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:
1,824
Reviews:
515
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
300
For Trade:
10
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is golden and moderately hazy with a towering white head, even after a slow pour. The aroma offers Belgian yeast, pear, apple, grassy hops, floral notes. Really tasty and teeming with flavor. Diverse characteristics. Fruity and hoppy with a touch of tangy bitterness to round things out. Not on par with Duvel Tripel Hop and other authentic and outstanding examples of the style, but a tasty beer nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Photo of CA_brewster
4.57/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Golden and crystal clear if you manage to leave the yeast sediment behind in the bottle. This brew is highly carbonated and has a crazy frothy head. I tried pouring carefully and still ended up with a good three to four fingers of head. The nose on this beer has that distinct belgian yeastiness about it with a good malt presence. The brew has some nice resinous hop aromatics coming through which go nicely with the belgian characteristics. Terrific aroma! Taste is primarily sweet like a malty apple cider but with a pepper kick and some definite tartness to it as well. A little funky. Pretty typical Belgian characteristics with a hoppy west coast twist. Some bitterness from the hops coming through on the finish. Very crisp and dry mouthfeel. Over all this was a great beer that i rather enjoyed.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kris_n
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared and poured in small tasting glasses. LOT"s of head on this one. Pour slowly, glass tilt and all. Good lacing all the way down. Appearance is a little cloudy and a nice light golden color. Some nose, but not very prevalent. Taste is good for a style of beer I don't normally go for. Some sweetness and a little acidic bite at the end. Sits on the tongue a little. Overall I personally probably won't purchase this again, but glad to have tried and tasted.

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4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

served in a small tasting glass. has a nice Belgian foggy appearance with tons of head. POUR SLOWLY. nose is not strong but the smell is good. no off flavors. taste is good but not as sweet as I would like. leaves little on the tongue but a mild sweetness and slight acidic bitterniss. lacing is very prevelant and carbonation is high. overall a decent beer. I would not buy it again at 12.99 but I also am not a big Belgian lover to begin with.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TheDoctor
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a sunny golden yellow that is hazy with yeast. It has a noticeably effervescent bright white head that pours huge (takes a few pours to fill my tulip) and settles down at about an inch. Great retention; nice, soapy lacing.

S:
Really in-your-face American-style hop profile. Citrus, ripe peaches, dough, white pepper, funk. Smells both Belgian and West Coast American.

T:
Slightly tart, chalky, hop-tinged, funky. Really caught me off guard with every drink. Quite tart with a strong medicinal hop bite that snaps you right out of the tartness. Gets dank and stanky in the middle but ends with a lingering yeasty sour taste and some tylenol-esque hop notes.

M:
Crisp and bright. Light body with a lot going on, but it is quite drinkable. There is a lingering aftertaste that wears on you a touch but it is fairly good.

O:
Pretty good one.
This is definitely a passable American take on a Belgian style. It has its weaknesses in my opinion, but is rather enjoyable on the whole. The beer pours looking beautiful like Belgians do and is quite nice smelling. There is lots going on aroma-wise, but it is all in harmony just enough to have a unified front. The taste is my main gripe with this beer. It is tasty and drinkable, but the differing flavors were all a little too abrasive both on their own and together to really tickle my fancy. It was both slightly too sour and slightly too medicinal. However, this seemed to mellow a bit as it warmed up (but that could be my imagination). Regardless, I was excited to try a beer by these guys and this one made me excited to try other ones.
Would probably have again; worth trying if you like American-style Belgians.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Mischief from The Bruery
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