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Mischief Gone Wild | 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: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by t0rin0 on 03-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 65
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

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Photo of n2185
4.53/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden-yellow with four fingers of white head. Even after half an hour, there is still a dense white cap with a solid sheet of lacing--beautiful.

S: Some spicy Belgian yeast notes at first followed by light aromas of bubblegum and candy sugar. Some light fruit and citrus notes follow along with a subtle musty funk and lightly tart aroma from the Brett.

T: Similar to the aroma, some spicy yeast flavors and sweet candy sugar at first. Light citrus flavors follow along with a slight bitterness and a distinctive musky flavor from the Brett that blends well for a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

M: Medium-light body with high carbonation, this beer is nicely attenuated with a carbonation bite that works well with the light bitterness and Brett funk.

O: I'm quite impressed with this beer. The Brett makes it unique and blends really well with the other flavors of the beer rather than making it odd for the sake of being odd.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of ehammond1
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

The Bruery Provisions
Orange, CA

Clear, golden yellow with a big white foaming head that lasts and lasts, though there isn't much lacing left.

Belgian, tart, somewhat musty, yeast plays the largest role in this beer's aroma along with a huge amount of citrus hops and bready malt. A full and simple aroma, though done exceptionally well. It's perhaps a tad more funky and hay-like than the typical Mischief, but still remarkably similar.

The flavor follows the nose nearly identically: the wild yeast, strong citrus and floral hops are the dominant flavors, along with bready malts. Incredibly well balanced; this beer is not overly bitter, overly hoppy, or overly yeasty, just a terrific, simple, balanced, effortlessly enjoyable beer.

Medium mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation (meaning: a lot).

A near flawless (wild) BSPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat as well as some oranges, lemons, alcohol and graham crackers. Very interesting and very nice.

The flavor is just as good. I get a lot of brett and leather notes as well as some lemons, wheat, bread and orange citrus notes. The dryness from the brett and the juiciness from the citrus fruit meld very well together.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear golden-yellow color with a big finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some thick lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of some funk and brett, Belgian yeast, citrus hops, some floral smells, and a bit of spice.

T - Starts off with some funkiness, Brett, and Belgian yeast with some citrus hops and lemon peel. Through the middle, some spices come through with some floral hops and just a hint of bitterness. The finish is a mix of funky Brett, citrus hop, lemon peel, spice, and a bit of tartness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart and lightly dry finish.

D - Very drinkable. The Brett adds a nice dimension to the base beer and does not take oer too much. The tartness is really nice.

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4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really don't know why this is getting only a C+ at the moment. This beer is pretty tasty.

Poured into my Bruery Snifter. Pours a nice golden color with a head that formed a little too easy. Seems over carbed. It really foamed up but it settled down to a nice size head. Nice lacing.

Aroma is funky bret for sure. Nice hop aroma too. Little bit of Belgian maltiness. Smells great.

Taste is great. It's got a little bit of Bret funk but not as much as some other bret beers. It's nice and hoppy like regular Mischief and a nice maltiness. I like this version better than regular Mischief.

Mouthfeel is nice and dry. Not too carbed in the mouth as it looked coming out of the bottle.

Overall it's a great beer that deserves alot better than a C+. C+ on BA means a beer I don't even want to look at on the shelf. This beer is at least a B+ overall but for me it's pretty damn good.

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4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to pitasoup for broadening my horizons!

Pours a nice, hazy golden color, with a monstrous white head...fluffy, pillowy, and it won't go away. Seriously, it's sticking to the glass in huge chunks! The nose has a light Bretty note, slightly funky, with some hay. It's also nicely hoppy with bits of pine and citrus. The taste is funky, but it's light. Floral and citrus hops, slight tartness. Feels light...real light. Fairly crisp, but has a slick and creamy texture to it.

For someone like me, who is pretty much a noob at Brett/Sour beers, this was pretty great because it was relatively tame, equally hoppy as it was funky, and very easy drinking. I can definitely see this as being a completely lackluster experience for a seasoned sour fan though.

