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

Added by Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,819
Reviews:
510
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
299
For Trade:
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4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.09/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From Mikkeller Shop. In Teku glass. Playing The Last Door 2. Overrated.
Similar to a Troubadour Magma but much more expensive and with a stronger grassy bitterness that in the long run becomes tiresome. Body is on the watery side.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at the always fabulous Ginger Man, NYC.
Pours a hazy straw color that later reveals an orange hue. A dense foamy white head-very Belgian Golden Ale like-retains fairly well and leaves lacing.
Nice, pleasant and subtle complexity in the aroma. Lots of fruity sweetness; peach, pear and especially melon. Cracker and honey malt sweetness is punctuated by spice.
On the tongue it first drinks chalky and dry, with a gentle sting in the carbonation. The body is medium and smooth. There is a nice and soft lemon tartness in the finish. As the brew warms, it yields greater complexity in the flavor. The cracker malt and honey sweetness becomes more evident, as does the Belgian spice, fruity esters from the yeast, and a kiss of hops.
This is one of the best American made Belgian Strong Golden Ales I have had. It is complex yet smooth and very easy to drink. I liked it a lot.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RobertJBeer
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xXkolsch_throwerXx
4.79/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a tulip Duvel glass.

A: The budy is yellow crystalline with minimal white head and no lacing. Despite having a bad head, this beer's body is wonderful.
S: The aroma is wonderful as well since you can feel the near-Duvel hoppiness together with some brettonamyces. There's some fruity tones but not necessarily citrusy. This fruity touch brings some sweetness.
T: The taste is malty, citrusy and a bit of hops - you notice the freshness here is gone because the hoppy power is very mild but yet, the flavor is relentlessly good.
M: The body is unexpectedly medium high. For a "golden-hoppy" beer, I was expecting a very low density. Carbonation is medium although not visible. Bitterness is mild due to the lack of freshness.
O: I believe this is my first The Bruery beer, even though this is not fresh, I must admit I'm impressed.

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Photo of KCarr
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold from a bomber into a st bernardus glass. Nice hazy golden orange. Smells great with citrus, pear, apricot, hops. Love the combo. Real nice light hops taste mixed with the fruits. Not as effervescent as a lot of belgians I've had, but enough to know what im drinking. Dry on the finish. Smells a touch better than it tastes, but really tasty. As normal, really opens up as the temperature rises. Definitely going to buy this again.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mancavebeercouch
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one was tough, because everything about the "start" of this beer is great--but I am not a fan of the "finish." As you take your sip, you get a little light maltiness and some citrus, which is nice. The carbonation follows the sip all the way through--and is quite pleasant... (I read a review below of someone who doesn't like carbonation--but isn't that what you almost always get from a typical Belgian-styled Strong Ale or a Tripel-esque ale? That baffles me. If you don't like a nice fizz in your ale, stick to Guinness!). This ale finishes dry, which is typical for many beers of this style. And here is where I begin to compare Orval and its subtle bitterness with the hoppy and grassy nature of this ale. Its much less subtle (this the inspiration of the name of the ale? Methinks so). While this is very potable, the hoppier bitterness isn't something I'd seek out, as it takes it just over the edge of delicious and into "pretty good" territory.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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