Mischmishmish | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
After brewing one of our fruited sour ales, we found ourselves with a few too many leftover apricots in the fridge. Rather than start a smoothie company, we decided to create this unique take on the popular Belgian-style golden ale. The addition of apricots strikes a lovely balance with our fruity house yeast, yielding a delightfully mishmishchieveous ale. Effervescent, delightfully fruity, yet surprisingly dry, this is a great beer for the upcoming, warm Summer months.

Added by Igotmypistola on 04-22-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by 2beerdogs:
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Well I went into this thinking about, Filmishmish. Let it be known that I'm a bit hit and miss on sours. Having said this, I absolutely love Filmishmish, and while Mischmishmish is good, it's no Filmishmish.

The nose grabs you by the collar and tempts you..."I'm apricot, smell me, feel the fuzz. Love me." OK sorry this is getting a little too much. Anyway, the nose is stunning.

The taste does not follow the nose's lead. It's good, but the apricot is subdues, with some champagney notes. Mouthfeel is golden, lite.

Finish is a bit dry, again very lite on the apricot.

Overall, pretty good. Maybe would've iked it a bit more if I wasn't prejudiced by the amazing Filmishmish. Probably set very high expectations. So, to end this ramble...It's pretty good, worth seeking out, and I'm glad I tried it. Glad I got a few more to sit on and try again.

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2014 Vintage
Sampled: Bruery Tulip

Appearance: Cloudy golden yellow color with a large white head that slowly faded to a thin ring.

Smell: Apricot notes,some bready aromas, and a touch of musk.

Taste: The tart Apricot notes from the nose come through along with some grainy/bready notes. The beer finishes fairly dry with the Apricots faintly in the background. The apricots come through more in the nose than the taste profile.

Mouth-feel: Medium-bodied with fairly high level of carbonation.

Overall: I was hoping this would feature apricots in the taste as much as the 2014 Filmishmish but it was not to be. This was still a good spin on the standard Mischief.

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A: poured into a Duvel tulip to a cloudy gold topped by a monsterous dense and rocky white head with excellent retention and lacing
S: smells fruity and slightly sour with some spicy yeast notes as well. slight hints of funk as well
T: Taste is apricots with a slight sourness, fruity esters and spicy yeast with some mild funk. swallow is slight alcohol and medicine with more apricots and yeastyness with a bit more funk
M: this beer is fairly light on the palate with strong carbonation and a semi dry finish
O: Interesting and delicious. It follows the style well and has good flavors. Not sure if I want to lay my other bottle down for awhile or drink it fresh.

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A-Cloudy yellow orange, very carbonated, two finger fluffy head.

S-Grass, wheat, lemon, spice, some apricots, not much funk.

T-Grass, lots of the mischief coming through. Rather like a saison, some lemon very mild apricot.

M-Lighter, well carbonated, crisp finish.

O-Too much of the mischief, not enough apricots or funk. Either more would be better.

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Mischmishmish from The Bruery
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