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Mischief - The Bruery

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90
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1,396 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,396
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 69
Gots: 153 | 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: 1,396 | Reviews: 463 | Display Reviews Only:
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StoutIrish

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-26-2012 21:41:58 | More by StoutIrish
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mbw314

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-26-2012 06:30:18 | More by mbw314
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BeerBaron238

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-26-2012 04:03:37 | More by BeerBaron238
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-23-2012 02:18:25 | More by Giantspace
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

10-22-2012 00:05:06 | More by calcnerd
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Trio2shine

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-19-2012 23:02:32 | More by Trio2shine
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magictacosinus

California

3.68/5  rDev -8%

Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a goblet. No freshness date, unfortunately.

Produces a slightly cloudy, golden color with a generous head. Carbonation definitely became more plentiful with subsequent pours, as did yeastiness. Bubbles float around at the edges of the glass, as well as occasional floaty or two. It's a pretty good take on the appearance of BSPAs, yet a very simple one at that. I guess my only quarrel less carbonation than I would prefer.

Aromas resemble bananas, white grapes, toffee, and lots of different seasonal spices, such as coriander and rosemary. A really interesting and pleasant mix overall, as well as strong phenols produced by the yeast, which constantly change as temperature does in the glass. There's an alcoholic backdrop, as well as an inclusion of zesty hops all around. Pretty balanced overall.

Flavor is a bit different, yet as noted, varies depending on the temperature, as well as the amount of yeast in the glass. At a first taste, it's rather fruity, slightly sweetened, with some peppery spice and and alcohol burn towards the finish. When it comes to flavors grouped with its high amount of carbonation, it's definitely a BSPA on its road to a tripel. However, when combined with more yeastiness, it definitely remains a hybrid of the two, yet gets rather difficult to drink for me as it continues to warm up. Despite additions of fruity yeastiness, the alcohol reveals its ugly side eventually and throws things off for me a bit. Was happy to split this, as it went from mellow to slightly nauseating the quicker it warmed up.

Any issues aside, this is still a significantly balanced take on BSPA on the style, and definitely the best West Coast adaptation since I had Russian River's Damnation. It's definitely a good way to introduce newcomers to the style, and it pairs quite easily with most types of food as well as all seasons in the year. Glad to try this as my first beer by the Bruery, hope to try more soon!

10-19-2012 07:24:01 | More by magictacosinus
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-18-2012 05:43:37 | More by twelveinches
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InfernoBoss

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

10-15-2012 06:05:21 | More by InfernoBoss
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-15-2012 03:29:50 | More by bluesplit63
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MagicJeff

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +5%

A-: Dark straw with a nice off white foamy head.

S- Great scent: yeast, slight banana, even some citrus and pepper.

T- Yum... Honey and slight grapefruit with your standard yeast and banana. Like how subtle the banana and yeast are compared to the honey citrusy flavors--all balances out really well.

MF- Light to slightly medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Like how the subtleties of this beer come together so well on this one. Highly recommend and definitely reasonably priced for $7.99 bomber.

10-13-2012 01:11:25 | More by MagicJeff
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marshmeli

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

10-11-2012 02:09:15 | More by marshmeli
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seanmoto

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-10-2012 05:49:33 | More by seanmoto
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VeggieNugget

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-08-2012 21:24:52 | More by VeggieNugget
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Danny1217

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +8.3%

Hazy golden color, beautiful fluffy white head. Excellent retention and lacing. A beautiful beer.
A nice earthy citrus aroma. Those Belgian yeast aromas, lots of fruits. Banana, apple, pear, pineapple.
Taste is similar to the smell. Lots of good fruity flavors, a bit of honey and clove. A hop bite at the end is a nice surprise for a Belgian style ale. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

I am a big fan of BSPAs, and this is yet another one that I can add to my list of great examples of this style. The hoppiness is a good American twist on this style.

10-08-2012 20:37:50 | More by Danny1217
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Blackwolf


4.3/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured from a 750 to an oversized wineglass.

A- Very beautiful, hazy straw-amber body with a frothy white head, lots of retention, TONS of sticky lacing and nice lively uniformed carbonation hidden in the haze of the body. The name is apt for this one... You know you are in for some mischief just based on looks alone!

S- This really opens up well. Nice belgian yeast aroma, banana, very light fruit/citrus, some sweet malt, so intoxicating, I really wasn't expecting this from an american style belgian.

T- Yum... Banana and clove, a sweet lightly roasted honey-malt, very subtle citrus hop with a sour lick on the finish. Complex, well balanced and solid. I am really digging into the taste.

MF- Light-medium body, almost creamy but not quite since there is a crisp feel tagged along in the finish. Sharp carbonation, lots of sweet malt/yeast flavor hangs around the palate.

O- Nothing is what expected from this american styled belgian, and I mean that in a good way. I really enjoyed each and every characteristic from this beer. I would have to say as far as it goes for the american style, this is a must in my book. Glad I live close to the Bruery, this on tap has to be 5x better. :)

10-04-2012 06:11:59 | More by Blackwolf
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev 0%

10-03-2012 07:45:58 | More by ambruns1979
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twinpaul

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-02-2012 23:00:58 | More by twinpaul
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-29-2012 17:54:33 | More by xdefeatsy
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

09-23-2012 12:16:03 | More by ejimhof
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JPortillo

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

09-21-2012 23:52:34 | More by JPortillo
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Focusf111

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

09-17-2012 00:34:11 | More by Focusf111
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jasewaaang

California

4/5  rDev 0%

09-16-2012 06:58:21 | More by jasewaaang
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EzraAtom

California

4/5  rDev 0%

09-16-2012 04:26:50 | More by EzraAtom
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-13-2012 05:43:38 | More by Travisnin
Mischief from The Bruery
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