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Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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

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BA SCORE
81
good

379 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 17.37%
Wants: 24
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
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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ari32

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-06-2013 18:07:02 | More by ari32
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-06-2013 15:48:52 | More by mattsucks
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Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-03-2013 05:52:58 | More by MinorThreat
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-30-2013 00:19:22 | More by Yeti1979
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buddha5050

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9%

09-29-2013 04:56:12 | More by buddha5050
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-28-2013 21:59:40 | More by ldhughes3
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MYJELLOMISFIT

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-27-2013 17:54:41 | More by MYJELLOMISFIT
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Impfan

Washington

4.14/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one surprised me. I was hoping for a true sour, and while this is not that, it does have a mild tartness with a slight barnyard funk/horseblanket edge. There’s a decent amount of complexity, (besides the subtle peach) with graham cracker, vanilla, white grape and clove mingling nicely. Some have complain about its heat, but I find it to be very muted, especially for its strength. The finish is rather mild, but lengthy enough, and pleasantly dry. Although this isn’t a brew I’d choose on a blustery winter’s day, I find it to be the perfect accompaniment for the onset of fall.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 19:29:23 | More by Impfan
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-21-2013 00:53:08 | More by Todd
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a small tulip at Westover Beer Haus

A decent beer that is right on the edge of being a go to. Maybe it was the moment, but the lack of substantial aroma doomed this beer to a rating of less than 4. Do not worry about the peaches, not overwhelming.

A - Slightly cloudy pale orange, no head (bar pour), no lacing.

S - Faint peach, but little else.

T – Low peach flavor, some slight funkiness, faint sweetness, some tartness/bitterness, a bit of alcohol.

MF -Med light bodied, well carbonated, somewhat sharp.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2013 01:16:46 | More by Sludgeman
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +19%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-28-2013 20:08:03 | More by davet100
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Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -58%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16%

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stuart3368

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-26-2013 01:57:05 | More by stuart3368
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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-26-2013 00:46:40 | More by deereless
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +12%

08-22-2013 17:23:58 | More by SGToliver
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

The love-hate relationship of fruit and beer can become quite a contentious taste. However, there's no such friction when considering Belgian ales- here, the love affair rings supreme. Add in those supple wine notes with the zesty acidity of peach and its quite obvious that the tastes belong together.

Even peachy to the eye, the color of ale pours pale gold with a skin-tone hue. Racing carbonation floods the rim of the tulip in part-froth, part-fizz fashion. Its semi-firm retention struggles for prominence in the later half of the session. Likewise, its lacing is spotty up front but quivers late. The more I drink, the more I think champagne.

Peach and chardonnay leap out immediately. Its scent is focused and direct as the acidic fruit gives rise to the vinous notes, apple and pear esters. Spicy with wood notes, white pepper and and citrus tartness- the nose balances well albeit leaning fruity.

The peach dominance continues in taste as the pulp and skins of the fruit delivers an acidic sweetness with pleasant bite to balance out its early palate. The middle is loaded with malt sweetness and a bready character that rounds out like cobbler and shortcake. Finishing sweet, the ale relies on wine barrel vinous and wood spices to assist in the acidic balance.

Though the carbonation gives the ale a tremendous lift, the sweetness and sugary weight leads to a lumbering transition to a tart and acidic winey finish. Mild astringency of peach skins and wood plays lightly on the finish as serves as a balance in texture without much presence from hops.

Epic's peach beer is a very confident fruit beer that really relies on the orchard fruit and wine-like character to carry it. Might be great for wine savants but I need a more acute hop balance and drier Belgian-esque character for better praise.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 18:09:47 | More by BEERchitect
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +19%

08-18-2013 18:48:58 | More by mattboyer182
Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
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