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Mischief - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,528 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,528
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 77
Gots: 176 | 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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4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Golden and crystal clear if you manage to leave the yeast sediment behind in the bottle. This brew is highly carbonated and has a crazy frothy head. I tried pouring carefully and still ended up with a good three to four fingers of head. The nose on this beer has that distinct belgian yeastiness about it with a good malt presence. The brew has some nice resinous hop aromatics coming through which go nicely with the belgian characteristics. Terrific aroma! Taste is primarily sweet like a malty apple cider but with a pepper kick and some definite tartness to it as well. A little funky. Pretty typical Belgian characteristics with a hoppy west coast twist. Some bitterness from the hops coming through on the finish. Very crisp and dry mouthfeel. Over all this was a great beer that i rather enjoyed.

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3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared and poured in small tasting glasses. LOT"s of head on this one. Pour slowly, glass tilt and all. Good lacing all the way down. Appearance is a little cloudy and a nice light golden color. Some nose, but not very prevalent. Taste is good for a style of beer I don't normally go for. Some sweetness and a little acidic bite at the end. Sits on the tongue a little. Overall I personally probably won't purchase this again, but glad to have tried and tasted.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

served in a small tasting glass. has a nice Belgian foggy appearance with tons of head. POUR SLOWLY. nose is not strong but the smell is good. no off flavors. taste is good but not as sweet as I would like. leaves little on the tongue but a mild sweetness and slight acidic bitterniss. lacing is very prevelant and carbonation is high. overall a decent beer. I would not buy it again at 12.99 but I also am not a big Belgian lover to begin with.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a sunny golden yellow that is hazy with yeast. It has a noticeably effervescent bright white head that pours huge (takes a few pours to fill my tulip) and settles down at about an inch. Great retention; nice, soapy lacing.

S:
Really in-your-face American-style hop profile. Citrus, ripe peaches, dough, white pepper, funk. Smells both Belgian and West Coast American.

T:
Slightly tart, chalky, hop-tinged, funky. Really caught me off guard with every drink. Quite tart with a strong medicinal hop bite that snaps you right out of the tartness. Gets dank and stanky in the middle but ends with a lingering yeasty sour taste and some tylenol-esque hop notes.

M:
Crisp and bright. Light body with a lot going on, but it is quite drinkable. There is a lingering aftertaste that wears on you a touch but it is fairly good.

O:
Pretty good one.
This is definitely a passable American take on a Belgian style. It has its weaknesses in my opinion, but is rather enjoyable on the whole. The beer pours looking beautiful like Belgians do and is quite nice smelling. There is lots going on aroma-wise, but it is all in harmony just enough to have a unified front. The taste is my main gripe with this beer. It is tasty and drinkable, but the differing flavors were all a little too abrasive both on their own and together to really tickle my fancy. It was both slightly too sour and slightly too medicinal. However, this seemed to mellow a bit as it warmed up (but that could be my imagination). Regardless, I was excited to try a beer by these guys and this one made me excited to try other ones.
Would probably have again; worth trying if you like American-style Belgians.

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3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy light golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The smell has light aromas of peppery spices and yeast along with notes of fruits—pears and white grapes seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but each one of the flavors is a little stronger and all are balanced together. There is a slight amount of bitterness. Little, if any alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a very good representation of the style and is pleasant to sip and savor.

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Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.