Mischief | The Bruery

1,832 Ratings

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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: hazy light yellow. Big fat billowy head.
Smell: pungent yeast. Nice balanced spice. Not especially complex but very nice.
Taste: much like the nose. As advertised, crisp and dry. Balanced hop and spice.
Overall: nice effort. Not mind blowing but a good beer.

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3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: golden honey almost yellow; opaque
S: intense sharp mandarin, fruit cocktail, cardamom, sweet yeast,
T: massive full taste! But it's very tight with a narrow sour flavour range. Turns bitter, sour and alcoholic at the end. Not very pleasant.
M: lots of carbonation; medium full bodied
O: I respect the style but I'm not a fan of how aggressive and over the top this beer is. I waited till it warmed to the recommended 7C and that certainly helped but big is necessarily better. IMO.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours just slightly hazy blonde. Wonderful citrus, flowery aroma. Good level of carbonation. Cirtrus and various fruit flavors, a bit of bubblegum sweetness. A bit tart. Pear, a touch of peach, a touch of pineapple maybe. Flavors change as it warms up. Very enjoyable. Nice and dry. Too many U.S. brewers don't get their Belgian-style beers dry enough.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I used a tulip and drank at cellar temperature.

An awesome three-finger head of pure white froth. The foam is incredibly tight-knit and looks soft as a pillow. One of the prettiest, most delicate heads I've seen, and it has great retention. Beauty DOES last in this case. A pretty clear golden honey body.

This has a terrific aroma of lemon, green apples, tart grapes, and white bread. Smells a little of spices too... I'm not exactly sure what... maybe coriander, cloves, or mace? There's a hint of vanilla, too.

The taste is of tart green apples and hops, with a lingering breadiness in the finish. Not too complex, but still really tasty. I would say it's bitter for the style... much more hoppy and not as sweet as other Belgian strong pale ales.

Carbonation is high, as it should be in a Belgian ale, but not out of control.

The main "mischief" this ale is up to is teasing me with indescribable spiciness. Overall, a very "American" (meaning hoppy) take on a Belgian style.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Mischief from The Bruery
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