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Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale - Epic Brewing Company

Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style AleBrainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

335 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.42%


Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We took our double gold medal winning Brainless Belgian, added organic peach puree and aged it in French Chardonnay casks from Sawtooth Winery. Drink from a Pinot glass, serve on the warm side of cold, it develops nicely as it warms displaying more fruit and wine.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-23-2010)
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Reviews by kscaldef:
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kscaldef

Oregon

2.38/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours out of the bottle a sort of disturbing yellow color. I have to remind myself: peaches, because my first instinctive thought is something much less appealing. 1 inch head with a slight yellow tinge, fairly large, loose bubbles, recedes in a couple minutes to a light dusting of foam.

S: On the initial pour, the peach aromas are quite up front. Underlying that is a nice, classic tripel aroma of fruity yeasty esters.

T: Weird, sort of a mess. Tripel base is there, but it's dryer and thinner than typical for the style. It's a little sour and funky. Description on the bottle doesn't mention brett, but I'm having a hard time believing there isn't some there, whether intentional or not. Then there's some vegetable and overripe fruit. Mild bitterness in the finish

M: Dryer than I think this should be. Medium carbonation.

O: I'd heard a lot of enthusiasm about this brewery and this beer, but it's not really doing it for me. Smells nice, but I can't figure out what they wanted it to taste like and there's too much of what seems like off-tastes in my opinion.

Addendum: This beer hits an ideal temperature eventually where the peaches come out enough to cover up the other shortcomings. If you're going to drink it, let it warm up a fair bit. That said, I'd still say skip it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 02:15:54 | More by kscaldef
More User Reviews:
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BrandonLBC

Utah

3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A--Light peach/gold colour with a medium head that fades quickly into light lacing.

S--A lot of peach at the forefront, followed by light malt and just a hint of hops.

T--Much like the nose. Good peach taste, but it could be just a little more sour for me to rate it higher. A bit of malt and a just bit of a dry bitter finish. At first I thought it tasted a lot like wine, but the more I drank, the more it reminded me of champagne.

M--Light like a white wine or champagne. Lightly carbonated. Very pleasant.

O--I'm very happy with this beer. Though I think it could have been just a bit more on the sour side. Epic's Exponential series puts out some great beer. Out of the ones I've had, I like the Imperial Red the best, then this one in second place. This would be a great beer for the early fall season.

22 oz bottle poured into a stemless white wine glass, as per brewer recommendation. Served slightly chilled. Release #40, bottle 1569 of 1800. 10.9% ABV. Brewed 9/2/13, bottled 11/27/13. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 04:39:23 | More by BrandonLBC
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-21-2014 00:57:20 | More by Kerrie
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Jdouble777

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First abd foremost, this is a Belgian style beer that flirts with Delerium. Therefore, those that knock this beer for being chocked full of "chemicals" that is just natural bite of a potent Belgian and an irritional reason to hate the brew. The lack of twist that some hints of peach fail to provide hurts it some, but all in all a just barely outstanding beer.

Apperance- Light mellow orange yellowish light head akin to most similar Belgians
Taste- Powerful punch of 10% alcohol that ends up oddly smooth and has nice Belgian hoppy bite on the backend, with slight touch of peach
Smell- Delicious, has the banana aroma of Belgian with the peach fighting through and crisp yet potent makeup
Mouth- Smooth, strong then gentle

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2014 18:27:26 | More by Jdouble777
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-17-2014 23:41:13 | More by SkinniePost
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-12-2014 23:44:47 | More by NateMac13
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Mike

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-12-2014 23:30:36 | More by Mike
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-10-2014 17:51:09 | More by Jason
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-02-2014 03:30:49 | More by Smarty_Pints
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-21-2014 03:43:56 | More by mdaschaf
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-19-2014 03:49:02 | More by Dave_Treat
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richaa01

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

03-18-2014 19:30:56 | More by richaa01
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-09-2014 16:31:13 | More by martyl1000
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Tom-Peters

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-03-2014 20:19:02 | More by Tom-Peters
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-02-2014 22:31:01 | More by doremite
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cxr1037

California

4.29/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this at an Epic tasting about a week ago. From my notes:

APPEARANCE: Light gold, minimal head.

AROMA: Definite wine/champagne character going on. The peach shines nicely. Floral, fruity, with minimal amounts of yeasty funkiness.

TASTE: Just as expected from the nose. Sweet and tart, with peach and other fruits. Very slight maltiness. Very reminiscent of champagne.

MOUTHFEEL: Like a dry white wine. Lingering bitterness.

OVERALL: A lovely, refreshing beer that I might have to buy a full bottle (or get a full glass) of. Definitely one of the highlights of the tasting.

90/100

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 23:30:57 | More by cxr1037
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calivessel

California

4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

02-18-2014 21:41:21 | More by calivessel
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danwho

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-17-2014 19:29:46 | More by danwho
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ssarah

Colorado

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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JerseyHopHead

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-14-2014 21:48:30 | More by ricecracker420
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-12-2014 06:07:29 | More by Ben7773
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pinnser

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-09-2014 22:55:53 | More by pinnser
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

02-05-2014 02:24:07 | More by xk6m6m5x
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dkw0063

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-03-2014 16:57:08 | More by dkw0063
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Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
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