Beer # 82 the Bruery’s Mischief

The Bruery Mischief


Style:  Belgium Strong Pale Ale

Brewery: The Bruery website

Country: USA

Region:  Placentia, California

ABV: 8.50% Abv

How served: 750ml capped bottle poured into a Duvel glass.       

My Overall Opinion: Amazing.

I paired this beer with: homemade vegetarian lasagna made by a possible brother in law 2 be.  Great Paring!!!  Belgium Strong Pale Ales is one of the few beers which pairs very well with Italian food with a tomato based sauce, IMHO.

Tasted on:  Monday March 8th, 2010. 

Note: Simply a fantastic example of a Belgium Strong Pale Ale with a Hop kick.   This is a very drinkable beer with a bit of mischief as the name says.  It is not a Duvel clone, but a Duvel clone with a hop kick to it.   So if you are looking for a little more hop action in your favorite Belgium strong  pale ale, this is your answer!!! I’m sure glad I have more of this beer to enjoy over the next few weeks.  Request to the Bruery… Please make more!!!!!

On the Label: Unfiltered Bottle Conditioned.  Belgium Style Ale.  Golden & Hoppy.  Not quite evil, yet not to be trusted, this Golden Ale is effervescent, dry, hoppy and crisp-you’ll want to keep an eye out.

Mischief is best enjoyed fresh.  Until then, please store in a cool, dark place.  Ideal serving temperature is 45 F (7 C).  Please pour carefully, leaving the yeast sediment behind in the bottle.  Best enjoyed in a tulip or wine glass.

From their website: Mischief is a Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale. This wickedly good golden ale is fiendishly dry-hopped with American hops to add a layer of complexity and mystery to its fruity, dry Belgian-style character. Citrus and resin diabolically combine with ripe melon, pear and slight peppery spice in a precariously effervescent mixture. Enjoy it, but you’ll want to keep an eye out.

ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 35, SRM: 5, Release: Limited Year-Round

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