Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale - Epic Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev +2%
Pours a lemon-yellow, hybrid-gold color; hazy body, translucent with light beaming throughout the edges. Foamy, almost frothy white head gives a vibe like it'll stick around, but then bounces pretty quick without leaving much behind. Aside from peaches, which are abundant in the aroma as expected, a nice foundation is formed from the Belgian yeast - sweet bread with mild clove and kitchen spice. Sweetness in the form of other fruits is apparent as well; white grapes and pears being the easiest to pinpoint. Nose doesn't include much hop presence, mostly just a sweetened, candied aroma. Given the largely aromatic nose, the taste was actually a little bit of a let down. It wasn't bad, it just didn't live up to expectations, I guess. Sweet candied peaches, soggy bread, mild clove, herbal leafiness, and a sharp hint of alcohol, almost borderline rubbing. Yeast is heavy on the tail end, fading out with the last gasping breath of peaches and bread. Medium bodied with a slightly slick mouth feel and a very generous amount of carbonation.
I love peaches - this beer had a pretty great aroma but the flavor lacked the punch I was looking for. Next time I want a "peach" beer, I'll be reaching for a Short's Peaches n' Creme. This one's far from bad, but it doesn't do enough to justify the relatively high cost (13$/bomber).
01-23-2013 13:10:13 | More by tectactoe
3.43/5 rDev -3.7%
22oz bottle, release #2 - 10.8%. Pours a clear straw gold with a medium creamy white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet acidic peaches with some musty funk in the background.
The flavor is sweet, tart and acidic peaches with some musty earthiness from the Belgian yeast that makes for a dry champagne like finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with bubbly carbonation.
Overall, a decent fruit beer. The peaches are well balanced with the Belgian aspects. It's very champagney - which isn't a plus in my opinion. I much prefer New Belgium's Eric's Ale.
02-23-2011 07:13:16 | More by Beaver13
4/5 rDev +12.4%
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is caramel malt, oranges, alcohol and some peaches. The flavor is peaches, bready malt, low bitterness and some lightly tart notes from the fruit. Fairly dry and you can definitely tell the base beer is Belgian in origin. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
11-27-2010 19:32:23 | More by Mora2000
4.03/5 rDev +13.2%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Release #21.
Appearance: Pours a bright and fairly clear golden orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell: A very yeasty and sweet aroma with a big peach presence along with other fruit esters. Yeast and funk upfront with some pepper and clove spicing. Big scent of peach fruit throughout. Also fruit hints of apple, pear, pineapple, apricot, banana, and white wine like hints of white grapes. Candied sugar scent and some oak. Subtle malt presence with hints of grain and biscuit. Light hints of grassy hops. Big scent of the booze. A pretty interesting and decent smell.
Taste: Like it smells, an odd mix of yeast, fruits, and spices with a Belgian style. Belgian like yeast upfront with notes of funk and clove and pepper spicing. Big taste of the peach fruit. Also fruit notes of apple, pear, apricot, orange, banana, pineapple, and white grapes. Fairly wine like taste with a touch of oak and wood. Sweet and somewhat sour. Candied sugar notes. Bready malt background with notes of grain, cracker, and biscuit. Subtle grassy hops in the background. Odd taste but it works fairly well for me. Not cloying or overly syrupy.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very juicy and somewhat chewy. Booze is felt quite a bit.
Overall: An interesting and decent Belgian style ale. Fruit and yeast mix is good. Could of hid the booze heat better.
07-26-2013 07:04:28 | More by MattyG85
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
Picked up a bottle at Papago, the dudes at the Bruery (after they were all out of it) were all raving about this so I gave it a go. Pours yellow, looks like a belgian strong pale ale or tripel, white head, 1" high. Moderate lacing. Aroma was mild peach, lots of chardonnay barrel oak and a milder, cleaner belgian yeast than many.
Taste, pretty nice, I think I was expecting more tartness, figured, peach, chardonnay barrel, this is going to have more going for it, but instead, it was very dry, hid alcohol quite well, nice soft peach touch. Its definitely one of my more favorite belgians out there, the peach puree probably took a big edge out of the yeast phenols usually present.
03-21-2012 20:01:34 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
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