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Mischief - The Bruery

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very good

1,573 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,573
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 77
Gots: 197 | 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:
Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

formerly known at Mischief #3
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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.

Photo of jjanega08
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
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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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast, citrus, floral smells, clove, and a bit of funk. There is also a bit of grass and farmhouse mixed in.

T - Starts off with some lemon, citrus hops, and a touch of tartness and grass. Through the middle, some Belgian yeast and a a bit of funk comes through alongside some clove and some floral flavors. The finish is a mix of lemon, citrus hops, Belgian yeast, and some funk.

M - Medium bodied with heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart, sweet, and slightly dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice American inspired BSPA. The extra bit of hops really balances nicely with the more traditional Belgian flavors.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with an off-white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is of grain and yeast up front with spice flavors that lingers after each sip. There is a mild bitterness on the palate. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the spices are quite strong in the flavor.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Mischief from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 1,573 ratings.