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:
10
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Ratings: 1,819 |  Reviews: 510
Photo of sgttibbs
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

Photo of churchillps
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A really nice beer. Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Clear golden yellow with a wonderfully thick white head and great lacing. The smell fruity and fragrant. The taste is of sweet apples, pears and lemons. Enjoyed it very much!

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

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

Bright yellow, hazy pour, big 1.25" white head. Aroma had some complexities, hoppy, yes, but also a good amount of citrus and mild spice rack feels.

One of my favorites, this is elite tier BSPA stuff. More than customary in terms of hoppiness and citrus. Dry body. Pale malt. The yeast contributes a solid amount of fruity-ness to the beer. I really should drink more of this stuff in the summertime. Extremely underrated.

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Photo of donspublic
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hoojAmAphut
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my favorite from this brewer. Not horrible though

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Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BMMillsy
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tedho21
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cherche
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BKotch
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cts309
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's a lightly cloudy medium-dark gold with an initial fizzy white head that quickly melts away. There are individual spots on lacing. The aroma is light, sweet from lightly toasted grains and just a hint of hops. The taste is much the same. The body is moderately thick, mostly smooth with just a hint of carbonation.

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Photo of shelby415
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mischief from The Bruery
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,819 ratings.
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