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Mischief - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,359 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,359
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 65
Gots: 147 | 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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colforbin73

California

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

very little to complain about here -- quality beer, reasonably priced.

pours an opaque cloudy blonde with an effervescent fluffy white 2 finger head that leaves a little lacing as you drink it down. not getting a lot aroma wise -- a touch of the belgian yeast, a little hops... faintly spicy, some malts, but overall a very mellow aroma. i would grade higher for a little more floral hop character...

the taste is excellent: dry, clean, some bitterness from the hops.... a pleasure to drink with some spicy food or on a hot day with some salad and barbecue. while i don't get much in the way of fruit flavors, maybe a little apple or pear.... this has a champaign quality.

overall, i would buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 00:55:07 | More by colforbin73
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draheim

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color w/ a monstrous frothy white head, sticky clumps of lace, ample carbonation. Looks great.

Aroma is floral, spicy, hoppy, a little citrusy. Nice clean Belgian yeast.

Taste follows nose. Biscuity pale malt, floral and citrusy hops, Belgian yeast. Hints of bubblegum. Lemons, spice. This beer is hoppy enough that it could almost qualify as a Belgian IPA. But it's traditional enough that the current classification is probably right. No sign of the 8.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied. Hops give it a clean crisp bite. Finishes nice and dry.

Overall a solid BSPA from a solid brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 00:31:06 | More by draheim
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-17-2012 15:10:43 | More by JohnK17
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-17-2012 08:07:59 | More by strongaf
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themind

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle of this as I have never had a beer from The Bruery. Well I must say the crisp carbonation, great mouthfeel were very impressive! I could tell immediatly that this is a very good Brewery! They know what they are doing!

The problem here is the beer itself. I did not really like the actual combination of ingredients in this beer which causes the score to be low.

I am excited to try other beers from the Bruery but this one was not my cup of tea. Others may love this beer!

Bottom Line- It appears that this is a top notch brewery now all I have to do is find the right beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 23:45:55 | More by themind
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-13-2012 21:35:21 | More by kayrex
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev 0%

07-12-2012 19:36:46 | More by ste5venla
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albertjr21

New York

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter slowly (to minimize disturbing the bottle sediment) a glowing, partly hazy, pale yellow gold supports a foamy dense white head. Mildly sour lemon citrus juice and rind come forth in a fruity aroma to the beat of a Belgian yeast character. Fruit and spice seem to harmonize here nicely to deliver a tasty treat for the Belgian Golden style lover and novice alike.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 02:47:11 | More by albertjr21
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev 0%

07-10-2012 02:16:35 | More by roblund
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DCon

Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 1 PINT 9.4 Fl. OZ. - 750 ML bottle of this from Binny’s in Lincoln Park (Chicago), IL for $9.99. Poured from the Black/Silver/Metallic Red labeled bottle into a 12oz Schlafly Tulip Glass. Has no sign of freshness date on the bottle.

Aroma- Tons of spices and coriander hit the nose first. A distant well balanced hop/malt combo is also around. Bit of yeast too. Good all around nose.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that has good retention. Has a deep copper colored body with a good amount of haziness. Leaves thick lacing behind.

Flavor- Very sweet with malt and fruit and then hops come into the middle of the drink. Sweetness seems to be thrown out because of the spices that make their way in towards mid-drink and take over. Smooth and has light-medium hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, Creamy, and leaves mixture of flavors on the palate but can hardly pick them out.

Overall Impression- A sweet version of the style, I wasn't too impressed with this one from the Bruery. I'm still trying to knock off all of the beers from this brewery off my list but am trying to miss those that aren't outstanding. Wouldn't necessarily go back to this one again...

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 16:40:26 | More by DCon
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kemoarps

Washington

3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a beautiful golden amber, with a pillowy white head that lasts and lasts and lasts. Hazy does not begin to describe the opacity. Pretty looking thing.

The nose is mild and slightly sweet. Theres an understated spiciness. The more i let it linger the more pleasant i find it.

The taste is somewhat muted. This is not meant to be a slight by any means, it works in this instance. Some musty yeastiness. It almost approaches As if its going to be sharp and spicy but never gets there. Its very accessible.

