Thursday, July 21

Beer Review: The Bruery Mischief

This is a Belgian Style Golden Ale which is dry-hopped and quite strengthy. Ranks in at 8.5% Alc. by Vol. It's a 750 ml bottle which I can't quite remember what I paid for it. I think about $12.

"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."

Appearance: (4.5)
- Perfect yellow and light orange brew, not very cloudy at all, quite clear. Huge fluffy inches of head slowly dissipate with lace all about the glass, leaving a bubbly blanket of light white foam laying about with no place to go.

Smell: (4.0)
- Big grassy and floral hops dominate the nose. Lovely light sweet bready grain with the essence of banana and clove from the yeast. Big earthy, spicy, and zesty hops. Lovely roasty touch to the biscuit malt.

Taste: (4.0)
- Big balance with this one. Bready and slightly sweet biscuity malt, big yeast flavors with clove, spice, banana, and light esters. Hops are big and full of citrus and a floral quality. Fresh, zesty, spicy, and quite herbal. Very well brewed.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Slightly sticky and cloying. The dryness is quite nice and leaves the dry-mouth wanted another wash. Light bodied, and very well carbonated.

Overall: (4.0)
- This beer stands out among other golden Belgian-style ales of this type. The zest and spice stand out while yet melding well with the rest of this beers complex flavors while leaving it very balanced, but yet dry and hoppy. Certainly a must try in my book.

A- / 4.03

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