Mischief Gone Wild | The Bruery

Mischief Gone WildMischief Gone Wild
152 Ratings
Mischief Gone WildMischief Gone Wild

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by t0rin0 on 03-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of NickT1218
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden color with a huge bone white head that persists forever and leaves much stickage on the way down. Smells of bready pilsner malt with a fair amount of tart and sweet pomme fruit. Sweet honey like malt aroma are countered quite lovingly with light tart and funk. The flavor is sweet and malty up front with a fair amount of tart and sweet fruit offset by a solid hit of spice and peeper along with a hint of funk. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet tart bubbly fruited mouthfeel. This one is interesting, but it wasn't my favorite offering from the Bruery.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour is a cloudy golden color with a rather large white head. Intensely floral on the nose and still decently hoppy. A lot of Brett and yeast with a moderate funkiness to it. Just a hint of fruit and a fair amount of bready malt. The flavor is quite bready with the same floral character, maybe a bit on the sweet side. Lightly fruity with a heavy dose of musty, funky, Brett flavor.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Even a soft pour produces a massive head, with clumps of foam sticking to the tulip; the liquid was golden and hazy

Smell: Delivers a shortbread malt character, a perfumed sweetness, some lemony hops and just a hint of cheesy funk

Taste: Lemony hops, stone fruit and funky phenols, up front, with the malt detected on the nose taking a back seat through mid-palate; white pepper and coriander drive into the profile, after the swallow, with a moderate funky character lingering into the rather dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a flabbier than expected level of carbonation; slight warmth in the gullet

Overall: Interesting, but the flavors dance together in an awkward fashion, marking this as one the Bruery's less successful one-offs

Thanks, Madirish76, for the opportunity

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Photo of popery
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tjfinkle
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ngeunit1
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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Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of kscaldef
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Epic Bruery sour/wild tasting, 3/4/2012

Lots of carbonation, nice head formed. Lots of classic Belgian esters in the nose. Taste is earthy and malty with spicy hop accents. High carbonation. Not terrible wild, but you can definitely pick out a bit of brett in the earthy aspects.

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Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled August 2011
A soft pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass produces a glass filling four-finger thick, pale tanned, off-white colored head; the head slowly subsides with a textured, rocky surface and lots of dense lacing that clings to the sides of my glass. The beer is a pale amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, rich gold hue when held up to the light. The nose smells nice an hoppy with lots of tropical fruit and citrus note; lychee, super ripe / floral tangelo zest, orange blossom notes, sweet Meyer lemon. There is also a solid, cracker like malt character with a touch of dried hay like graininess to it in the finish; it rivals the up front hops if you stick with the nose for a bit. I actually don’t get much sense of the Brettanomyces here in the nose at first, but there is a touch of pineapple that might be from this and there is a touch of phenolic and earthiness towards the finish.

Quite carbonated and prickly as it rolls across the tongue, the beer is also quite dry, which subdues the hop character substantially. The finish has a fair amount of bitterness to it, but also has some sharp phenolic character to it. After my palate adjusts a bit more of the hop character starts to become noticeable; it is quite floral, a fair amount of lychee, some tart tangelo, Meyer lemon zest, and some slightly moldy citrus zest (this moldiness is more medicinal phenolics than anything). The Brettanomyces is more noticeable in the flavor, though it is still a supporting character to the hops at this point; some medicinal and plastic notes linger in the finish as well as just a general a phenolic character. The vibrant malt character from the nose isn’t nearly as present in the flavor, though there is a soft, somewhat hay like, pale malt suggestion as well as some cracker like maltiness in the finish that is more noticeable if you are looking for it. The grain / malt character gets more noticeable as the beer warms up

This is quite nice, it isn’t the most complex beer in the world, but the ample hoppiness and kiss of Brett character make this an enjoyable experience; I really like how much fruit character the hops contribute to this beer. This is a big improvement over the base beer, as the Brett adds an extra complexity that was really lacking.

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Photo of AgentZero
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of KevinBrewer
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- I let the beer warm out of the fridge for 15 minutes or so, and it was 99% foam after a gentle pour. The foam quickly transformed into beer though, with a half-finger cap that stuck around for awhile, leaving patches of lacing behind. Golden color with some orange hues. First pour is clear, and it gets cloudy after that.

N- Wheaty malt and sweet grain with cracker-like notes. Juicy tropical fruits, melon, soft citrus, and a touch of honey. Just a hint of funk and ephemeral wisps of peppery alcohol.

T- Clean, honey-kissed malt backbone with tons of juicy citrus, light tropical fruit, and a mild herbal hoppy bitterness. Full of tannins. Not harsh in any way, it just makes your tongue feel like a desert that soaks up rain without getting wet. There's a light tart quality, some woodiness, and moderate spice as well. The funkiness is very minimal, but it does add a subtle layer of complexity.

M- Oddly thick (from tannins?), on the full side of medium-bodied, chalky, with fizzy carbonation and a dry astringent (not harsh) finish. The beer tastes best if you give it a hard pour to drive out some of the carbonation.

O- Overall, a really interesting beer. Thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking. You can definitely tell it's from the Bruery, which is a compliment.

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Photo of sideshowe
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a nice pale straw golden color with some slight orange hints abound. Quite hazy. There is a nice billowing dense white head with some creaminess to it. The retention is quite nice. It last forever and the head is pretty sticky.

Juicy notes up front with some vinous notes and some nice pear and apple. Very citrusy and tropical as well. Orange and slight grapefruit notes as well as a very nice herbal and grassy hop notes. There is definitely some barnyard funk in there on the back end. Nice malty grain notes as well. There is some nice hops to this beer.

Taste is nice and hoppy with nice grassy and herbal notes. Slightly funky and Bretty. Some awesome juicy notes as well some orange and pear/apple. The hops give it a nice citrus note. Very yummy and easy to drink with a nice crisp dry finish. There is a slight piney resinous finish to the beer as well as some nice dry bitterness. As the beer warms the hoppy notes really begin to shine some more with nice citrusy notes shinning through.

Good offering from The Bruery which is one of my favorite breweries out there. Nice and hoppy with some nice funk in there and some nice crisp carbonation.

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Photo of Cinderbike
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of roblund
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Mischief Gone Wild from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 152 ratings
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