1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mischief - The Bruery

Not Rated.
MischiefMischief

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,398 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 69
Gots: 154 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,398 | Reviews: 463 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 51mmz0rz
51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +5%

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.

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

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!

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

New York

4.28/5  rDev +7%

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.

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev 0%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -25%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

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

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

06-13-2012 22:37:33 | More by quirkzoo
Photo of sbanacho
sbanacho

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

06-13-2012 03:58:14 | More by sbanacho
Photo of Rickythejeweler
Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-12-2012 23:09:07 | More by Rickythejeweler
Photo of stephenjmoore
stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -15%

A- Golden, semi-transparent body with a huge frothy white head.

S- Belgian yeast, citrus, fresh grass, a hint of hops.

T- Hops come through more in the taste than the nose. Belgian yeast dominates the taste, with an alcohol presence at the end.

M- Medium body, good carbonation, somewhat of al alcohol "burn."

O- Something is off for me. I can taste way too much alcohol for a 8.5% beer.

06-08-2012 22:05:34 | More by stephenjmoore
Photo of hickmancase
hickmancase

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Mississippi

3.8/5  rDev -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. *

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

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

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.

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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


4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

California

4.28/5  rDev +7%

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.

05-30-2012 04:22:52 | More by Philousa
Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.