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4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle.

A: Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a huge rocky white head which leaves a meringue-like lacing.

S: Horse blanket funky (how could anyone not like this?) yeast, herbal and floral, spicy, with mild citrus notes.

T: Slightly sour, biscuity yeast, lemon, and pepper.

M: Dry, tangy, slightly sour funk.

O: Really like this. The brett really shines through. Excited to see how this one cellars.

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4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with...GOOD LORD! Huge white head that doesn't appear to be going anywhere soon. I poured this one fairly gentle too. Scent is nice Brett with a hint of mustiness. Some Belgian yeast and lovely spicy notes. Nice funk to it. Scent sorta reminds me of fresh Orval. Taste is not as similar however. Initially quite hoppy with typical Belgian yeast characteristics. There is distinct Brett flavor blended nicely with the spiciness you would expect from a well crafted saison. Finishes with some bready notes and slight hop bitterness with some tart funk. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a crisp finish. Drinkability is high. Overall, I love the original Mischief...and this version is awesome too. I love the Bruery using wild yeast in more and more of their beers.

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4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip.

A - Pours a clear gold with a fluffy 2-inch head that never fully dissipates and leaves some soapy lacing clinging to the glass.
S - Sweet aromas of candi sugar, lemon peel, Belgian yeast, coriander, bready malt, and funky Brett.
T - More initial sweet flavors of candi sugar and bready malt, followed by some crisp lemon and orange peel, finishing with earthy, bitter Brett. Crisp is definitely the operative word for this beer, makes for a wonderfully complex Summer brew!
M - Again, very crisp, with a medium body and sharp carbonation. Finish is pretty dry, again I'd attribute this to the Brett.
O - A very drinkable Summer sipper, and a nice take on an already fantastic beer.

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4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this one with the Columbia crew on the bus this weekend! Served from bottle into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured golden yellow with a three finger pure white head that subsided to half a finger very slowly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, banana, and slight funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, banana, and funk on the followthrough. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The Brett really wasn't too pronounced in this one as I would have hoped. However, I could see this getting better with time. As said by another reviewer, I like this one better than Mischief as the funk aspect really ties everything together. Glad I got to share this with an awesome group of people during an awesome trip to Charleston!

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4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a mikkellar flute,

amber with a nice amount of hazziness to it. An enormous head of white foam lifted up to a height of around three inches before settling down to a full inch of white and sticky foam that clung to the glass the rest of the session, nice carbonation streaking up from the inside.

The aroma was very solid. Nice light fruit notes, with a very well hidden Brett profile. Light grains and a touch of a fresh grass like hoppiness sneaking in as it warmed up. Light and delicate flavor with a crispness that was very nice. Clean with little in the way of funk showing up here. Light grains and some peach and pear/apple notes that were followed up nicely with the slightest amount of sour flavor, nice dry finish.

I think it needs some more time but is still quite nice

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4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle that I received thanks to Andrew. Thank you, man!

A light yellow orange with a dense, frothy off-white head, about 2 fingers thick, further capped by a thin, creamy layer. The nose is refreshing on this summer evening. Light, spicy, delicate and fruity with a blend of citrus, grass, clove and white pepper. I guess I lucked out, there's both hop and Brett here. The Brett is heavy on the clove and moderate on the leather, and it works with the citrus, keeping this bright and refreshing. Moderately herbal, there's a touch of a bay leaf and lemongrass as well.

The palate opens crisply carbonated with a sharp, citrus bitterness, mildly resiny, along with a medium-light grainy sweetness that's moderately bready. Not much of a sugary sweetness, though a little alcohol is perceptible on the finish. Moderately spicy with a blend of clove and white pepper on the mid-palate, the Brett influence isn't as noticeable. Drying and mildly alcoholic on the finish, this beer is on the lighter end of the spectrum and crisply carbonated but still creamy with just a touch of citrus resin on the finish. Quite excellent IMO.

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Mischief Gone Wild from The Bruery
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