Mischief | The Bruery

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MischiefMischief
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,615
Reviews:
536
Ratings:
1,892
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Effervescent gold, soapy head and bouncy carbonation. Hops are pretty grassy on this one - I feel like many hopped Belgians have that quality, must be how it meshes with the Belgian yeast - though it feels a little watery & light.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heymikew
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden tan with a generous cap of white foam. There's a pleasant aroma on this, with a funky estery note. Lightly bitter, with some citrus and melon matching wits with the belgo-funk. Tasty.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iguanodon
3.19/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft at Buddy's Bites and Brews in Hayward CA. Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet malt, black pepper, banana bread. Taste is the same. A solid Belgian style but not outstanding.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brockrexius
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter. This rather nice ale pours a lightly
hazed golden amber with a nice head of white foam that settles to a
thick ring, thin subtle swirling pool, and shows some subtle lacing.
Nose of melon, pear, pineapple, subtle spice, and candy malts akin to
Belgian style DIPA. Flavors exceed the nose with light candy malts over
a herbal hop layer with notes of melon, pear, apple, white pepper, subtle
coriander, and hints of mango and shards of floral hops. Nice mouth feel;
medium body, medium light carbonation that is soft and inviting, and a
lightly dry finish.

Overall, a SOLID brew from a great brewery----also the name of my first
cat who lived 20 years who was just a sweet kind soul.

Cheers

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.39/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Well slap me across the ass and call me Willie; I thought that I had reviewed this beer before. Anyway, like a Kardashian in 5 inch pumps, it starts off appealing... but what happens when Mischief opens its mouth? Yeah, not exactly brain dead, but an intelligent beer this is not. Taste is of typical Belgian yeasts, hoppy at that, but there is an overwhelming soapy taste that is offputting like Kanye with a microphone in his hand.

Next!

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Photo of Suds
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This brew comes from a huge, thick, Belgian-style bottle. The beer itself is a deep gold color, with a tall, thick, white and rocky head. The aroma is full of fruit and spice, a bit of malt, and some tartness. Funky. The taste is smooth, with a real earthiness. Wonderfully full in body. This is exceptionally flavorful.

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Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure why this beer appealing to me so much. It was hoppy, but without being a bitter bomb. Citrusy, but not tart. Sweet but not cloying. Maybe, it was perfectly balanced?

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Photo of fitzy84
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Whetstone Station in Brattleboro, VT. The beer had a clear, dark yellow appearance with a bubbly head. Great, rich smells, such as a vanilla, grass, and grapefruit. The beer was pretty sweet with a full floral flavor. Lightly creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall, excellent aromas.

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Photo of Lucular
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid, dry-hopped citrusy saison. Pours a translucent golden color with nice lively carbonation. Somewhat on the sweet side with a mild breadiness. Very nice.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of onewayboogie
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDoc44
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerBeast
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2018-10-17
16oz can served in a pint glass. Packaged 08/28/18. Gift from @mr-jj.

Pours very slightly hazy golden with a medium sized head and lots of carbonation. Smell is mostly funky. Something slightly clovey about it.

Taste is slightly spicy, definitely funky, some straw or hay. Might have a little bit of a citrus background.

Mouthfeel is crisp. Overall, pretty good.

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Mischief from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,892 ratings