Mischief | The Bruery

1,832 Ratings

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of tigg924
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, hazy, light yellow in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: funk, grass, and big grapefruit

Taste: grapefruit mixed with some Belgian spices and light grass

Mouthfeel: bitter start that gets slightly more bitter as throughout, light bodied with medium carbonation

Overall: Grapefruit juice is the star of this BSPA. If you like that flavor, you should love Mischief. While I like it, I am not in love with it, so I am good with just one glass.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first beer from The Bruery, going in as unbiased as possible. For lack of a tulip or a snifter, I'm pouring this into my Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields about four fingers of towering frothy white foamy head with excellent retention. The head hangs out pretty much the entire time. Leaves giant white sheets of lacing on the glass. Cloudy, murky, lemon colored body.

S - Smell is of fruity Belgian yeast and malts. Pineapple, lemon, light hops, some earthiness and some grassy qualities. Slightly underwhelming aroma, I had higher expectations.

T - Taste is sweet, fruity, and tart. Some earthy grassy hops, slight bit of funky yeast, and bready biscuit malts. Juicy tart pineapples comes through the strongest for me.

M - Feel ends dry, with a hint of tartness hanging on. Body is crisp and light.

Overall, it is a smooth, clean, and palatable beer, but just doesn't bring very much action to the table in my opinion. I'm enjoying the fruitiness and the hops, and while I'm not a big fan of Belgian style beers to begin with, this beer is highly drinkable. Not a beer I will try again, but I'm glad to have tried it.

The Bruery Mischief ---4/5.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of lsummers
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks brilliant with a cloudy golden hue. Has an eggshell white head that is fluffy yet dense.

Smells of a touch of Belgian yeast with some floral hay and a soft banana/pear quality. Touch of citric/piney hops.

Tastes of the piney grapefruit is mixed with some banana and pear with that fresh cut hay note. Hops make it bite while the clove/pear/banana smooths out the finish. Belgian yeast is very apparent. There is a touch of an alcohol note towards the end. Aftertaste is a creamy malt with that hop touch hanging around.

Mouthfeel is fairly carbonated yet creamy enough to denote its not a session Belgian pale.

Overall, a good example of Hopped up Belgian pale ales. The alcohol note was a bit of a distraction for me. One to try.

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Photo of MRsojourner
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

lacking a bit in the aroma but you get some mild pils and yeast aroma.
initial taste is a mirage of fruits but most notably pear followed buy a good blend of earthy/spicy hops that perform there duty by balancing out the fruity taste and esters given off by the yeast. the beer does give off a little bit of alcohol warmth as well. the beer finishes dry but has a medium mouthfeel that is rather creamy. very enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Part of a nice haul from a store in Colorado Springs. My first offering from this brewery and one that I am excited about.

A- Poured from a 750 ml into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a dense hazy golden with a fluffy 3 finger head that seems to stick around forever. Wonderful lacing. Very appetizing look here.

S- Citrus hops, lemon grass hops, a little earthyness, belgium yeasts, with a touch of spice. Hops seem to be what I am getting myself into here.

T- Follows nose well. Hops throughout. Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon grass. Subtle tart flavor with pepper and a little musk of the belgium yeast character. Very tasty indeed. The hop profile takes the lead, but a balance remains.

M- Crisp, drinkable, smooth. Buttery. A perfect mid body feel. Dry finish.

O- I do enjoy this style of beer and this is a fantastic American hoppy version. A nice level of intense hops without sacrificing much of the Belgium aspects. Went really well with the Carolina Honey baby back ribs that I grilled up.

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3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Slightly chill hazed amber with a puffy white head.

Smells strongly of flowers and apples with a slightly musty yeast aroma. Lemon marmalade malt scent. Hops are predominantly lemon.

Starts out mildly sweet with a yeasty bread flavor. Slight onion and apple flavors. Mild bitterness. Detectable presence of alcohol. This one tastes a little funky.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK beer but a little funky, that onion flavor throws it off a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Molson2000
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Lots of yeast in the aroma with a bit of funk. Okay body, but the beer is a little bland. Funk aroma does stand out in the flavour. Not a whole lot of fruit or flower in the taste. Maybe it is old, but I expected more lighter notes of citrus fruit than the heavy funk that i do get.

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Mischief from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,832 ratings
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