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Mischief Gone Wild - The Bruery

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84
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140 Ratings
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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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Sammy, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but I am not getting any sort of wild aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

djrn2, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of RS membership. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a mostly-clear apricot color with a huge fluffy white head and quite a bit of lacing. Great retention. The nose brings forward some nice stone fruits and a bit of straw. Also there is a good amount of earthy funk. Very nice. Flavor adds in a bit of alcohol, but otherwise nice funk. Light body and very dry. Slight booze. Overall, I am very pleasantly surprised by this one.

Thorpe429, Nov 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

zestar, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

nmann08, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Even a soft pour produces a massive head, with clumps of foam sticking to the tulip; the liquid was golden and hazy

Smell: Delivers a shortbread malt character, a perfumed sweetness, some lemony hops and just a hint of cheesy funk

Taste: Lemony hops, stone fruit and funky phenols, up front, with the malt detected on the nose taking a back seat through mid-palate; white pepper and coriander drive into the profile, after the swallow, with a moderate funky character lingering into the rather dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a flabbier than expected level of carbonation; slight warmth in the gullet

Overall: Interesting, but the flavors dance together in an awkward fashion, marking this as one the Bruery's less successful one-offs

Thanks, Madirish76, for the opportunity

brentk56, May 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Texasfan549, Feb 07, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a mikkellar flute,

amber with a nice amount of hazziness to it. An enormous head of white foam lifted up to a height of around three inches before settling down to a full inch of white and sticky foam that clung to the glass the rest of the session, nice carbonation streaking up from the inside.

The aroma was very solid. Nice light fruit notes, with a very well hidden Brett profile. Light grains and a touch of a fresh grass like hoppiness sneaking in as it warmed up. Light and delicate flavor with a crispness that was very nice. Clean with little in the way of funk showing up here. Light grains and some peach and pear/apple notes that were followed up nicely with the slightest amount of sour flavor, nice dry finish.

I think it needs some more time but is still quite nice

mikesgroove, Jul 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

kjkinsey, Feb 06, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a cloudy golden color with a rather large white head. Intensely floral on the nose and still decently hoppy. A lot of Brett and yeast with a moderate funkiness to it. Just a hint of fruit and a fair amount of bready malt. The flavor is quite bready with the same floral character, maybe a bit on the sweet side. Lightly fruity with a heavy dose of musty, funky, Brett flavor.

womencantsail, Jul 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

ygtbsm94, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

GRG1313, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, a lot of carbonation in this one. Pours with a huge, clinging, lasting white head. The body is a slightly hazy gold, more turbid toward the end of the bottle.

Interesting and very layered aroma. Aroma hops are still present, citrusy and herbal, but there's plenty of peppery spice from the yeast, pear, lemon and a moderate funk from the brett. A little leathery and earthy, with a dry malt backbone.

A very yeasty palate. Plenty of leathery barnyard funk, along with peppery phenols and citrusy/lemony hops. Alcohol is slightly noticeable, but not harsh. Pretty dry, the brett has really eaten up all the residual sugars here, though there's still some heft to the body. Finishes moderately bitter, herbal and a bit earthy/funky.

Pleasantly surprised by this one. Heard it wasn't too great to begin with, but the brett appears to have come out more with age and turned it into something very enjoyable.

largadeer, Jul 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

SocalKicks, Aug 06, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a Bruery tulip because I can. Beer is yellow with a mild haze, a big head, heavy carbonation, a little lacing, looks good.

Aroma is mildly sweet and lactic, smells fine.

Beer is thin on the palate, burns with carbonation, finishes a little dry, overall a decent beer but way way way way way overcarbonated. The head on this thing is out of control, whenever I return to it it seems like there is even more. Oh well, it was good enough to drink 750 mls of it and I'll likely drink more.

drabmuh, Jul 19, 2011
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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
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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 07/07/11 notes. Brought this one to a small get together at Thorpes. Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Fantome tulip.

a - Pours a hazy straw yellow color with two inches of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Leaves some spotty lacing on the glass, looks pretty good.

s - Smells of brett, Belgian style yeast, light fruit, light citrus and lemon, earthy notes, and bready notes. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of Belgian style yeast, bready malts, light sugar and sweet fruits, citrus/lemon, bananas, and brett. Some earthy notes again as well. Not as much brett as I was hoping for, but good.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very smooth and creamy. Very easy to drink.

o - Interesting reading recent reviews as they don't look favorable, but I liked this one. Some definite brett in the nose, and pretty easy to drink. Would have it again.

mdfb79, Jul 11, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled August 2011
A soft pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass produces a glass filling four-finger thick, pale tanned, off-white colored head; the head slowly subsides with a textured, rocky surface and lots of dense lacing that clings to the sides of my glass. The beer is a pale amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich gold hue when held up to the light. The nose smells nice an hoppy with lots of tropical fruit and citrus note; lychee, super ripe / floral tangelo zest, orange blossom notes, sweet Meyer lemon. There is also a solid, cracker like malt character with a touch of dried hay like graininess to it in the finish; it rivals the up front hops if you stick with the nose for a bit. I actually don’t get much sense of the Brettanomyces here in the nose at first, but there is a touch of pineapple that might be from this and there is a touch of phenolic and earthiness towards the finish.

Quite carbonated and prickly as it rolls across the tongue, the beer is also quite dry, which subdues the hop character substantially. The finish has a fair amount of bitterness to it, but also has some sharp phenolic character to it. After my palate adjusts a bit more of the hop character starts to become noticeable; it is quite floral, a fair amount of lychee, some tart tangelo, Meyer lemon zest, and some slightly moldy citrus zest (this moldiness is more medicinal phenolics than anything). The Brettanomyces is more noticeable in the flavor, though it is still a supporting character to the hops at this point; some medicinal and plastic notes linger in the finish as well as just a general a phenolic character. The vibrant malt character from the nose isn’t nearly as present in the flavor, though there is a soft, somewhat hay like, pale malt suggestion as well as some cracker like maltiness in the finish that is more noticeable if you are looking for it. The grain / malt character gets more noticeable as the beer warms up

This is quite nice, it isn’t the most complex beer in the world, but the ample hoppiness and kiss of Brett character make this an enjoyable experience; I really like how much fruit character the hops contribute to this beer. This is a big improvement over the base beer, as the Brett adds an extra complexity that was really lacking.

Gueuzedude, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

imperialking, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

yourefragile, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

orangesol, Mar 20, 2013
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Mischief Gone Wild from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.