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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Split with rudzud.

Huge fizzy bubbly 2+ finger head fades at a fair pace, decent fluffy lacing, hazy peach orange color.

Nose brings tons of fruit, apricot, canned peaches and canned pear from fruit cocktail, juicy fruit with a mild Belgian blond malt base, esters, little yeast spices, hint of phenolic booze, nice Belgian yeast esters. Unfortunately the fruit fades pretty quickly.

Taste stats with Belgian esters, fruity esters, big phenolic spices and little peppery booze, Belgian yeast mild funk and fruity esters mostly. Light blond malt and hint of sweetness. Over carbonated is distracting, with a weird abrasive fruit skin like feel. Mild apricot and canned peaches in the background that pops up and disappears quickly. Weird bitter tannic flavor on the the back end, and a strange almost fermented creamy flavor. Finish sticky sweet syrupy, more bitter tannins, phenolic booze, esters, and mild bland fruit.

Mouth is med bod, way too much carb, weird abrasive feel.

Overall meh. Started OK but the fruit disappeared way too quickly, and the rest was quite meh.

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Reviewed from notes. 750ml bottle shared by Richard - thanks.

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a solid one-inch thick white head which fades to the rim and leaves splotchy lace.

N: Belgian ale yeast, wheat, grassy, lemony, herbal, fruity - but can't pick out the apricots directly.

T: Kinda weird flavors of clashing yeast and fruit. Not sour at all.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes dry, yeasty, some mild peppery spice.

O: Not what I was expecting at all. Fairly weak fruit and not integrated.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 05/17/14 notes. Got 1 bottle of this in the RS this year. 750ml bottle poured into a snifter.

a - Pours a hazy, bright orange-yellow color with three fingers plus of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident. Head lasts a while, lots of lacing. Looks good.

s - Smells of spices, yeast, brett, apples, apricots, fruity malts, bready malts, and some floral notes. Nice nose. Little heavy on the spices for me, but the apricots and brett both come through too, which is nice.

t - Tastes of spices, pepper, yeast, apples, fruity malts, apricots, floral hops, earthy notes, and very light brett. Lots of pepper, more than the nose, and less brett, but nice.

m - Medium body and high carbonation. Highly carbonated but nice, crisp, and refreshing.

o - Overall a nice, eays drinking crisp Belgian ale. I would have liked more of a presence from the brett and more apricots, and less spices and pepper, but if you like that in your beers you'll probably like it a lot. Worth checking out.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml into matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a golden orange with excessive white froth that fills the glass and lasts with a white topping.

Smells fruity like apricot, pear, apple and yeasty belgian phenolics like clove with a hint of wheat.

Tastes yeasty with clove and fruits like apple, pear and apricot. Slight herbal bitterness and grainy finish somewhat bread-like.

Medium in body with excessive carbonation that is way overdone. Tastes like filmishmish but they ran out of fruit.

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Mischmishmish from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 133 ratings