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Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

NateMac13, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Mike, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Irish12, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Whiskeydeez, Apr 03, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a yummy beer, but a far cry from a true belgian golden. this has a ton of body and density to it that makes it drink a bit heavy for the style, and the carbonation is short of the true belgian ones, not to mention the slightly generic yeast that lacks a bit of the fruity esters we love. however, with all that criticism out, this is a tasty beer all the way through. hazy darker blonde color with a short lived inch of white head. dense looking, but bubbly. the nose and taste are identical, with a grassy hop aromatic trumping the sort of belgian yeast, and a big pale and wheat malt base. long finishing, i wish this was a bit more crispy. i would consider it much more of a cold weather offering, despite its color, than a summery one, it just drinks a bit heavy, especially when the abv is considered, but a well made brew. i certainly enjoy the various reincarnations of it more than the base beer though.

StonedTrippin, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

tbone64, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Giggy, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

jsf14, Jan 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

jenray, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Zorro
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chill hazed golden colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells fruity and peppery with a honeysuckle malt scent. Powdery yeast and coriander. This does smell a lot like Duvel.

Starts out sweet and fruity with a slightly musty fruit flavor like over ripe apple. Powdery yeast flavor. Not as sweet as it seemed to be at first. Alcohol warmth in the chest, you can't taste the alcohol but you sure can feel it. Very mild bitterness. Slight minty flavor to this.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall not bad at all. Not as good as Duvel but if you can't get any this will do the trick, it is also about $6 a bottle.

Zorro, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

grubefresh, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

peteh2112, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Dicers, Nov 11, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I have been on an IPA kick lately and being in Utah you only get what the MAN will give you. I have found that IPA's are too bitter for me, that is why I am pleasantly surprised to find my new favorite beer, EPIC Brainless Belgian. I, like most of you, search the Utah Isles for decent alcohol content, which this beers falls into. Unlike most of the really bitter IPA'a, this has a rich, flavorful, content that will keep me coming back for more. Not bitter at all. LOVE!
Sorry that I am not as descriptive as some of you beer snobs. You do make me laugh though.

Alkalinesingle, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

theleechster, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

FinchSCF, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Eric908, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

chinchill, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Lukass, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

SocalKicks, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

bestadler, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

TheConnMan, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.