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Mischief - The Bruery

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89
very good

1,590 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,590
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 77
Gots: 208 | FT: 8
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

formerly known at Mischief #3
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Ratings: 1,590 | Reviews: 482
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4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served cold on tap at Choice City in a tulip glass.

Mischief is a pale yellow color with considerable haze. It has a short white head that settles quickly.

Aroma is mild and fruity with a funky Belgian yeasty character.

Flavor is more intense with sweet grassy lemon up front leading to a hoppy bitter tropical fruit finish. It finishes very dry which leads to the inevitable next sip.

Mouthfeel is well balanced but leaning towards the bitter end.

Overall a really nice version of the style. Just as good or better on tap as it was in the bottle, from what I remember.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of HalfFull
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a globe glass from a capped 750 ml. bottle. Pours a clear golden with a thick and soapy white cap of foam. Offers good retention and lacing. Second half of bottle loses quite a bit of clarity.

Aroma is of spicy clove/pepper and lemony citrus through the foam, with some yeast notes emerging as the cap settles. Yeast remains a bit subdued throughout the process however, allowing the hops to take center stage. Warms to become quite spicy with a light soapy character.

Flavor of citrus and pear with a firm carbonation, some pale malts and a lightly sweet lemongrass finish. Pretty dry for the style yet the brew manages to mask its strength fairly well. Feel is a bit light once beyond the spritzy carbonation and the finish is a bit brief.

Overall pretty easy drinking ale, light and hoppy with a surprising lack of malt character in exchange, yet an interesting take nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BostonHops
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a bright, cloudy yellow hue with a finger, finger and a half of fluffy white head; mediocre retention but decent lacing.

unique, zesty/hoppy nose with a touch of lemon, maybe grapefruit; yeast. however i feel the aroma is a little underwhelming in terms of strength. taste is predominantely resiny/piney hops, but some citrus is definitely there, too, along with the yeast and some spices. has a nice balance to it.

crisp, medium-bodied mouthfeel. historically not one of my favorite styles but i'm slowly warming to it.

original review on: 08-22-201

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of paulozanello
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just like the fellow reviewer below said, the first glass is a clear golden color and the second pour is cloudier from the yeast. Head is creamy white and abundant, moderate retention and lots of lacing.

Aroma is a mix of yeast zest and condiments (fruity and peppery) with floral aromatic hops.

Taste is slightly malty at first with citric zest and peppery floral yeast notes following. Ends with light bitterness and sparkly carbonation.

Mouthfeel is dry and clean with a slight bitter/zesty aftertaste. Medium body and high carbonation.

A nice drinkable beer with great yeasty flavors and aromas. A Fine example of what a Belgian beer should taste like, straight out of California.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Massbmx
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL poured into Hill Farmstead long stem snifter, my first time trying a Bruery beer.

A: first glass is a clear golden color with a 3 finger white head, second pour is cloudier from the yeast.

S: wow, juicy pineapple, orange, grapefruit, lemon and slight belgian yeast. Very good.

T: similar to the smell, lots of sweet citrus at first, followed by banana/clove from the yeast then back to citrus at the end, I get tart lemon. Finish is pretty dry but not bitter with no hint of the 8.5%.

M: light with nice fine carbonation from bottle conditioning, good for the style.

O: very impessed with my first beer from the bruery, definatley sweeter than most belgains but I love the tropical fruit smell/taste.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass and served cool.

Pours a hazy orange yellow body and an off white thick and bubbly head.

Smells of oranges, lemons, yeast, peppermint.

Taste is herbal, slight pine and citrus. Belgian yeast tang.

Medium and well carbonated.

The hops are definitely on display here. Malt is likely there but not very detectable. Not boozy but does give a faint alcohol burn at the end. Nice beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -43.6%

Photo of NWer
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured perfectly clear golden in my Russian River chalice. Abundant head large bubbles. Little cling to lace.
First impression was ho-hum but flavors explode as beer warms over time. Spicy, tart on the back side. Second pour picks up the yeast and is cloudy in appearance. Belgian yeast flavors follow suit. Much better. Obviously writing as I'm drinking. I personally like sediment in my beer & doesn't bother me a bit. Next time I'll rotate the bottle before pouring.
A very enjoyable way to spend a lazy afternoon.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness dating on the bottle.

A= Pours a hazy light yellow color almost what I would call a white with the amount of hazy in it. The head is a strong three fingers and holds really steady retention and some solid lacing on the side of the glass.

S= The smell is a nice combination of bright hops and a spicy belgian yeast. It almost has a dirty barnyard smell but I don't think this has any brett in it. The hops and belgian yeast strand may be playing around together to make a little hay like smell to it. The hops are nice and grassy with a bit of bright citrus to it.

T= The taste follows the nose nicely. The hops hit up front with a belgian yeast strand following quickly behind. The barnyard notes I picked up in the nose are not present in the flavor leading me to believe that it was just a mix of hops and yeast. The finish is nice and doughy biscuits come to mind. The hop flavor doesn't linger and it's not really hop bomb with bitterness but there is a nice flavor to it. The belgian yeast is just a nice spicyness that I can't really only describe as a belgian yeast strain.

M= Super bright and carbonated. Pretty much what I would expect from a belgian style beer.

O= A nice brew from the Bruery. This is the first beer I've had from them with a hop character to it and I enjoyed it. A nice subtleness to it that keeps it from being a hop bomb but enough hops so anyone can recognize them there. Effervecent carbonation and a great flavor make this a beer worth drinking again and again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer. I mean, it works. There is a slight hop spicy tone to it that gives it a bit of an edge, but overall, the beer just seems well made and "good." It doesn't blow me away in a manner that awes me, but it's good, and I like it.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Mischief from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 1,590 ratings.