Tonight’s brew was a 35 IBU offering from a very respected brewery, The Bruery. It’s a Hoppy Belgian-Style Golden Strong Ale. This golden ale is dry-hopped with American hops to add a layer of complexity and mystery to its fruity, dry Belgian-style character.
This was my first beer from The Bruery, who’s more sought-after beers include the legendary imperial stouts, “Black Tuesday” and “Chocolate Rain” , both of which I am in constant search of. Some day. Here’s my review on Mischief:
Final Review: 3.88/5
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 25 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased in Attleboro, MA.
Appearance- Pours a pretty hazy, somewhat dull straw colored body with a fluffy white head that reduces slowly and leaves a good amount of lacing.
Smell- Pretty tropical and fruity, aromas of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. There’s definitely a bold hop zing in there too.. resinous and piney.
Taste- Hm.. pretty interesting. Starts off kind of sweet, with the caramel, light malts combining with the Belgian fruit which were present in the aroma. The finish is very hoppy, leaving an astringent, resinous stickyness. There’s a solvent-like ethanol aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Somewhat watery. Medium-low carbonation.
I was moderately impressed with this beer. Definitely worth a try, though, as it is complex and unique.