Very clean mouthfeel. A mellow crisp if you will. The more i dwell on it the more i like it

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 03:33:43 | More by kemoarps
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51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 0.5L Duvel tulip.

A: They certainly got the head and carbonation right on this one. Body is a cloudy light orange, great retention on the head.

S: Spicy fruity yeast aromas.

T: Yeast spice blends well with the hops on this one. Very nice fresh malt flavor in the finish. Sweeter than I expected.

M: Big and carbonated, as it should be.

D: Very nice twist on the Belgian golden with a more aggressive hopping.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 02:45:09 | More by 51mmz0rz
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Billed as a hoppy Belgian golden ale I'm pretty excited about this one; purchased from a local Whole Foods in Orange County. I didn't see any best-before date on it.

A - pale golden in color with a slight haze and lots of obvious effervescense. Even a careful pour leaves a fluffy three finger head that slowly dissipates to a single finger lingering head. Lacing is thick and solid.

S - nose gives some sour fruit and a bit of funk; it's fairly intense. Very slight floral character.

T - slight grassy hops attack over tart fruit, light bodied with a dry finish. Some lingering tartness and bitterness in the finish.

M - carbonation is smooth, and even somewhat creamy; less intense than the head initially suggested. Finishes clean and dry,

Overall is this a tasty Belgian Strong Pale. Less boozy and more fruit/tart flavors than others I've had (it's almost like a wild ale). Definitely one worth a try; I'd have it again!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 01:59:55 | More by DoktorZee
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a great cloudy golden straw. There is a huge amount of head that takes quite awhile to settle. Huge lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is yeast, spice, banana, lemon, honey, and basil. It's a really great mix. it's sweet and spicy, but it has a solid base and good mix of fruit.

T: Starts out sweet and yeasty. As the yeast settles, I get a bunch of banana and spice. Tons of basil, lemon, and honey shine through. I'm really diggin' this beer.

M: Medium bodied beer. Tons of Belgian qualities right off the bat, with some fun fruits in the middle. The finish is tart and yeasty. It lingers for a bit, but nothing excessive.

O: I'm sincerely enjoying this beer. It's a wacky mix of old world and new school. Big Belgian yeast and lots of citrusy hop profiles. It's pretty darn good. I'd drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 21:49:57 | More by trxxpaxxs
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-30-2012 13:51:39 | More by DrunkinYogi
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-29-2012 13:56:15 | More by baybum
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-28-2012 06:14:20 | More by GRG1313
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beerhorn12

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-25-2012 03:13:19 | More by beerhorn12
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Cornish_Heat

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

06-24-2012 00:05:14 | More by Cornish_Heat
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

06-23-2012 01:34:35 | More by captainbearcat
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Swervine44

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-22-2012 03:58:52 | More by Swervine44
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rogerthegill

Oregon

4/5  rDev 0%

06-21-2012 18:21:58 | More by rogerthegill
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vonnegut21

New York

3/5  rDev -25%

06-19-2012 14:43:21 | More by vonnegut21
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very large white frothy head with nice lacing on a slightly hazy deep golden body.

S: banana and lemon citrus, light corriander and herbs, light yeast as well. Not getting much in the way of hops but this bottle is 4 months old unfortunately.

T: sweet citrus with a subtle tanginess in the background. Very nice yeast content. Hops are herbal which compliments the mild corriander. The hops also add a little bitterness and earthiness.

M: lighter side of medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very drinkable with just the right amount of hops on a well made belgian base beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 00:23:22 | More by kylehay2004
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quirkzoo

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Courtesy of ehammond1, thank you sir.

Pours golden yellow with a seemingly infinite amount of white head that keeps cascading out of the Bruery tulip.

Smell is straight up Belgian Pale. Good balance of Belgian yeast spices and nice aromatic hops. Some definite citrus notes, with spicy cloves behind, some vegetal hop notes (grassy, fresh greens) pretty light malt character with some light pilsner flavor.

Taste is nicely balanced, the hops are a bit stronger on the palate.

Mouthfeel is dry and refreshing, very easy to drink. I had no idea it was 8.5% when drinking it, feels much lighter than that.

Overall this is a solid American made Belgian style pale ale, definitely worth checking out if you like the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 22:37:33 | More by quirkzoo
Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,359 ratings.