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Mischief Gone Wild - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
83
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136 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.01%
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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AgentZero

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

02-11-2012 03:52:03 | More by AgentZero
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-07-2012 03:27:04 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-06-2012 21:02:33 | More by kjkinsey
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22%

02-03-2012 00:45:24 | More by kevgod
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KevinBrewer

California

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- I let the beer warm out of the fridge for 15 minutes or so, and it was 99% foam after a gentle pour. The foam quickly transformed into beer though, with a half-finger cap that stuck around for awhile, leaving patches of lacing behind. Golden color with some orange hues. First pour is clear, and it gets cloudy after that.

N- Wheaty malt and sweet grain with cracker-like notes. Juicy tropical fruits, melon, soft citrus, and a touch of honey. Just a hint of funk and ephemeral wisps of peppery alcohol.

T- Clean, honey-kissed malt backbone with tons of juicy citrus, light tropical fruit, and a mild herbal hoppy bitterness. Full of tannins. Not harsh in any way, it just makes your tongue feel like a desert that soaks up rain without getting wet. There's a light tart quality, some woodiness, and moderate spice as well. The funkiness is very minimal, but it does add a subtle layer of complexity.

M- Oddly thick (from tannins?), on the full side of medium-bodied, chalky, with fizzy carbonation and a dry astringent (not harsh) finish. The beer tastes best if you give it a hard pour to drive out some of the carbonation.

O- Overall, a really interesting beer. Thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking. You can definitely tell it's from the Bruery, which is a compliment.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 05:58:49 | More by KevinBrewer
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-31-2012 14:32:50 | More by sideshowe
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice pale straw golden color with some slight orange hints abound. Quite hazy. There is a nice billowing dense white head with some creaminess to it. The retention is quite nice. It last forever and the head is pretty sticky.

Juicy notes up front with some vinous notes and some nice pear and apple. Very citrusy and tropical as well. Orange and slight grapefruit notes as well as a very nice herbal and grassy hop notes. There is definitely some barnyard funk in there on the back end. Nice malty grain notes as well. There is some nice hops to this beer.

Taste is nice and hoppy with nice grassy and herbal notes. Slightly funky and Bretty. Some awesome juicy notes as well some orange and pear/apple. The hops give it a nice citrus note. Very yummy and easy to drink with a nice crisp dry finish. There is a slight piney resinous finish to the beer as well as some nice dry bitterness. As the beer warms the hoppy notes really begin to shine some more with nice citrusy notes shinning through.

Good offering from The Bruery which is one of my favorite breweries out there. Nice and hoppy with some nice funk in there and some nice crisp carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 23:55:28 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Cinderbike

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-28-2012 07:59:54 | More by Cinderbike
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-27-2012 18:04:24 | More by roblund
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-19-2012 13:16:26 | More by sholland119
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drummermattie02

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

01-09-2012 15:12:01 | More by drummermattie02
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clarkenstein

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-08-2012 21:00:34 | More by clarkenstein
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into tulip - thanks to gcphilli

Pours a clear golden color with a humongous white head that threatens to overflow onto the counter. Clumpy lacing on the glass with ridiculous retention - it takes forever before you can actually drink the beer.

Funky and yeasty in the nose with hints of fruit. Floral hops and citrus peel with softer tones of spice. Slight hint of warmth.

Soft floral hoppiness up front with hints of orange peel. Tropical notes with pineapple and sweet fruit. Funky yeast with faint tart tones which lingers on the tongue. Mild malt backbone with some biscuit tones and honey sweetness. Finishes with some lingering funk, warmth, and bitterness.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, somewhat creamy and smooth on the tongue. Pretty drinkable and tasty beer, although I think I might prefer the regular version.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 05:33:49 | More by xnicknj
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 00:19:05 | More by hooliganlife
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-31-2011 18:37:24 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-31-2011 01:56:32 | More by jophish17
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Sideswipe

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle

The beer pours a deep, hazy golden color. Dense white foam climbs rapidly up the glass and overflows onto the counter. The head recedes a bit, but looks like the majority of it will stick around for a while. Aroma of Belgian yeast. Brett is largely absent from the nose. Tastes of pale malt, Belgian yeast and mild hops. Slight Brett presence lurks in the background, but adds little in the way of sourness. Feel is medium with a prickly level of carbonation. Like almost all of the Bruery beers ABV is well masked. This brew is easy drinking and pretty tasty. Although I don't think I like it more than the base beer by itself.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 08:04:15 | More by Sideswipe
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-17-2011 01:48:26 | More by THECPJ
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gford217

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Pours a bright clear golden yellow with a massive fluffy white head that recedes a bit but leaves a hefty clump of foam in the middle fed by bubbles from the bottom.

The aroma starts with some juicy citrus with oranges and tangerines. There is a hefty Belgian yeast character as well with some light spiciness. The Brett is present but subtle.

The taste has a bit more brett than the aroma, especially in the finish where there is a lingering funk. The Belgian yeast is prominent with some spices and fruity esters. The fruit is also present in the finish with a citrus bitterness.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonation, almost effervescent, and extremely active on the tongue.

This is an interesting iteration on Mischief but the brett really doesn't add much for me and I actually prefer the base beer to this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 02:06:39 | More by gford217
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MikeRMII

California

5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-06-2011 04:00:54 | More by MikeRMII
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beagle75

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, dark golden color with over two fingers of persistent off-white foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Pithy grapefruit suggests dryness, with a trace of garlic. Tartness is also hinted at. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins dry, with early hop aromatics that capture the quality of grapefruit peel reasonably well. Acidity is not intense overall, but it is intensely citric, adding to the grapefruit appeal. There are other aromatic flavors early that are lively and savory, but hard to pin down exactly. The middle is brief with a flash of bready pale malt, while the finish sees the arrival of some late brettanomyces character. The wild yeast here is very well-behaved, lending mustiness as well as a touch of savory umami. Bitterness is mild and alcohol is never detected.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, soft and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Interesting, but not necessarily more interesting than regular Mischief. It has a collection of fairly lively citrus qualities, but surprisingly restrained brett that shouldn't be so surprising since a similar lack of aggressive yeast qualities have been encountered in other specially-prepared Bruery beers of the past.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 13:32:45 | More by beagle75
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bashiba

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 01:01:14 | More by bashiba
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-27-2011 06:20:13 | More by djrn2
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-25-2011 02:50:55 | More by Exiled
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johnbjaeger

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-25-2011 02:04:50 | More by johnbjaeger
Mischief Gone Wild from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.