Mash | The Bruery

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MashMash
BA SCORE
4.08/5
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577 Ratings
MashMash
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Spring

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.

Added by notchucknorris on 07-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,845
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
577
pDev:
8.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
171
Trade:
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Ratings: 577 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of Skabiski
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tappangordo
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OrangeMen
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage
~1 year from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a murky, muddy brown color, hazy. Half finger thick, off white colored head, soapy bubbles. Alcohol legs coat glass, some spotty head lacing clings as well.

Aroma- Toasty malts, huge rich caramel, mild molasses, and brown sugar sweetness. Mild bourbon, vanilla, drying oak, spice, nuttiness. Hints of dark fruits.

Taste- Rich sweetness, caramel, molasses, mild vanilla, ripe dark fruits, plum, raisins. Underlying toasty rich malts and nuttiness. Smooth bourbon, oak, touches of dry spice on the finish.

Feel- Medium bodied, very sticky and sweet, slight creaminess. Moderate carbonation.

Overall- Sweet and decadent beer. Lots of rich sweetness up front, dark fruits, and then the beer finishes w/ the barrel characteristics. Good amount of bourbon, barrel notes are more subdued. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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A - pretty impressive brown clear body, head surprisingly sticks forever at 12.5%, I guess it's deserving of its name!
S - big caramel, toffee, vanilla, light milk chocolate, bourbon, oak, wholesome zucchini bread
T - big caramel, caramel, and more caramel, toffee, like a heath bar in beer form, vanilla, just absolutely a Bba English barleywine that's perfectly done in all respects
M - heavy mouthfeel, alcohol covered for all intensive purposes, although it's a 12.5% barleywine so some may disagree, aftertaste is vanilla, caramel, cream, bourbon
O - great barleywine. Honestly I stood there for a second between this and Sucaba to start my Friday off, and I'm not dissapointed in my decision at all..great beer! This is definitely underrated at 90.

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Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy burnt sienna with a large head that hangs out a minute. nose; sharp bourbony oak, fig, tart fermented dark fruit, & very light lemon hops. taste; easy caramel malt, grape must, toffee, tart berry, banana, vanilla, lemon zest, & big oak. extremely vinous overall, a tad tart, & the ethanol does warm a touch. medium+ carbonation & heavy, velvety mouthfeel. extremely tame for 12.5%abv and drinks like a wine. very nice.

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Photo of Brew33
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of g00ey
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingjohnh
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rhyzy
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boccu
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great white head. Infected. Total let down. Not happy at all. Was really looking forward to this. I will try again if I see it but I won't look for it.
2nd bottle thanks chickman. Pours nice white head. Head hangs to sides of snifter. Aroma is sting and has tones of malt, caramel, molasses, vanilla and bourbon. Taste follows the nose with raisins, dark fruits,oak and bourbon. Excellent, very well made. Look forward to more from them.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclone
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Armando_Perez
2.8/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dliska88
4.92/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of rydev24
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass right from the bottle.

Appearance: Looks alone this brew looks like a beast, deep mahogany color with medium bubbles. Off-white head with a slightly orange tint rises to maybe half a finger's length. Drops nice and steady, almost no lacing.

Smell: Light toffee scent, you know if you ever caramelize sugar this has that feel. The whiskey notes are a bit heavy but dissipate quick through the nostrils.

Taste: The brew is a little all over the place, sweet whiskey and light vanilla. Toffee and did I mention the whiskey, it's strong my friend and the alcohol is absolutely evident.

Mouth: Ultra stick, let it warm a bit and you will notice it's like maple syrup. Sweet finish, carbonation is medium at best but the just hugging your cheeks.

Overall: Great brew, I have had a quite better English barleywine but this one definitely in the top five category, hard to compare to Arctic Devil, King Henry, and Lervig's Brewer Reserve Barleywine...but still delivers. I don't like to mention other beers ever in a review but you need to understand the devil I am dealing with. Personally as pricey as it is I am happy I bought two..no regrets. Salud!

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Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mash from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 577 ratings