The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #40
Ranked #11,322
3.99 | pDev: 9.77%
Sep 04, 2023
Oct 05, 2009
formerly known at Mischief #3

Mischief is a hoppy Belgian-style golden ale. This wickedly good golden ale is fiendishly dry-hopped with American hops to add a layer of complexity and mystery to its fruity, dry Belgian-style character. Citrus and resin diabolically combine with ripe melon, pear and slight peppery spice in a precariously effervescent mixture. Enjoy it, but you’ll want to keep an eye out. Gold Medal – 2016 Great American Beer Festival, American-Belgo-Style Ale.
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Rated: 4 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Sep 04, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by Beecham from California

Jul 03, 2023
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Reviewed by BalancingBrooms from California

4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Golden and crystal clear with two finger fluffy white head. Nose is earthy resinous hops with peppery Belgian yeast with floral overtones. Opens with a nice bitter earthy hops and grapefruit pith that folds into strong pear note with nice peppery yeast and ends with citrus pithy bitterness. Body is light to medium with medium carbonation. Ends dry with a lingering flora/pear and peppery notes. Overall a wonderfully balanced Belgian pale strong with lots of interesting notes from the hops and yeast and so dangerously drinkable.
Feb 11, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I had this on draft 2/2/23 @ the Hopleaf.

Semi-opaque orange appearance.

Big off-white head; frothy, tree-rung lace.

Orange citrus, banana & tangy lemon notes in the nose.

Smells great! Medium mouthfeel.

Banana, orange citrus & lemon flavors.

Citrus forward but balanced by the banana notes. Killer!
Feb 06, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by LA2ED7

Jan 09, 2023
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: It pours golden with a bit of hazing. It has a white head with good head retention.

Smell: It is quite hoppy with citrus and light tropical notes. There are some grainy sweet notes in the background with very light earthly elements.

Taste: The flavor is a bit different from the aroma in that there is stronger earthly elements in the front with citrus. There is also a bit of pine in the flavors with a bit of grainy sweetness, light tropical notes and grapes.

Feel: It has a medium body with a bit of sweetness and bitterness in the finish.

Overall, the flavors are abundant and work well together in the Belgian Ale sense.
Dec 27, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Hophazzard from California

Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The Brurey
Belgium Pale
ABV: 8.5%
Date: 08 Nov 21
The beer has a chance of it being past its prime. Using a goblet, I served the beer at around 48 degrees. The pour created a frothy and airy white one-fingered head. The head retention is decent and left bits of lacing on the glass. Charting the color, it is close to SRM 6, a deep golden yellow with amber hues. The clarity of the beer is clear, with carbonation bubbles visible. The appearance is above average with a lasting head.
The aromas are grapefruit, banana, floral, oranges, hints of cloves, and fruity esters. Nosing the glass a few times, I detect caramel, herbal, and a slight band-aid smell. I did not notice anything like cardboard or other aromas to convince me of something out of place.
Huge hoppy flavors of grapefruit, pine, orange and floral. Other flavors are cloves, bananas, herbal, caramel, and lightly toasted malts. The hoppiness in the beer has mellowed a bit, making it enjoyable. I would love to try it fresh.
The mouthfeel is sticky and tannic with a full finish. The body is medium and has medium-low carbonation.
I enjoyed this take on a Belgium Pale. Overall tasty stuff as usual from The Bruery.
May 22, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
can into glass
Quickly dissipating, creamy, white head. Translucent, medium gold with an orange tint. A slightly spiced, lemony malt aroma, with a touch of musty dankness. A bright lemon peel character, which includes a bite, dominates the taste and the finish. There is a touch of a floral and malt, in the back end of the taste, as well.
Feb 24, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by irishevans from California

Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Feb 03, 2022
Rated: 3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jan 10, 2022
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Very good but a tad too hoppy for my preference.
Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 4.17 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by pkalix from California

Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a clear golden color with a tall persistent fluffy head and a lot of lacing.

Smells of yeast , bananas and cloves. Tastes of the same plus malt with a mildly hoppy bitterness and a slightly warm alcohol finish.

Medium light body with light fizzy carbonation. Light clean mouthfeel.

This is a nice twist to the typical Belgian strong ale.
Nov 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Viaduck from California

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Crystal clear golden body topped with a beautiful white head that quickly resolves to a long lasting ring. Aroma: hoppy , citrus & fruit. Taste: a nice blend of salty, bitter & sweet. Flavors: a fairly complex mixture of bread, crackers, yeast, pear, apricot, apple, sweet hops, tangerine, grapefruit & citrus flavors. Initially dry but then the mouth waters after sensing the wide variety of flavors. Perfect amount of carbonation. I’m not a fan of hoppy flavors but I like this.
Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Mikeking99 from Florida

Sep 05, 2021
Mischief from The Bruery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1989 ratings