit (pear?), toasted coconut and burnt toast. On paper, that sounds like an interesting blend - and it is - but this is just rather disjointed.

The palate opens with a blend of bourbon and sweetness and washes that up with some oak. As disjointed as the nose was, the palate's worse. A pleasant enough barrel character is present, with vanilla, coconut and overbearing oak. Toffee, burnt caramel and a moderate fruitiness are present on the mid-palate. I can't understate how disappointing the finish is. Boozy, tannic and disappointingly watery, there is very little redeeming about this aspect.. The wateriness alone makes me dump the entire damn thing. There's some lingering floral and coconut present. Medium in body with a slick carbonation, this is rather disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 05:49:40 | More by DefenCorps
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Holland

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-31-2013 03:42:46 | More by Holland
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-28-2013 23:13:17 | More by jarrgal
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-25-2013 00:19:00 | More by cbeer88
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-21-2013 08:18:16 | More by DRBiser
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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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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-19-2013 19:13:13 | More by strongaf
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in to Bruery tulip.

A - Deep brown, almost black in colour with a thin layer of cream coloured head that receded to a thin rind around the edges of the glass.

S - Intense barrel aromas dominate the nose with bourbon, vanilla and charred oak notes present. some sticky toffee and caramel notes are also present from the base beer.

T - Follows the nose. Sweet bourbon, vanilla and charred oak from the barrel are well integrated with toffee, dark caramel and brown sugar flavours from the base beer.

M - Full bodies. Thick and viscous. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 13:22:19 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, 5/24/13
Tulip

A: Deep ruby reddish brown. It's actually not that cloudy. Holding up to the light, seems somewhat clear in appearance. Layer of light tan head. Some sticky lacing. More carbonation initially than I was expecting.

S: Vanilla. Toffee. Caramel. Oak. Light booze. Sweet malts. Dark fruits, prunes and raisin.

T: Not as aggressive as I thought it was gonna be. On the tip of the tongue, pulling toffee and caramel. Sweetness from the malts. Not a lot of oak tannic character. Finish is fairly long. Lingering toffee and dark fruit.

M: Full bodied beer. Fairly chewy. Thinner than I guess I was expecting

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 15:28:09 | More by inlimbo77
Mash from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.