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Judge's Review: 84 Rating - Mischief Managed by Monday Night Brewing

August, 2018
Judges Rating: 
21 / 24
5 / 6
35 / 40
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
16 / 20

Mischief Managed by Monday Night Brewing was judged as a fruit beer, BJCP style 29A.

Overall, the beer is extremely tart from beginning to finish. The barrel component, when fused with the (as-expected) lactic dryness of the beer, significantly impacts the Berliner Weisse experience, creating a bracing (almost biting) impression. It featured a lemon zest aroma, with a beautiful appearance of medium-strawberry highlights and a head that quickly collapsed upon itself.

These factors also make it difficult to discern any contributing fruit aspects of the sample, making it seem one-dimensional. While very light in mouthfeel and very clear in color, the beer just seems like the pieces don’t fit together all that well.