Mischief | The Bruery

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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
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pDev:
10.03%
 
 
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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ahypercube
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As with Share This Mole, poured from a 750 ml bottle, with simple but elegant decorations, into a goblet.

L: Even with a gentle pour, a thick layer of foamy bone-white rises to sit atop the surface of the hazy golden body. Through the liquid, blurry shapes and lights can be detected, but it is fairly opaque.

S: Unique and enticing. Typical Belgian yeast notes of spicy clove and white pepper covering an overripe banana, but following that, zesty hop character takes center stage, introducing juicy pear, quince, tart plum, mango, and honeydew, with a finish of dried sage.

T: It tastes much tarter than it smells, so if you're hoping for the syrupy texture and richness of a Belgian Tripel, you can stop here. This is more of a hybrid between a light Dubbel and a West Coast IPA.

Tasting notes start with tart quince, asian pear, and some plum, then a blast of warming clove and the associated astringent bitterness. After that, I don't taste much besides the clove and white pepper, almost completely dominating the sweetness from mango and banana. Finish is borderline eternal, and it's really boring, with just clove and sage lingering for over 15 seconds after a sip.

F: It has a satisfying medium bodied texture, but despite the tartness, there is almost no bite to speak of. Not what I'm looking for in a hoppy Belgian ale, personally.

O: Nice attempt. It would make an awesome candle, but I can't even think of a cheese to pair it with. Too perfumey and unbalanced on the palate. I give it a C+

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Photo of mchegash
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBoneJones
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden pour into a Bruery tulip glass, reasonably creamy head.
Smell is herbal and malts.
Taste is a mixed herbal Belgian bouquet with pleasant hoppy undertones. Somewhat sour, and there’s a slight hint of honey. All in all that makes it seem a fairly complex beer.
Feel: medium body/ medium carbonation. Slightly sticky. Finishes with a zesty herbal zing.
Pretty tasty stuff. Somehow seems odd having come from a can, but then again, any beer is better off when it comes out of a can.

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4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

A cloudy Albert on color with a white head. Fruity with apricot and Belgian character. Flavor is sweet with stove fruit, and a touch of tropical fruit flavor. Medium light body, with fairly high carbonation. Overall pretty tasty.

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4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fern22
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice golden opaque pour with a healthy amount of foam. Smell is sweet and slightly hoppy. Reminds me of honey almost. Taste is over lightly sweet and bitter. A bit bready and wheaty. There are some fruit notes as well as one would expect form the addition of hops, but they really don't add that much to the flavor profile. Goes down very smooth, but doesn't seem to have much body. Overall, nothing too impressive, but definitely a nice Belgian style and I would drink again.

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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
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3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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