tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho.
I loved it, huge dry hop aroma, fruity yeast esters, really a great beer.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Sweet malt, fruit. and spice aroma. Tastes of pear, apricot, and caramel with a nice sweet spice finish.
brokensail (11554) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: A nice, clear, golden color with a fluffy white head.
S: Nice citrus and floral hops up front as this version was dry hopped and #1 was not. Behind the hops is a nice malty, doughy aroma.
T: Not as much hoppiness as I would have expected from the aroma, but still a decent citrus flavor. A lot of sweet fruitiness coming from this one and a good bit of spice on the finish.
M: Very crisp mouthfeel, excellent carbonation and body.
D: Not my favorite style, but I wanted to give this one a try. It’s an interesting beer and I enjoyed it went down very nicely.
Travlr (13305) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Clear golden with a large white head and great lacing. Aroma of fresh meadow flowers and orange peel. Taste starts with sweet caramel but progresses rapidly to bitter and spice, with fresh hops noticeable in the finish. Nice one.
nimbleprop (5196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a hazy, translucent, straw colored yellow with a lacing white head. Aroma is floral with some sweet citrus fruits, sweet and very inviting. Flavor starts with a strong, but not over powering, sweetness that melds to some gentle bitterness or aged hops with some spices and a little earthiness. Dry finish, slightly sweet. Very enjoyable.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Max’s in Baltimore, just called Mischief (no batch number): Pours a slightly hazy golden brass with a clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity Belgian malt and fresh oranges with a hint of coriander spice. Starts with good fullness and sweet doughy maltiness along with a smooth lightly bitter grassy hop and spice balance before a drier crisp bittersweet finish. An enjoyable Belgian strong ale.
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted during Friday hours. Served in a snifter by a rather cold bartender (lighten up, you’re working at the Bruery!). Pours hazy gold with a small head. Aroma is of white sugar, perfumy floral hops, and esters. Pretty good start. Body is medium-light, delicately carbonated, and with a smooth finish. Flavor is a bit of a letdown. Yes, there is ample hop presence, but I’m just getting a lot of indescript flavors in the body. Overall I’d say this is a decently produced beer from Bruery, but underneath the layers of handsome production and unmistakable swagger is a deceivingly simple product.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bruery. Wow, lots of grapefruit hop aroma. Nice aroma. Orange amber color. Taste is OK too. Roughly the same as mischief #1, except a little more hoppy aroma.
alexanderj (3334) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. I really did not have much preference between the two. Same general color. I think this one was a bit less tart and more crisp than the last one. Probably a bit more hoppy as well; but generally similar beers.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at bruery. opted for the dry hop version of this beer. not as hoppy as i expected, lacking in hop aroma and flavor, but overall an OK beer.