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Mischief - The Bruery

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1,331 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 62
Gots: 141 | FT: 5
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: 1,331 | Reviews: 461 | Display Reviews Only:
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hickmancase

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-08-2012 07:16:05 | More by hickmancase
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-08-2012 01:34:46 | More by eawolff99
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a golden yellow with a slight haze. Big billowing eggshell head (I even poured lightly).

S - Hops are floral and slightly lemon citrus, some clove spices are shining through. Bready malts.

T - Not overly hoppy or overly malty. There's a good balance with them both. Hops aren't as pronounced as some BPA's I've had.

M - High carbonation, light and effervescent mouthfeel. Finishes dry on the palette.

O - It's such an easy drinking beer and satisfies you in almost every way. Just a bit more hoppier and it would have been perfect with everything else that's going on in this beer.

* I read other reviews and this may be an older bottle. I'll never know. *

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 23:42:48 | More by cvm4
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denver10

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hay like yellow with a hefty, foamy white head and nice lacing. A smooth funky, mildly fruity tart, and sweet aroma. Flavor follows suit; incredibly smooth and balanced. A nice active, maybe medium bodied mouthfeel with a dry finish. Overall, a really nice Begian (strong) Pale Ale. Wonderfully put together.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 04:21:15 | More by denver10
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Lucasperea

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

06-01-2012 21:31:37 | More by Lucasperea
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-31-2012 04:16:36 | More by Stockfan42
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drjman


4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-30-2012 15:25:56 | More by drjman
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Philousa

California

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very light straw color, somewhat opaque. Big frothy head, as a Belgian Pale should be. Very active carbonation seen underneath the surface. Aroma is light. Citrus (lemon) and light spices, such as coriander. Complex for how light it is. A bit earthy - a little funky like my basketball tank top when I was young. Same spices as aroma are observed in the taste, acidic lemon and allspice is palpable. Wow, super dry. Would be good on a hot day with some water. Earthiness comes out in taste, mostly hops, which are great in flavor. Nectary/flowery (Hallertau?), but doesn't stick around in the finish, as it's too dry to be very bitter.

Complex, light, effervescent. This is about as good as an American Belgian Pale gets. Go buy one.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 04:22:52 | More by Philousa
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astebelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-29-2012 15:53:09 | More by astebelton
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 3/2012

Super huge white foamy head. Brew is light yellow with very slight cloudy haze. Nice sticky lacing.

Awesome Belgian esters. Lots of banana, clove, and spice. Hops have faded; they're more creamy, now.

Super big carbonation with mild heat. Big light banana flavor with heavy spice. Creamy flavors.

A bit of a mess of a brew, but still very good. Heavy spice and thick heat bring out interesting Belgian interpretations. Recommended. I would age my new one for 2-3 years...

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 02:23:27 | More by chugalug06
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled served in sniffer

A - Slightly hazy straw with huge 4 finger fluffy white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S - Floral hops, biscuity bready malts, spicy, coriander, citrus.

T - Follows the nose with an excellent balance of malt and hops and the spicy, citrus notes.

M - Mod-light body with high effervescent carbonation and crisp finish.

O - Really loved this one, a highlight from the Bruery, great summer beer shared with a great Dutch friend.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 14:44:38 | More by williamjbauer
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whatsajessica

California

3.25/5  rDev -19%

05-28-2012 06:58:35 | More by whatsajessica
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. The smell is also reminiscent of honey and some fruity yeast/hops. There is a grainy aroma that is slightly tangy which follows through in the taste. The hops don't carry through as expected, but overall it's very balanced and has a slightly grape-like aftertaste. This beer might be worth aging because the hops don't present nearly as expected and some time aging may file down the heavy 8.5%abv.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 22:28:42 | More by ThePorterSorter
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-26-2012 21:57:31 | More by sliverX
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Rudy

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-23-2012 03:53:37 | More by Rudy
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kevboat

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-22-2012 23:40:10 | More by kevboat
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served cold on tap at Choice City in a tulip glass.

Mischief is a pale yellow color with considerable haze. It has a short white head that settles quickly.

Aroma is mild and fruity with a funky Belgian yeasty character.

Flavor is more intense with sweet grassy lemon up front leading to a hoppy bitter tropical fruit finish. It finishes very dry which leads to the inevitable next sip.

Mouthfeel is well balanced but leaning towards the bitter end.

Overall a really nice version of the style. Just as good or better on tap as it was in the bottle, from what I remember.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 21:12:38 | More by GilGarp
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.2%

05-20-2012 02:47:24 | More by halo913
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demgoth

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

05-19-2012 05:14:17 | More by demgoth
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HalfFull

California

3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a globe glass from a capped 750 ml. bottle. Pours a clear golden with a thick and soapy white cap of foam. Offers good retention and lacing. Second half of bottle loses quite a bit of clarity.

Aroma is of spicy clove/pepper and lemony citrus through the foam, with some yeast notes emerging as the cap settles. Yeast remains a bit subdued throughout the process however, allowing the hops to take center stage. Warms to become quite spicy with a light soapy character.

Flavor of citrus and pear with a firm carbonation, some pale malts and a lightly sweet lemongrass finish. Pretty dry for the style yet the brew manages to mask its strength fairly well. Feel is a bit light once beyond the spritzy carbonation and the finish is a bit brief.

Overall pretty easy drinking ale, light and hoppy with a surprising lack of malt character in exchange, yet an interesting take nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 05:23:30 | More by HalfFull
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6%

05-15-2012 20:21:14 | More by ncstateplaya
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larbush

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

05-12-2012 00:58:18 | More by larbush
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a bright, cloudy yellow hue with a finger, finger and a half of fluffy white head; mediocre retention but decent lacing.

unique, zesty/hoppy nose with a touch of lemon, maybe grapefruit; yeast. however i feel the aroma is a little underwhelming in terms of strength. taste is predominantely resiny/piney hops, but some citrus is definitely there, too, along with the yeast and some spices. has a nice balance to it.

crisp, medium-bodied mouthfeel. historically not one of my favorite styles but i'm slowly warming to it.

original review on: 08-22-201

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 15:28:56 | More by BostonHops
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notalumberjack

Texas

3/5  rDev -25.2%

05-07-2012 17:14:29 | More by notalumberjack
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apintofknowledge

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

05-04-2012 22:02:15 | More by apintofknowledge
Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,331 ratings.