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Mischief - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,416 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,416
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 70
Gots: 155 | 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:
formerly known at Mischief #3

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 10-05-2009)
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Photo of brewskifan55
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

A: Clear, lemon yellow. An off-white half-fnger head that stays. Frothy lacing

S: Belgian yeast comes on strong with great citrus notes (lemony).

T: Smooth, tart. Follows nose with a dry finish.

M: Medium with medium, frothy carbonation.

O: Great stuff. They folks at the tasting compared it to Duvel.

brewskifan55, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of spicelab
3.96/5  rDev -1%

Golden pear with a hint of haze. Below average for style but still respectable near-white head, quite porous, falls over a few minutes to a stubborn collar and film.

Plenty of doughy yeast with prominent muscovado and honeycomb sweetness combining with fruity esters, yielding solid aromas of pear, apple turnover and apricot danish. Mild booze presence and some band-aidy phenolics lurking.

Similar, but without any hint of the phenolic nasties. The liberal sweet malt bill is very evident, but the yeast stands up well and dries it out enough to bring some earthy marmalade and spicy floral notes into the mix.

Medium, slightly syrupy initially, until the silky carbonation spreads it around the palate and the dryness kicks in.

A sharply executed Belgian and one of the best off-the-shelf offerings from the Bruery. Well done.

spicelab, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Paccamacca
4/5  rDev 0%

Paccamacca, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Pours an extremely cloudy medium golden yellow in color with some moderate amounts of visible white sediment towards the bottom of the glass, very significant amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass, and some faint hints of lemon yellow + peach highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a two finger tall medium sized cap in the center of the glass, a finger thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pale and bready malts with light to moderate aromas of citrus/lemon and hints of light fruit (melon).

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of pale and bready malts with light amounts of light fruit (melon) sweetness. There are moderate flavors of citrus/lemon hops and some light to moderate flavors of spices + Belgian yeast.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: I found this beer to be pretty interesting - a bit of a hybrid between a Belgian Strong Pale Ale and a Belgian IPA (there is a hoppy presence but it still has that golden Belgian flavor). The alcohol is pretty well hidden and it is relatively easy to drink.

dbrauneis, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of Sspeer1
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Sspeer1, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of jbeervt
4/5  rDev 0%

jbeervt, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of CityofBals
2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of spoony
3.8/5  rDev -5%

From a 750 ml bottle into a wine glass. Reviewed from notes dated August 31, 2013.

A-A normal pour produces over two fingers of dense, white head with good retention. The brew is light-honey/golden in color with a little bit of murky haze. A nice looking brew that is pretty much spot-on for the style.

S-The smell is a nicely balanced mixture of sweet, doughy malt flavors, fruity alcohol, and earthy, lightly-bitter hop flavors. I get suggestions of musty white grape, apricot, and a bit of grapefruit.

T-The taste is a little bit sweeter than the smell, with the sharpness of the hops moving towards the background. I get white grape, apricot, and a bit of white pepper, as well as bready, doughy, pale malts. A nice mixture, but nothing spectacular.

M-The feel is a little thinner than I would expect and there is a watery wetness that doesn't fit entirely with the flavors. Carbonation is moderate.

O-This is a perfectly good, but not great, Belgian style beer. It is good-looking and I like the mixture of fruits on the palate, but I found myself thinking that something about this beer was just sort of, I don't know, blah. Maybe it is the lackluster mouthfeel. Hmmm...Anyway, just because this brew is a little boring doesn't make it a bad beer. In fact, I would readily drink this again, but it is not one that I would go searching after in the future.

spoony, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of BUNZILLA
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

BUNZILLA, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Garrett092112
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Garrett092112, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
3.96/5  rDev -1%

Bottled April 30, 2013

Beer is golden in colour, and the pour resukts in a large, thick-looking white head. Very good retention.

Nose contains Belgian yeast and lots of light fruits. The fruit scent is interesting, it seems to come from both the yeast and the hops, which are quite apparent. Fruits are primarily tropical in scent, but other smells come through as well. Pineapple, passionfruit, orange and mango. A slight bit of dry yeast. The smell is much more fruit focused than most BSPAs, without many of the other expected scents, but the fruit scent is really nice.

Flavour wise, the fruit is still there, but the yeast comes out a bit more, and there is a bit of a bubblegum flavour, Lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, passionfruit. Some hoppy bitterness. The yeast provides a bit of a dry spicy flavour, but it is fairly subdued. Good, but the fruit flavours could blend better with the yeast- there is a bit of clash. Alcohol is slightly noticeable in the finish.

Full bodied, super high carbonation level. Too much for me, feels fizzy.

Overall, pretty good, but with some faults. I like the fruit flavours a lot, but the yeast and mat components of an expected BSPA are too subdued, and they don't blend well with the fruits. Still, fairly tasty.

jrenihan, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of BigJim5021
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

BigJim5021, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

avisong, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of JosephThompson
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

JosephThompson, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of oceanpeak
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

oceanpeak, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ZEB89, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

fredmugs, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Sonofalime
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Sonofalime, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Wedcat
3/5  rDev -25%

Wedcat, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of johnny29er
4/5  rDev 0%

johnny29er, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Tee2Grn
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Tee2Grn, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of BrooBub
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

BrooBub, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of jlisuk
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jlisuk, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of davegray
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

davegray, Aug 29, 2013
Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,416 ratings.