Mischief | The Bruery

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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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a bomber into a Sam Adams cup

A - A hazy, cloudy, bubbly, straw colored yellow, with a huge white head that wont go away

S - REEKS of Belgian yeast, sour, citrus, maybe some peach, pineapple? spice, bubblegum, phenol, slight alcohol, nothing mind blowing here, smells like any other belgian brew...

T - Tastes like it smells, only the flavors are all muddled together and I am unable to make a distinction between them. It's just so over powered by the yeast, I taste no malts, nor hops. Again, just tastes like any other belgian.

M - Overly carbonation, crisp, medium body, leaves a sour, numbing, coating on your tongue

O - I have been so tired of this style, that I have pretty much stayed clear of anything that says Belgian, on the label. I have tried SO many and still can't understand why ppl love it so much. The yeast is so overpowering, that you can't even make an assumptions of the type of malts/hops the brewer used. I've heard great things about The Bruery, and was hoping they would bring my love for belgian brews back to life. Sadly, Mischief did not do so... I also bought Saison Rue and Autumn Maple, I'm REALLY hoping they can make up for Mischiefs upset.

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

Serving Type - 25.4 0z bottle

Appearance - Light pear/apple juice yellow with a monster 3+ inch fomay head, and tons of lacing.

Smell - Hops, loads of spices, lemon, corriander, banana, citric, yeasty, lots of sugars, honey, pear, farmhouse/saision funk.

Taste - First sip is what i expected, hoppy with loads of spices and belgium yeasts. Funky, citric and sweet, the yeasts add more sugars. Honey, banana and lemon are a main flavor. Has a nice sour finish. Very earthy, grainy, much like a saision. Grassy, herbel notes round this great beer out.

Mouthfeel - Lots of flavors, tounge gets the sugars, hops and grainy flavors. The palate gets more yeasts and a sour flavor. Alcohol warmth slighty creeps out. The aftertaste is dry, sour and yeasty.

Overall - Fantastic, really fun to drink, loads of flavor, and light enough to enjoy, not wreck your mouth. Love the funky belgium yeasts that add a sourness along with the sweet sugars and hops. Decent price, well made beer, for sure try it.
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Mischief from The Bruery
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