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Mischief Gone Wild - The Bruery

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 13
Gots: 53 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: t0rin0 on 03-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 147 | Reviews: 64
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2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Dusted off the old bottle from the corner of my cellar, popped it and filled my bruery luau glass from 2013.

A - brew pours a crisp, transparent yellow with a creamy cap of a zillion little bubbles holding hands. Lots of visible carbonation raced to the surface of the brew.

s - nose is not very bretty or belgian paley for that matter. Big burst of melon tartness. More sweet than sharp. Alcohol phenols.

t/m/o - a bit of a mess. Boozy melon crossed with tangy zesty fruit. It isn't awful but this isnt the kind of beer you want a 750 of to the dome and that is my situation so I can assure you I won't be finishing it. A bit syrupy, super rich in flavors but the booziness kind of kills it for me. Brett is not funky. Pretty meh offering and it seems like time didn't help this out much.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2011 Vintage
Poured into a Duvel snifter

Appearance: (3.75)
Pours a slightly muted and hazy yellowish orange with a massive, meringue like white head. The head has great retention and leaves plenty of web like lacing as it recedes.

Aroma: (2.75)
Quite the muted aroma, despite being bottled conditioned with Brettanomyces for 2 years; slightly tart pear, pineapple, lightly cheesy hops and wet card board. There is some ever-so-faint mustiness tucked beneath the hops and light malt, but it is really hard to tell if that is Brettanomyces or just more signs of extreme oxidation.

Taste: (3)
Lightly citrus-y hops land on your palate first before becoming easily over powered by cheesiness and wet cardboard. Some faint banana, pear and spicy clove esters from the Belgian yeast help distract from the overwhelming signs of oxidation. The beer finishes slightly tart and dry with the lightly bready malt backbone coating your tongue. lingering notes of pineapple, tangy citrus, cheese and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: (3.5)
Despite being 8.5%, the body is quite light with fine, prickly carbonation.

Overall: (3)
This is the Bruery's Golden Strong Ale, Mischief, but bottled with Brettanomyces. I was super excited to try this beer because I love a robust, fully mature Brettanomyces character. Unfortunately, I found hardly any of that character in this beer. The rustic, pineapple-y funky goodness that I normally associate with some aged Brett strains is hardly even present. Very disappointed.

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Mischief Gone Wild from The Bruery
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