Mischief Gone Wild | 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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by t0rin0 on 03-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.01%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
52
For Trade:
2
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3.02/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2011 Vintage
Poured into a Duvel snifter

Appearance: (3.75)
Pours a slightly muted and hazy yellowish orange with a massive, meringue like white head. The head has great retention and leaves plenty of web like lacing as it recedes.

Aroma: (2.75)
Quite the muted aroma, despite being bottled conditioned with Brettanomyces for 2 years; slightly tart pear, pineapple, lightly cheesy hops and wet card board. There is some ever-so-faint mustiness tucked beneath the hops and light malt, but it is really hard to tell if that is Brettanomyces or just more signs of extreme oxidation.

Taste: (3)
Lightly citrus-y hops land on your palate first before becoming easily over powered by cheesiness and wet cardboard. Some faint banana, pear and spicy clove esters from the Belgian yeast help distract from the overwhelming signs of oxidation. The beer finishes slightly tart and dry with the lightly bready malt backbone coating your tongue. lingering notes of pineapple, tangy citrus, cheese and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: (3.5)
Despite being 8.5%, the body is quite light with fine, prickly carbonation.

Overall: (3)
This is the Bruery's Golden Strong Ale, Mischief, but bottled with Brettanomyces. I was super excited to try this beer because I love a robust, fully mature Brettanomyces character. Unfortunately, I found hardly any of that character in this beer. The rustic, pineapple-y funky goodness that I normally associate with some aged Brett strains is hardly even present. Very disappointed.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour for New Brew Thursday's 3rd Anniversary event held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruits, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but I am not getting any sort of wild aromas and flavors.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Mischief Gone Wild from The Bruery
3.69 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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