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Mischmishmish - The Bruery

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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
After brewing one of our fruited sour ales, we found ourselves with a few too many leftover apricots in the fridge. Rather than start a smoothie company, we decided to create this unique take on the popular Belgian-style golden ale. The addition of apricots strikes a lovely balance with our fruity house yeast, yielding a delightfully mishmishchieveous ale. Effervescent, delightfully fruity, yet surprisingly dry, this is a great beer for the upcoming, warm Summer months.

(Beer added by: Igotmypistola on 04-22-2014)
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Reviews by 2beerdogs:
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2beerdogs

California

3.71/5  rDev +2.2%

Well I went into this thinking about, Filmishmish. Let it be known that I'm a bit hit and miss on sours. Having said this, I absolutely love Filmishmish, and while Mischmishmish is good, it's no Filmishmish.

The nose grabs you by the collar and tempts you..."I'm apricot, smell me, feel the fuzz. Love me." OK sorry this is getting a little too much. Anyway, the nose is stunning.

The taste does not follow the nose's lead. It's good, but the apricot is subdues, with some champagney notes. Mouthfeel is golden, lite.

Finish is a bit dry, again very lite on the apricot.

Overall, pretty good. Maybe would've iked it a bit more if I wasn't prejudiced by the amazing Filmishmish. Probably set very high expectations. So, to end this ramble...It's pretty good, worth seeking out, and I'm glad I tried it. Glad I got a few more to sit on and try again.

05-12-2014 03:45:36 | More by 2beerdogs
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Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow color with a large white head that slowly faded to a thin ring.

Smell: Apricot notes,some bready aromas, and a touch of musk.

Taste: The tart Apricot notes from the nose come through along with some grainy/bready notes. The beer finishes fairly dry with the Apricots faintly in the background. The apricots come through more in the nose than the taste profile.

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Mischmishmish from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.