Mischievous

Michigan
United States
Mischievous New Holland Brett Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
76
Aroma:
15 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20
Description 

Mischievous presents flavors derived from its 100% brettanomyces fermentation. This wild yeast contributes earthiness, spice, mineral-character and slight tartness.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
14
Hops: 
Magnum
Malts: 
Two-Row, Acidulated, Munich, Carapils, Wheat
Judges Review 
Sean Coughlin's picture
Judges Rating:
76
Aroma:
15 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
14 / 20

While many 100 percent Brettanomyces-fermentation beers produce interesting yeast-driven complexity, the aroma of this beer is very one-dimensional: more "stank" than "funk." There is a pronounced white grape aroma with a bit of acetone (nail polish remover) in the background. The clarity in this medium-golden beer is exceptional, but the small, thin, off-white head practically disappears as soon as it is built. The flavor has notes of hay, leather, and cardboard with a bone dry finish. There is a noted element of acidity but it doesn't overwhelm the beer. There is also a vinous character but its flavors are more musty than bright. Different strains of Brettanomyces can produce wildly different results – this particular strain (and execution of fermentation) resulted in a beer that was much too earthy and solvent-laden to be enjoyable.

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