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Mischief Gone Wild - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
82
good

140 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 14
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 03-23-2011)
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
Photo of flayedandskinned
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

flayedandskinned, Jan 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Callmecoon, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat as well as some oranges, lemons, alcohol and graham crackers. Very interesting and very nice.

The flavor is just as good. I get a lot of brett and leather notes as well as some lemons, wheat, bread and orange citrus notes. The dryness from the brett and the juiciness from the citrus fruit meld very well together.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Clear, golden yellow with a big white foaming head that lasts and lasts, though there isn't much lacing left.

Belgian, tart, somewhat musty, yeast plays the largest role in this beer's aroma along with a huge amount of citrus hops and bready malt. A full and simple aroma, though done exceptionally well. It's perhaps a tad more funky and hay-like than the typical Mischief, but still remarkably similar.

The flavor follows the nose nearly identically: the wild yeast, strong citrus and floral hops are the dominant flavors, along with bready malts. Incredibly well balanced; this beer is not overly bitter, overly hoppy, or overly yeasty, just a terrific, simple, balanced, effortlessly enjoyable beer.

Medium mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation (meaning: a lot).

A near flawless (wild) BSPA.

ehammond1, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really cool bright yellow appearance, big frothy tiny bubbled white head. Really, the perfect bpa appearance in my book. Aroma was largely muted, didn't get much brett funk sour aroma going, didn't pull out much in the way of hops, or even Belgian yeast. Mild citrus accompaniment.

Taste, mildly sour, less funky. Hid the alcohol amazingly well. Spritzy carbonation melded with the light bubblegummy yeast flavor that imparted no clove flavor. Decent hopping for a Belgo.

Mouthfeel stays dry and alcohol free. A relatively complex beer that doesn't hit you over the head with any particular component. Went great around the pool on a 84 degree day. Almost somewhere between a saison and a belgian pale. For those who want it more tart, stir in the yeast from the bottom, my last glass of this was far more pungent than the rest of the bottle.

Beerandraiderfan, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of 01001111
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01001111, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Sammy, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Scalene for this one. By way of light whale BIF 2. Poured from a 750ml capped bottle into Lost Abbey stemware.

A: Standard pour yields a massive 4 finger frothy white head with great retention. Beer is a clear bright goldenrod. Lacing is thick and patchy with good stick. Appropriate for the style but the head is almost too much.

S: Nose is citrus, lemon, and big Brett notes as well as Belgian yeast and a sweet, subtle biscuitiness. Aromatic and even a bit soapy at times. Not like your typical BSPA but appetizing nonetheless.

T: Opens lemon rind, citrus fruit, pineapple, and a strong Brett funk undertone. Middle is cobwebs and a strange soapiness mixed with coriander and a typical spicy Belgian yeast taste. This beer acts like it wants to be a Saison. End is a floral and herbal bitterness mixed with more citrus fruit sweetness. Finish is citrus. Aftertaste is a slightly bitter yeastiness mixed with more citrus fruitiness. Decent, but strange.

M: Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Lively in the mouth but silky and warm with some rough edges going down. Finish is messy with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Not as crisp as I would like but not bad.

O: I haven't had the regular Mischief but if this beer is any indication, it has potential. Very strange and completely unlike your average BSPA but enjoyable and refreshing. Still though, a largely middle-of-the-road beer that no one is going to downright hate, but at the same time, won't blow your socks off.

SpeedwayJim, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of Desaparecido
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Desaparecido, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of huskermike12
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

huskermike12, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really don't know why this is getting only a C+ at the moment. This beer is pretty tasty.

Poured into my Bruery Snifter. Pours a nice golden color with a head that formed a little too easy. Seems over carbed. It really foamed up but it settled down to a nice size head. Nice lacing.

Aroma is funky bret for sure. Nice hop aroma too. Little bit of Belgian maltiness. Smells great.

Taste is great. It's got a little bit of Bret funk but not as much as some other bret beers. It's nice and hoppy like regular Mischief and a nice maltiness. I like this version better than regular Mischief.

Mouthfeel is nice and dry. Not too carbed in the mouth as it looked coming out of the bottle.

Overall it's a great beer that deserves alot better than a C+. C+ on BA means a beer I don't even want to look at on the shelf. This beer is at least a B+ overall but for me it's pretty damn good.

PeprSprYoFace, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of hooliganlife
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a golden blonde with massive frothy white head. slow to dissipate and with iceberg chunks for retention.

very tropical and citrus fruit dominating. funky yeast and wheat.

bitter and fruity with a slightly funky backing. loads of hops through out this. picked up flavors of orange and tangerine.

tingle on the tongue and mild in the mouth.

overall, this is delicious! so easy to drink.

hooliganlife, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Crazydaddyo
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Crazydaddyo, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of bashiba
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured cloudy orange with a giant bruery style white pillowy head that lingers for ever and sticks to the glass.

