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Mischief Gone Wild - The Bruery

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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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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

2beerdogs, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of kscaldef
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Epic Bruery sour/wild tasting, 3/4/2012

Lots of carbonation, nice head formed. Lots of classic Belgian esters in the nose. Taste is earthy and malty with spicy hop accents. High carbonation. Not terrible wild, but you can definitely pick out a bit of brett in the earthy aspects.

kscaldef, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +8.1%

John11486, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
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
Photo of AgentZero
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

AgentZero, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Texasfan549, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +8.1%

kjkinsey, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of kevgod
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

kevgod, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of KevinBrewer
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

KevinBrewer, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of sideshowe
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

sideshowe, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

JoEBoBpr, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Cinderbike
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Cinderbike, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of roblund
4/5  rDev +8.1%

roblund, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of sholland119
3/5  rDev -18.9%

sholland119, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of drummermattie02
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

drummermattie02, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of clarkenstein
4/5  rDev +8.1%

clarkenstein, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

xnicknj, Jan 08, 2012
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
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

coreyfmcdonald, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jophish17, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Sideswipe
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Sideswipe, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +8.1%

THECPJ, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of gford217
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

gford217, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of MikeRMII
5/5  rDev +35.1%

MikeRMII, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of beagle75
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

beagle75, Dec 01, 2011
Mischief Gone Wild from The Bruery
84 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.