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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

432 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 26
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 BlackBeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BlackBeer, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Release #9. 10.7% ABV. Brewed with Weyermann German Pilsner Malt, Muttons Maris Otter Pale malt, Briess Caraplis malt, Flaked Oats, Candy sugar, 100% pure Peach puree (no preservatives) for third fermentation and aged in French Oak Chardonnay casks with Champagne yeast. Hopped with Premient, Tettnang, and Saaz. $11.59/22oz bottle @ Bevco. Brand new to our area.

Pours out to a very slightly hazy straw golden, forming a small white head with good retention and minimal lacing. Moderate strong carbonation. The aroma is quite nice...the requisite pears of a belgian golden strong with tropical fruit like pineapple and mango. Peaches are not noticeable above the yeast esters. Mouthfeel is brisk and quite dry (more than I prefer for the style) with a surprisingly full body. Because it is quite dry, the fruitiness isn't quite as pronounced in flavor. The bitterness is quite mild, and no hop flavor or aroma is noticeable. There is a sstrong B.O. peach skin funkiness going on in the finish, and a subtle oaky butteriness in the finish as well. No fusels in my bottle.

Honestly, this isn't worth $12 a bottle, or even $7/bottle. It's way too dry, likely due to the champagne yeast. It needs a higher final gravity to stand with the fruity yeast esters. The oak doesn't really add much, and the B.O of the peaches doesn't sit well either. So take away the champagne yeast, oak, and peaches, and it's probably a really good beer.

Mitchster, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of GTB
1/5  rDev -71.9%

GTB, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of phishsihq
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale straw, almost like orange juice, with a big white head that quickly dissipates leaving light lace. Heavy peach aromas greet the nose, with hints of orange and a little oak noticeable as well. Subtle peach flavors are met with a little earthy funk, not overly complex. A high level of carbonation is met with a medium to light body. Was hoping for a little more from this Belgian-style brew, will need to try the original Brainless.

phishsihq, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of PeterMacKellar
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass

A - Mostly clear with a tiny bit of haze. Head receded rather quick, but nice lacing left behind.

S - Not overpowering with peach, almost have to strain to smell it. Sweet smelling beer.

T - A great traditional belgian taste up front followed by a subtle peach taste that's isn't too much. Slightly spicy notes as well.

M - Heavy feel to begin with, and a feeling/taste that lingers on the tongue after drinking.

O - Good peach beer, but I'd say it remains more in the belgian style rather than peach.

PeterMacKellar, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

raymo55, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled September 2011
Batch #3; Sampled September 2011
A steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a two finger, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a deep gold hue that shows a bright, clear, yellow golden hue when held up to the light. My first smell of the aroma has me noticing something akin to a yeast cake. The beer has a fair amount of phenolic clove notes, a definite musty edge (the previously mentioned yeast aromatic is wrapped up in this), a definite floral note (that seems to be contributed by the peaches), some sharp oak spiciness towards the finish as well as some warming alcohol there as well. There is a general fruitiness here that contributes notes of green apples, not quite ripe melon and perhaps a touch of pear. The oak is quite constrained in the nose, but does also contribute a very soft woodiness; the oak combines with some of the fruitiness to become a sort of green, not ripe fruit like note.. Overall the aroma is not bad, if I didn’t know about the peaches I would never have guessed they were used by smelling this beer, as it really just smells like a typical, albeit decent example, of a strong, golden Belgian ale.

The beer has a prickly carbonation that accentuates a dryness at the front of my first sip, but the beer quickly picks up a cider like fruitiness that accentuates a perceived sweetness towards the finish. The finish then dries out again and also has a sort of peppery / spicy note as well as a touch of astringency from the oak. There is a soft tartness to this beer that might be contributed by the peaches, and this definitely has a floral fruitiness to it that I typically associate with peaches as well. The oak character is quite subtle here, but really helps to dry things out nicely, plus it adds a subtle woody flavor, touches of oak spice and some texture to this beer as well. The oak combines with the fruit character to really remind me of an oaky Chardonnay at times, this beer certainly has a certain vinous quality to it. Speaking of texture, this beer has a fullness to it, but is far from cloying, this is a sipping beer, but more because of its strength than because it is overly heavy; still this could be perhaps a touch lighter. As the beer warms up soft, slightly tart, peach notes become a touch more noticeable in the flavor

Peaches are notorious for having most / all of their character stripped away during the fermentation process and this beer is certainly not one to be different; there are some subtle peach like notes and perhaps a bit more fruit character than is typical, but this is by no means an in-your-face fruit beer. Evaluated as a fruit beer this might be a bit of a dud, but the peach character that is here works quite well with the base beer where it melds in and boosts the natural flavors and aromas already found in the beer.

Gueuzedude, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

jennaski01, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

BlakeMatt, Feb 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

pixieskid, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

slvrmon82, Feb 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

kdown, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

sparx1100, Feb 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Bjeerfalls, Feb 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Richard.

The pour is a quite pale yellow color with a white head. Definitely has some peach aroma to it as well as some other sweet fruit notes. A little bit malty with some sugar and bread notes. Not really all that complex. The flavor is similar, but perhaps more dull. Sugar, bread, and sweet peaches and other fruits are really about it. There’s some mild straw notes, maybe a bit of yeast. The body is medium and so is the carbonation.

womencantsail, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Adamostella, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

acurtis, Jan 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

vissai, Jan 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

BDeibs, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

djrn2, Jan 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jmeyers78, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

kiki3drt292, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Urprimeminister, Jan 08, 2012
Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.