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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

481 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 27
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 10-23-2010

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Zraly
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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5/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of pweis909
2.72/5  rDev -24%
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

Photo of yamar68
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
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.

Photo of Zimbo
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of sweemzander
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

Photo of thagr81us
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.