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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

451 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 451
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 25
Gots: 54 | 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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Photo of Zraly
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch #13

Pours cloudy light orange. Strong notes upfront of stone fruits, oak, and something funky. At first the smell is off-putting, but once I accepted that this (somewhat) mimics a decent white wine, I changed my perception of it a bit.

Malty and fruity. Sour notes. Tastes similar to a viognier: peach, orange blossom, pineapple, passion fruit. A nice oak note helps soften the mouthfeel. Medium-bodied with a dry finish. An ale that gets better as it warms, but do not let it sift into "too warm" else some of the "lightness" gets dampened on the palate and it feels heavier. Carbonation really helps keep the structure from being too sharp for style.

Very interesting but maybe not the most approachable beer I've ever had. However, it does have qualities of a good white wine and you might be able to convert a few wine snobs (who drink whites) with this one. Would go great with seafood.

Edit:
I have to drop the "overall" from 4.00 to 3.00. Last night, as the beer dwindled slowly in the glass, both my gf and I found it hard to finish. There was something about it -- just too overwhelming on the palate. I would suggest this for a beer tasting party in which you can split the bomber amongst several people.

Zraly, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of papajorgio
4/5  rDev +12%

papajorgio, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Release #14. Poured from the bottle in to pinot glasses.

A - ever-so-slightly cloudy, light yellow, bubbly, almost a champagne-like look; some lacing retention present

S - slightly floral, peachy, maybe some other citrus components; Belgian yeasts shine

T - this straight up tastes like a peach mimosa to me; some orange, oak, and very subtle vanilla hints here; again, it's like a peach champagne, and at 10.7, has the pack to back it up

M - bubbly, highly carbonated in flavor; really tart up front; smooth fruit

O - if I haven't conveyed that I feel like this tastes like a peach mimosa, then I've somehow failed in this review. They should rename this Peach Mimosa. It's pretty damn good and would pair well with anything at breakfast.

SkeeterBoganski, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev +5%

BeerHunter76, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Texasfan549, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out as a very nice looking clear yellow color with a good size white head on top. The retention and lacing were minimal. The smell of the beer is slightly tart, probably coming from the oak barrels. There are light notes of peach on the nose also. The taste of the beer is slightly fruity and also slightly tart. The french oak comes out more as the beer warms up as well as the peach flavors. The mouthfeel is light, like a carbonated wine. Overall I enjoyed it, I like the subtle aspects of this beer. I found it to be drinkable, I wouldn't need to have it again but it was nice to try.

Knapp85, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -2%

kjkinsey, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of jklecko2
3.75/5  rDev +5%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Jules11788
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Jules11788, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of blindpiggie
3.25/5  rDev -9%

blindpiggie, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +40.1%

CEDAMA, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of pweis909
2.65/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

6 oz pour in a wine glass.

Golden yellow w/ little head.

Perfumey smell. A little bubblegum, a little peach. For a Belgian Fruit beer, I would expect it to be bigger in the Belgian and/or fruit aroma.

Taste is too boozey, too much alcoholic bitterness. Goes right to my head. There is a nice peachy flavor but it is poorly paired with this alcohol and bitterness.

Mouthfeel is appropriately thin for style.

Share this beer with a friend. Or maybe someone you don't like very much. It left me disappointed. Maybe that's a little harsh, but this gave me a headache and left me disappointed. The beer would do better as a lower gravity beer. It's difficult for me to understand how it won a medal

pweis909, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of yamar68
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Not much to look at... burnt straw gold body with a thin half finger of white fizz that dissipates within seconds. Still a good bit of legs though.

Sweet, syrupy, boozy peach flesh... some ester or clove notes, rather pungent stuff, the booze character isn't exactly "hot" but it's certainly noticeable... or maybe I'm just noticing the massive sweet bread disguising it? Confusing.

Same story here. Massive fruit character that is supported only by a plethora of less-than-hot booze characteristics. Some bugglegum shows itself after a while.

Meh.

yamar68, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Zimbo
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light head, clear rellow light body. Firm furry start. Gentle underneath smells like a dessert wine. Soft. Peaches on the appetite obviously but also some more obvious apricot. Unbelievable gentle and civilized for such ABV content. Not something I'd seek out again but no regrets about trying it whatsoever.

Zimbo, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a two inch head. Spotty lace develops.