Has a light sour smell along with some nice light west coast hop notes and a bit of a coppery quality.

The flavor is quite different a very classic style belgian pale in flavors. Its lacking any brett sourness that I would expect, its more dominated by some nice spicy yeast notes and a big grapefruity hop flavor. Hops are very fresh tasting for a beer that is retired.

The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated with a long dry finish.

Very nice Belgian Pale, could have used more brett, or maybe more time.

bashiba, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of IKR
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Golden yellow color. Thick white head that occurred even with a careful pour. The head was persistent. Way to go.

Smell: Light Belgian funk. Slight bready aroma with some faint grapefruit aromas (hops perhaps). Smells like the standard Mischief.

Taste: Citrus fruits with the hops coming through fairly strong. I can't get any taste influence via the Brett addition. I'm sensitive to hops so I'm wondering if the hop presence is muting any Brett presence for me.

Mouth-feel: Medium body with a spritz-y carbonation.

Overall: Call this a Belgian Strong Pale Ale like the standard Mischief and my ratings would go up quite a bit (I like Mischief and have gotten multiple growler fills in the past). But it's labeled a Wild Ale so I'm anticipating a sour or funky ale which I don't get with this one. I loved the Wild 57 that was served at the RS Initiation Party and was hoping this would be along the same vein. I really would like to get some standard Mischief and compare it with this one.

IKR, Apr 02, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this one with the Columbia crew on the bus this weekend! Served from bottle into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured golden yellow with a three finger pure white head that subsided to half a finger very slowly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, banana, and slight funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, banana, and funk on the followthrough. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The Brett really wasn't too pronounced in this one as I would have hoped. However, I could see this getting better with time. As said by another reviewer, I like this one better than Mischief as the funk aspect really ties everything together. Glad I got to share this with an awesome group of people during an awesome trip to Charleston!

thagr81us, May 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

GRG1313, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of NickT1218
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

NickT1218, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of EliotRosewater
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

EliotRosewater, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of SpdKilz
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes. Consumed about a month ago. Picked up at the Bruery Provisions (I miss California!).

Appearance – Pours into a SA Perfect Pint with a hazy golden, straw colored yellow. About a finger of white head is achieved.

Smell – Lots of spices such as clove and coriander, floral hops, a hint of fruitiness (slight lemon and orange peel), and just a hint of brett. Not as much as I was hoping for.

Taste – Ehh…I saw this beer at the Provisions and was hoping it was going to be a funk bomb. Honestly, it tasted like normal Mischief, yet worse? There was a hint of brett at the beginning, but it faded to the more spicy and floral notes which did not mix that well. Belgian yeast (which to be honest I don’t particularly enjoy) at the end.

Mouthfeel – Lighter bodied, crisp, decent carbonation, finishes dry.

Overall – Disappointed in this beer. Had higher hopes for it but it failed to deliver. I have one more of these and hope in time it may get better? We shall see.

SpdKilz, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of Boski
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Boski, May 27, 2014
Photo of n2185
4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden-yellow with four fingers of white head. Even after half an hour, there is still a dense white cap with a solid sheet of lacing--beautiful.

S: Some spicy Belgian yeast notes at first followed by light aromas of bubblegum and candy sugar. Some light fruit and citrus notes follow along with a subtle musty funk and lightly tart aroma from the Brett.

T: Similar to the aroma, some spicy yeast flavors and sweet candy sugar at first. Light citrus flavors follow along with a slight bitterness and a distinctive musky flavor from the Brett that blends well for a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

M: Medium-light body with high carbonation, this beer is nicely attenuated with a carbonation bite that works well with the light bitterness and Brett funk.

O: I'm quite impressed with this beer. The Brett makes it unique and blends really well with the other flavors of the beer rather than making it odd for the sake of being odd.

n2185, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +8.1%

hoppymcgee, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of EgadBananas
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to pitasoup for broadening my horizons!

Pours a nice, hazy golden color, with a monstrous white head...fluffy, pillowy, and it won't go away. Seriously, it's sticking to the glass in huge chunks! The nose has a light Bretty note, slightly funky, with some hay. It's also nicely hoppy with bits of pine and citrus. The taste is funky, but it's light. Floral and citrus hops, slight tartness. Feels light...real light. Fairly crisp, but has a slick and creamy texture to it.

For someone like me, who is pretty much a noob at Brett/Sour beers, this was pretty great because it was relatively tame, equally hoppy as it was funky, and very easy drinking. I can definitely see this as being a completely lackluster experience for a seasoned sour fan though.

EgadBananas, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of TheRealDBCooper
4/5  rDev +8.1%

TheRealDBCooper, Nov 16, 2011
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Mischief Gone Wild from The Bruery
82 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.