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Mischief - The Bruery

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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 76
Gots: 190 | 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
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Lolli1315
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Slightly hazy gold color with a towering egg shell colored head. Billowing head is resilient with sticking lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

S- A lot of yeast and a distinct pepper smell. Some citrus and phenolic clove break through the peppery aroma. Towards the middle a citrus hop emerges that lingers into the finish along with a continued pepper.

T- The yeast and pepper mix quickly with a phenolic clove to create a strong beginning to the beer. Citrus hop taste picks up towards the middle before peaking as it runs into the end of the beer. Moderate bitterness in the finish as well with alcohol coming through slightly and warming the mouth.

M- Medium to medium-full in body. Spritzy carbonation on the tongue and some alcohol warming.

O- Another great job from The Bruery, no surprise. I guess the real challenge would be trying to find something I don't like. I would like to see how this one changes with time as the hops fade. Might have to put a bottle away.

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of JustinMatthew
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a nice golden color with a very large white head. Smells of sweet hops and Belgian yeast. Taste is well balanced yeast and a good amount of hops that taste floral and almost tropical. Lingering hops and a taste of grape flavor between sips. Two top notch beers from these guys in one night, I'm very pleased with The Bruery so far.

"Belgian-style ale golden and hoppy"

Photo of beagle75
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, pale golden color with over two fingers of voluminous white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Very pale rustic grain, slight barnyard quality, with very dry grapefruit citrus hop qualities. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins fairly dry, with refined mild grain and bright citrus hop aromatics. Acidity is pronounced, accentuating other bright flavors with an added citric layer. The middle is very brief, becoming more dry. Bitterness is moderate in the finish, with a complex collection of slight citrus, green herbaceous, peppery phenolic, and spirituous qualities.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer shows up with hop qualities blazing, defying the Belgian standard which inspired it. It proves to be effortlessly drinkable, yet strong, and complex at the same time. As the label says, keep an eye on this one because it could sneak up on the drinker.

Photo of bashiba
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice cloudy bright yellow with a huge thick bruery style fluffy white head that will not dissipate.

The smell is nicely fresh and hoppy with a light bit of belgian spice and a touch of sweetness.

The flavor has a nice levels of depth to it with a bright spicy and lemony hop flavor with underlying belgian spices, has some nice layers. Sweet malt comes through a bit as it warms and the lemon becomes more prominent.

The mouthfeel is light and dry with nice carbonation.

This is very good, I like that its a bit hoppier than most beers of this style.

Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

928th Review on BA
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@Bruery Provisions

App- A very clear yellow with a ring of bubbles and a great bit of cling.

Smell- A huge belgian scent to open this beer with some yeast and earth. Moves to a dry hopped profile with some hops and citrus.

Taste- The dry hops are the first layers I get followed by some belgian yeast notes. This was a bit multi faceted with the hops, citrus, and bold flavors.

Mouth- A good bit of a medium body with some medium carbonation level. A little bit dry, earthy and grassy citrus on the finish.

Drink- This was a beer I had a long time ago and never got around to reviewing. This was very tasty beer. It had good layers and nice balance.

Photo of ikantspel
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml poured into duvel tulip.

pours golden with the hugest head of any beer ive ever poured. borderline ridiculous. the head looks creamy

belgian yeast smell with some citrus. earthy smell creeps up

hmm pretty interesting. like some kind of mash up but it actually works pretty well. textbook belgian flavor with a side of hops. this is completely well balanced.

more carbonated than most BSPAs but it works. works pretty damn well

Gonna give this place a visit soon

Photo of aficionado
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Duvel Tulip.

Violent carbonation, fluffy 5 finger white head, slightly hazy golden yellow body. Tons of sticky lacing.

Aroma is fruity, citrusy, and floral spice. Lemon, lemongrass, pineapple, quince, fresh hops, and clean/citrusy/spicy yeast.

Taste is more of the same from the aroma with great dry and crisp flavor and mouthfeel. This beer has the best attributes of Brooklyn Sorachi Ace and Duvel and tastes sort of like a combo of the two.

Photo of OCBeerBaron
4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First taste of a beer from The Bruery which is local for me. Belgians are my favorite so I was curious to taste this "hoppy" style. Loved it. It combines my favorite flavors into one beer. While it has the appearance, smell, and flavor of a belgian it also has a nice hoppy background which finishes nicely. I will definitely buy this one again, rolls right down my throat.

Mischief from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 1,556 ratings.