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Mischief - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,418 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 71
Gots: 156 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
formerly known at Mischief #3

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-05-2009)
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1.75/5  rDev -56.3%

fadzero, Jul 04, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -56.3%

shade13, Jul 27, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50%

sean_paul, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of hardy008
2.13/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Hazy gold with a four finger white head with decent retention and lacing. The aroma has citrus, melon, and pear. Has a very hoppy aroma.

The taste has citrus, melon, pear, and some pepper. This is a very hoppy tasting beer. Some sweetness, and quite a bit of bitterness. Not sure I care much for this.

Medium bodied, heavy carbonation, finishes dry. Overall pretty disappointing. Nothing about it stands out as extraordinary. I will pass on this in the future.

hardy008, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of deldad
2.25/5  rDev -43.8%

deldad, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
2.35/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

750ml bottle. Pours clear yellow gold with a huge creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass. Becomes hazy as the end of the bottle approaches.

The aroma is funky yeast, rotten fruit and spicy hops. Weird.

The flavor is sweet malts with some melon and mint and soap that leads to a big spicy bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, this just doesn't do it for me. I haven't liked any Belgian IPAs I've had. And this one adds some weird notes - rotten fruit, mint, soap and melon.

Beaver13, Sep 23, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Wrex68, Oct 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Focusf111, Sep 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

IPAfreak01, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Dommel
2.65/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

poured a cloudy orange yellow with two fingers of head into a snifter. has a somewhat sour pineapple bready nose with that belgian funk to it

It tastes like it smells with a strong alcohol presence and big carbonation. Not a big fan and would not seek out again.

Dommel, Dec 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

AndyEdgar, Jul 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Rick778, Apr 28, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

Austin_Cohen, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.75/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught at the Bruery provisions store in Orange, California as part of a taster. Serving volume was 2 oz. At the time, I thought the serving temperature was entirely too warm, but they're The Bruery, so this can't be attributed to barstaff error. Reviewed from notes.

A: No head. Colour is a clear light gold. I'm unimpressed.

Sm: Pear, citrus ester hops, distinct ammonia (I shit you not), and maybe cream. The aroma is just downright repugnant, but fortunately is only moderate in strength.

T: Pear emerges dominant atop the weak barley foundation. Slight ammonia-evocative esters destroy the climax. Terribly executed for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but not complementary of the flavour.

Dr: Decent drinkability, below average quality and above average ABV.

kojevergas, Sep 24, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

After1am, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of 7ways
2.78/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

In a Bruery snifter at Brickstore Pub.

The bartender gave me a very nice pour. Massive white crown that took a while to settle, nice lacing, dull orange-yellow hue. It looked inviting.
Smelled of spicy/citrusy hops, grass, earth, rain, and rank Belgian esters...nothing wholly remarkable about it. Rank.
The first sip was pretty good. I thought I was really going to like it. It was very thirst quenching, spritzy. Downhill from there as it warmed up. There was a severe slightly spoiled grapefruit aspect. It actually started to irritate the roof of my mouth (and I like grapefruit, I've been loving me some Hopslam for the last couple weeks!). That and a dirty mustiness was all I could focus on. I like acidic, sour, and funk, but this was something else entirely. I chugged the last 1/3 to get the hell rid of it. Rank.

Oh, but the mouthfeel was brilliant. Go figure.

7ways, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
2.88/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

750mL bottle to tulip.

A: An airy bright white head of 3 1/2 fingers is created on the pour and lasts for a very long time. The head pulls away from the glass becoming lumpy on the surface but begins to level out as it slowly deflates. Spotty clumps of lace adorn the glass. The body is amber in color, cloudy on the first pour and increases in cloudiness on each subsequent pour.

S: The aroma is very transformative with respect to its current temperature. Lots of grain with a caramel and toasted straw componenet. Heavily hopped. Grass forward with supporting notes of resiny pine woodiness and just the right amount of lemon and orange citrus to freshen up the aroma. The yeast contributes earth and must and brings in some unwanted rubbery phenol notes, which are initially low but become extremely abrasive the longer the bottle sits. By the last glass (now at room temperature), the plasticky phenols are intolerable. As high as a 4 then as low as a 1.

T: Again, constantly changing as the degrees rise. Starts out great, then turns for the worse. As high as a 4.5 then as low as a 2.5.

M: Medium-full body with a thick, creamy texture. Minerally with an average amount of carbonation. The flavor duration is long, lightly sweet throughout and is semi-dry on the finish.

D: The first time I had this beer, I thought it was fantastic. It was served cold, split among four friends and the beer never had a chance to warm. My next few experiences were on draft. Completely different beer and unimpressive. I thought the taplines may have been dirty so I found another bar serving it. Still...quite forgetable. This is a review from the bottle, consumed slowly throughout the night, by myself. I strongly recommend that anyone so inclined to drink Mischief finds themself a bottle and a few friends. Serve it cold and drink it quick. In my experience, this is the only way to enjoy this beer.

FeDUBBELFIST, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of Molson2000
2.91/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Lots of yeast in the aroma with a bit of funk. Okay body, but the beer is a little bland. Funk aroma does stand out in the flavour. Not a whole lot of fruit or flower in the taste. Maybe it is old, but I expected more lighter notes of citrus fruit than the heavy funk that i do get.

Molson2000, Apr 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25%

notalumberjack, May 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

-NESTO-, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25%

Kraig, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of LarryV
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For the money I was expecting a bit more. Fairly hoppy for a Belgian style ale, but I just couldn't get into this one. For less money I'd rather have a Brooklyn Local 2 which I think is a far superior take on a Belgian style ale. Some of the other Bruery products I saw were ridiculously expensive, based on this one I will pass on the others.

LarryV, Jul 05, 2013
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Mischief from The Bruery
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