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

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formerly known at Mischief #3

Added by Halcyondays on 10-05-2009

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Photo of PeterIngemi
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml into a duvel tulip.

A- pours a very hazy golden with a hint of orange, massive 3 finger head, that lasts and leaves a solid amount of lacing, the head is almost white, just has a hint of straw color to it.

S- citrus, earthy, slight hoppy pine, light clove and hints of Belgian spice. Apple/pear, a nice aroma, not overwhelming in anyway.

T- citrus, apple, pineapple, a slight piney hop bite, banana, light bready ness, very well rounded, the Belgian yeast spice is there but not overwhelming. Nice

M- medium bodied and very bubbly, nice effervescence and a dry pine finish, the carbonation holds all the flavors together nicley and cleans the palate for the next sip.

O- a very good brew, not a style i usually enjoy, but this was very nice! Deffinaltly worth giving a whirl.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Destral
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of 12owls
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured hazy/foggy golden, nicely unfiltered. to the nose is definatly spice with piney-hoppy undertones, some fruit rind arouma follows. mouthfeel is carbonated with hops and spices playing nicely and a nice dry finish. and thats were you'll find the A.B.V, in the dryness, definatly dry hopped. all though well hidden it might just creep up on you. overall a great beer with all the right balances. wish i had a tulip glass for this one tho, i bet i missed out on some sexy lacing. but a pint works just as good.

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Photo of Modem_Tones
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TouchOfEvil
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of coldriver
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle pours a pale amber with giant bubbly head and massive lacing. Aroma is earthy, spicy belgian yeast. Flavor is light citrusy and peppery hops with typical belgian yeast banana/coriander flavor and a subtle dose of sourness. At 8.5% the alcohol is well hidden. Carbonation really dances on the tongue with nice dry finish. My first offering from The Bruery - not a big fan of Belgians but I'm coming around and I very much enjoyed this one!

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly murky honey color with hints of gold and orange. The head is large and a dirty white color that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell is hoppy, pineapple, grapefruit, with a hint of yeast and booze underneath.

Taste is quite different, not a punch of hops. The mellow citrusy flavor is present throughout the taste. There is a slight grapefruit pith bitter aftertaste.

Feels bubbly and light with lots of carbonation, and slightly boozy.

I enjoyed this beer, the flavor, while not bold and in your face is consistent and well done. Not a "whoa" kind of beer, but solid and tasty.


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Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle is a bit of a foamer. Poured into a tulip.

A - Pours with an obscene amount if foam, probably four fingers. Head has amazing retention and coats the glass with lacing.

S - Nice Belgian yeast aroma with a faint earthy funk. Also zesty and spicy in the nose. Very faint bubblegum. Nice.

T - Nice spicy Belgian yeast and hops up front, with some citrus, bread, a bit of earthy funk and slightly sweet bubblegum. A nice punch of hops on the finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with an earthy dryness throughout.

O - A very nice beer, though Duvel is still my favorite in the style. Still, a well made beer that I would definitely have again.

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Fermenticusrex
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasting note the bruery mischief
750ml bottle poured into mad elf tulip while watching flyers game
Aroma sweet malt, lemon

Appearance golden straw yellow

Flavor light sweet malt, lemon citrus, tart maybe metalic?

Mouthfeel/Drinkability perfect carbonation, bubbles on the tongue highlight the citrus.  Easy drinking 8.5%

Overall my first bruery offering, not my favorite style, but an excellent beer none the less.

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

750ml Bottle - received in a trade with iguenard

Appearance - Mostly clear yellow/amber colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, lemon, apples, clove/coriander

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of hops, lemons, and a touch of banana. There is also some good spicy notes.. cloves and coriander. It ends with a hoppy and spicy aftertaste.

Overall - Really good stuff. Very drinkable and a great balance of belgian flavours and west coast hops. It wasn't cloying and the booze was well hidden. I'd be happy to drink this again, especially during the summer months.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Mischief from The Bruery
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