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Mischief - The Bruery

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1,529 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,529
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 77
Gots: 177 | 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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Mcculler
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden beneath a soft whipped egg white head that refuses to dissipate, leaving chunky lacing on the glass.

Smells of papaya, under-ripe pineapple, green apple, lemon, pine, and yeast.

Taste follows smell, with yeast and sweetness big players. Bubblegum. Finish includes a green peppercorn spice note.

Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation to clean off sweetness.

Very fine beer from The Bruery. Wouldnt't mind some morebitterness or acidity to clean off the dominant tropical fruit.

Photo of jburchett
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 7/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy orange amber with an aggressive white head, about 1/3 of the glass. Nice Belgian spice aroma, somewhat sour. Whoa. Like a modest IPA crossed with a saison, a sour wild ale component with a hop kick without any noticeable hop flavors. Lots of bitter citrus. Obviously made well, but a complete miss for me with my least favorite aspects of the two dominant components.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally, a Bruery beer. Not any of the top beers but I grabbed up all three styles that Total Wine had like Gollum grabbing at the One Ring.

Pours with a huge, absolutely massive amount of head, a pint glass full of it. Finally got some actual liquid after a few minutes. Hazy dark yellow with some orange throughout. Head is off-white and chunky leaving decent lace. Big head production continued throughout the bomber.
Smell is malt, hops, spice and some banana. Good balance and decent complexity.
Taste is tangy, malty with spice, hops, alcohol, some citrus in hops form. Nicely balanced and complex.
Warming, medium-full body with a fairly upfront effervescence. Not an overpowering, in-your-face kind of carbonation but quite noticeable. Slightly drying finish. Malt & spice hang on in the aftertaste.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of jtierney89
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy bright orange hue with a GIANT head. Clingy bright white with lots of action type of head.

Lots of citrus, grapefruit, bitter coriander and spicy clove on the nose. Flavor profile is much the same but so concise. Lots of effervescence with a touch of alcohol heat. Flavor is prominently tropical fruit mixes with some earthy rustic characteristics. No layers just a big complex ball of flavors. Overall pretty good. Mischievous indeed since its so tasty and refreshing yet so high in ABV.

Wants to compete with trade winds but cant. Great beer on it's own otherwise but a bit of heat and a bit too floral and overly spiced.

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: This beer is a slight hazy gold, might be a littelr on the darker side of gold if you ask me. White head is f'n thick coming off at least two finger's length off the body.

Smell: Has a yeast aroma that comes off a little sweet to the nostrils. You put this glass down it hovers and yes that good.

Taste: Bitter hoppy with a honey feel. It improves after the first sip. Hops are in full effect.

Mouth: Medium to heavy, with very good after taste that super crisp.

Overall: Very good beer, definitely a step above of what I thought it was going to be. I picked this up on a whim and honestly will again. Hope you enjoy, Salud!

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of colforbin73
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of themind
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Mischief from The Bruery
90 out of 100 based on 1,529 ratings.