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Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Brainless Belgian-Style Golden AleBrainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale is has a rich and complex malt flavor balanced with a little bit of spicy noble hops and strong influences of fermentation esters from the Belgian yeast used. Various Belgian like Rock Candies, hops and grains are employed to express variations within the style. Deceivingly drinkable, some liken theses ales to Devil sneaking up on you, so consume responsibly.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 06-10-2010)
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-06-2012 02:44:41 | More by millelacsmark
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

06-30-2012 21:59:14 | More by crobinso
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle, batch 19.

A: Pours an absolutely clear light gold with a decent white head and some lacing.

S: Strong yeast, lemon, pale malt and bright grain. Very sugary, slight funk.

T: Sugary, stone fruit, rice-like grain flavor, subtle solvent alcohol behind. Doughy and fruity, with a bit of a hoppy herbal note lingering on the end.

M: Light tingly carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Not bad, but the alcohol shows a bit too much and the grain profile isn't rich enough.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 01:54:26 | More by Etan
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a small fruitiness and a small dry yeastiness. In the taste, a small fruitiness, with a dry candy sugar. A smooth and a medium to bigger bodied mouthfeel, with a dry candy sugar in the aftertaste. Kind of bland, somewhat grapey and yeasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 18:51:04 | More by OWSLEY069
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im4beer

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

05-26-2012 19:34:38 | More by im4beer
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evilkorova

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-20-2012 22:53:13 | More by evilkorova
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Release #17, 8.5% ABV.

4.0 A: Opaque bright yellow orange color. Just under two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is average and a decent sized ring of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Bright peach and apple fruitiness with perhaps a touch of banana esters thrown in. Hay, wet grass, and apple orchard funkiness. Earthy and mildly spicy hops. Yeast gives a mild breadiness as well as notes of pepper and clove.

4.0 T: Really tasty. The peach, apple, banana meshes well with the earthy undertones - hay and apple orchard. Pleasantly spicy with pepper and clove featured. Earthy and spicy hops. Pretty much the same as the nose.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Spritzy and lightly creamy. Good here.

4.0 D: Epic impresses again. I had the Brainless and Cherries and thought it sucked, but it seems like every new batch, they get their act together a little more.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 22:29:12 | More by DavoleBomb
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-01-2012 05:04:15 | More by JISurfer
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Satan70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-27-2012 17:39:24 | More by Satan70
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at the brewery a couple weeks ago, a generous gift from Dave's road trip case-o-bombers he gave me. He says it was a cool joint.

A: Nice golden straw glows underneath a small white head that sticks around for quite a while. Minimal lacing.

S: Soft and mellow Belgian yeast and malt, hint of spice and cereal grain.

T: Some dark fruit esters, Belgian yeast and bready malt, mild zesty spice, coriander. Nothing overpowering, well blended flavors.

M: Nice carbonation, smooth and buttery finish, some alcohol presence.

O: A solid Belgian style ale, definitely a more approachable, entry level offering as opposed to a true Belgian like Duvel. Everything is there, just slightly toned down.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 02:45:46 | More by doucmehu
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-09-2012 04:49:50 | More by MarkyMOD
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rwill2001

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-01-2012 03:19:25 | More by rwill2001
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ccrida

Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear gold with a small white head leaving decent lace, hampered by draft perhaps to some degree, but nevertheless clearly not emblematic of the style.
Fruity, estery nose, a bit phenolic, a little wood/stemmy hops, lightly herbal.
Taste is heavily phenolic, a little hoppy, some bitterness.
Light, dry mouthfeel, a little oily.
Eh, average duvel clone. Forgettable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 21:17:38 | More by ccrida
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-26-2012 23:30:04 | More by DerwinWentworth
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DeezGunz14

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-18-2012 00:00:36 | More by DeezGunz14
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +26%

03-13-2012 02:19:29 | More by HarmonMW
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear honey gold with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, spices, yeast, and banana aromas. Taste is of grain, banana, and spices. There is a yeast aftertaste and slight alcohol kick after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good Belgian style ale with a very nice aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 03:29:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
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TeamD

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-03-2012 23:38:14 | More by TeamD
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kdown

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-06-2012 07:31:04 | More by kdown
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tclapper

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-17-2012 00:27:15 | More by tclapper
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jmeyers78

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-11-2012 02:27:15 | More by jmeyers78
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-29-2011 19:18:19 | More by savagepm
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zeff80

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fruity and slightly funky with a nice grain aroma.

T - It tasted very spicy and yeasty with a touch of fruit sweetness. Nice backbone of caramel and grains.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a really tasty Belgian-style ale. I am impressed with my first beer from Epic.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 21:59:28 | More by zeff80
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on draft.

Arrived a clear straw yellow with thin fizzy white head.

Smells extremely malty. Lots of biscuit going on with some banana character.

The taste is very malty almost to the point of being chalky. There are notes of clove and banana from the yeast but malt takes center stage.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. It is more malty than other Belgian Pale Ales I have had but that's good with me. It definitely drinks easier than a 8.3% beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2011 19:42:16 | More by rangerred
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

12-18-2011 09:24:26 | More by Travisnin
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.