Smell: peaches ands light Brett flavors come through.

Taste: caramel, peach, pear, a hint of vanilla, some oakiness, and a mild bitterness is well balanced with some mild Brett flavors.

Mouthfeel: medum bodied. Lightly crisp throughout.

Overall: easily drinkable and uniquely flavored. Definitely worthy of a try.

Gavage, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks for sharing Matt!

(A)- Pours a hazy pale goldenrod color. Some white froth and lace formed.

(S)- A very floral band-aid-like Brett. Very juicy orange and peach. Combined it is quite a nice smell actually.

(T)- Lots of lots of dry, funky Brett. Floral too, but some good oaky fruits too that line up nicely with what was in the aroma.

(M)- A bit higher carbonation level than expected, but it actually helps this beer because of the massively dry funky Brett; it somehow balances this out.

(O)- Overall, a fun and different beer for the style. I am always a Brett fan, but this almost took it to another level.

sweemzander, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to beeruser for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Sweetwater 15th Anniversary snifter. Poured golden yellow with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, peaches, funk, fruit, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, peaches, fruit, and funk. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The peach aspect that one would expect on this one was definitely there and quite pronounced. I was kind of delighted to find that this one wasn’t really sour or tart as I would have thought it would have been. However, this was a pretty good brew in just about all aspects. The aroma going on was quite inviting and very well balanced. Really glad I got the chance to try this one as it was quite enjoyable and definitely wouldn’t argue with having it again in the future.

thagr81us, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -2%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of BaconBandit
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

BaconBandit, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -2%

JAHMUR, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
2.8/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bomber bottle. Decanted into a 0.47l oversized snifter.
Appearance: Murky gold. No lasting head.
Smell: Over-ripe bananas and peaches. Think of a day old fruit salad. But in an ok way.
Taste: Very peachy. That’s pretty much it… peaches. Lightly carbonated, liquefied, peaches. Peach.
Mouthfeel: Pretty good. Correct for the style.
Overall: When a beer touts a fruit, it should predominately feature that fruit without being overwhelmed by it. This beer is right on the border of too much. There’s a ton of peach flavor, and the Belgian spiciness is washed out to some degree, but all-in-all it seems to work pretty well. Good for a hot, summer day. I couldn’t drink more than one, but I’m not sure the brewers intended it to be a session beer.

mhaugo, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of peaches with Belgian yeast and coriander, and some oak, grape, vanilla, and a touch of booze.

T - Starts off with tart peach with some Belgian yeast flavors including coriander and some vanilla. Through the middle, the oak comes through with some Chardonnay grape and green apple. The finish is a mix of tart peach with Belgian yeast flavors, some farmhouse flavors, oak, vanilla, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice peach flavor coming through with the BSGA base. Really nicely balanced with the barrel flavors.

ngeunit1, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of matttttYCE
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Holy effervescent head, batman! About 3 and a half fingers high, bone white, sticky lacing, recedes a bit thankfully. Has a straw/golden hue that's a bit cloudy.

Interesting nose. Starts of with dry Belgian yeast, earthiness, and light vinous and tannin notes that give way to peaches, very light tartness , spice, white pepper, slight clove, and oak that comes out a bit more as it warms.

Similar to the aroma, sweetness, Belgian yeast qualities, light oak, white wine qualities, tannins, peach, though less than would be expected from a beer with this name, light tartness, light white pepper, some clove and banana.

Mouthfeel is nice. Medium body and consistency, with a slightly higher than medium carbonation and a dry light finish. Makes the brew pretty drinkable.

Overall a decent brew but one that could have benefited from more peach showing. Sounds like a good idea on papaer (read on their label) but doesn't quite cut it where it counts.

matttttYCE, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev +5%

eawolff99, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Steve, release #9 as indicated by the label.

Hazy orange body with a white head. Light retention and lacing. Nose has a perfumey ripe peach scent, some funk, light permanent marker, oak/white wine character and a gentle tartness. Perhaps a bit of acetic. Taste has peach flesh, a bit of oak and a subtle acetic tartness. Sweeter golden ale malting and Belgian yeast qualities. Medium full body, and lightly prickly carbonation. A nice peachy Belgian ale, really opens up nicely with warmth.

liamt07, Aug 08, 2012
Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 451 ratings.