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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

334 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 334
Reviews: 124
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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riored4v

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-01-2013 19:41:20 | More by riored4v
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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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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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

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BeerFMAndy

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3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into an Epic tulip.
10.5% ABV, Release #34

A - Bright clear goldenrod in color with a cap of soapy white foam, this effervescent beer has little retention and only small dots of lace left stuck to the glass.

S - Brainless on Peaches brainless base beer shines through this beer quite effortlessly as it's spice and light citrus notes overtake the delicate and volatile peach fruit aroma. Undertones of white grape, lemon rind, and grey clay come together nicely but the overall aroma is lacking the complexity that could really set this apart. As this variation warms it releases an unwelcome latex glove-like aroma that's a straight nose-dive.

T - Peaches are all but lost in the flavor profile of Brainless on Peaches. The overarching spicy Belgian yeast profile trumps all while sweet, unfermented pilsner-like malt sticks around for a lingering sugary taste that, with white grapes, quickly becomes cloying.

M - Effervescent at first, the smooth body becomes increasingly sweet with each sip, unchecked by anything but light alcohol dryness that lingers on the tongue with the smallest of balance.

O - Epic's Brainless on Peaches is a very nice Belgian-style beer but it's barrel-aging and fruit additions do little to enhance the experience or justify the price tag (though it's not outrageous to begin with). The peaches' already delicate profile is overwhelmed by the bold sweetness of this beer, not to mention it's spicy yeast esters and, while white grapes come through, little barrel aging shows itself. It's too delicate and the slightly medicinal latex glove aspect that emerges as the beer warms proves to hinder it further. The cherry version is a much better barrel experience while Brainless Raspberries, while not barrel aged, is one of the best fruit beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 00:39:52 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
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