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Mischief - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,505 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,505
Reviews: 471
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 75
Gots: 173 | FT: 9
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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Ratings: 1,505 | Reviews: 471 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

JohnPhillippi, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of ms11781
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a massive white head. At one point I have to stop and wait because there is much more foam than liquid in the glass. It takes a good amount of time to dissipate and levels off at a healthy half finger or so of foam. Nice soft foam clings to the glass.

The nose is somewhat subdued and doesn't really have all that much going on. Belgian yeast and peppery spice are here as well as a slightly fruit character, maybe some citrus notes.

The taste is step up from the nose. The same characteristics are here for the most part. Yeast and the same peppery spice are prominent. The fruity character isn't as strong, but there is a nice, earthy character towards the finish. At times there seems like there is a citrusy aftertaste, like grapefruit or lemon rind, but it isn't consistent.

Nice lively carbonation and medium body make the beer feel lighter. It's extremely crisp, clean and extremely dry.

Overall, this was a decent beer. It says on the label that it's supposed to be hoppy and there wasn't much of that going on here. I suspect it may be better fresher. The beer did seem like it was missing something.

ms11781, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

klipper, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

TIJAE, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Rollzroyce21, Dec 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Lots of white head, a little cloudy
S- A hint of pine, not too potent, sweet.
T- less Belgian yeast than others, crisp, a tad spiced, hoppier than a typical Belgian golden.
M- Very light, possibly due to massive carbonation, dry
O- Spot on for a Belgian golden, delicious, one of the few Belgian's I have liked.

ginemesis, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

arjaygee, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jisom123, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-yellow color with a three-finger white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of sticky lace.

S - It smelled fruity with some spicy yeasty. Some sweet bread aroma, too.

T - Very spicy/yeasty with a nice fruity bite. It also had a spicy hop bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really tasty Belgian Golden Ale. Another fabulous beer from The Bruery.

zeff80, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

GarrettB714, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

djrn2, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

AApparel, Nov 26, 2011
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TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
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nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
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rab53, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Jules11788, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

jeff1973, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

SMM0606, Nov 23, 2011
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PittBeerGirl, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

lcmir23, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,505 ratings.