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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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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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4.07/5  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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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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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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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into my Bruery tulip. The top comes off with a loud "pfffft". Plenty of pressure still in this bottle.

A: Pours with a huge thick 3-fingers worth of foamy white head on top of a lovely pale but deceptively hazy/opaque brew.

When you look at this beer you can't believe it's not translucent. Then you try to look through it and you can barely make out your fingers on the other side of the glass.

Lots of carbonation rising from the bottom of the tulip.

S: Lemon zest, bread, yeast, and citrus hops. I've always found the lemon and the citrus to be so pleasant with this brew.

T: Taste follows the nose. Light and lively, with lots of lemon zest up front and bitter/sour/citrus hops on the back end. Somewhere in between notes of bread and yeast arrive and remain throughout the taste.

If I had to describe this beer in one word, I would choose "bright".

This is a very "light" beer, but yet has so much flavor in it that the word "thin" would be entirely inappropriate.

M: Light and lively, with lots of carbonation and lots of sour-lemon left on the finish.

D/O: An enjoyable, tasty brew, but one that after 12-ouncers or so, I'd personally prefer to switch off to something else. Certainly repeatable, but preferably not in one sitting.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle.
A: clear, amber color with amazing rocky head
S: full with cloves, yeast, spritzy, with pronounced malt backbone
T: good balance between malt and hops, very true to type, a bit more on malt side
M: well-balanced and highly drinkable

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Mischief from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 1,837 ratings
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