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Mischief - The Bruery

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1,529 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 77
Gots: 177 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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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Got a 750mL bottle and drank it over the course of three days.

Appearance: Just slightly turbid gold with a long-lasting white head and plenty of lacing. It looks really pretty. More turbid on the second and third pours. There is a LOT of sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Smell: Big time Belgian yeast. That spicy-banana-raw-peanut smell.

Taste: Belgian yeast still dominates. Some herbal spice. Moderate hop bitterness towards the end and a bit of ethanol peaking through, but less than I would expect at 8.5%. Tastes just as good on the second and third pours.

Mouthfeel: Thin and crisp.

Overall: A good balanced pale ale that puts the yeast on full display, without being overpowering.

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The Bruery - Mischief [Belgian-Style Ale | Golden & Hoppy] (750ml ---> Stemless wine glass : 8.5% ABV)

With every beer I plan to review, I open it roughly 10 minutes before pouring the first sampling of it... Many reasons for this; but my main purposes are to let it breathe, or aerate slightly, as well as giving it a moment to sit out and gain a few degrees in temperature... I wouldn't usually make note of this step, but when I opened this beer it popped louder than I've ever heard any beer pop in my existence, it was startling to say the least... Shortly after, a pointy cap of foam has since grown and fallen to the side resembling a "santa-hat" atop its' 750ml throne... It's a beautifully clear hazy beer, (if that makes sense) with far less carbonation present than it had me anticipating... Laughing to myself as I realize 20 minutes have passed and I've merely popped the cap - I grabbed the beer and "gently" poured it (via instructions on the label...) It poured light, dispensing a golden-yellow, but the head is so incredibly large I could hardly pour, what I consider to be, my rough "standard" amount!! It grew quickly to a rocky four inches and dissipated at a nice slow pace with a little spotty lacing left in it's wake... On the nose is a beautiful wheaty lemon aroma, with a very slight funk amongst some bread and oranges also... At first it tastes much like it smells and is extremely light on the palate... Midway through, more fruitiness arises in the form of possibly mango(?) as well as bananas(?) - regardless a mildly "tropical" element is presented... The finish is crisp and contains some more bread, leaving just a touch of bitterness from the hops... The mouthfeel is light at first, but the effervescence builds as it fills this beer out... Somewhat classic in style, it's an almost "chic" brew the way it's elements are fairly "delicate," even in the bitterness of the hops - not to take away from the beer's complexity, flavor or craftsmanship... An easy drinker, probably best enjoyed on a sunny day, this represents a well crafted Belgian that should be enjoy by many... Another good brew - Cheers!!

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Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,529 ratings.