Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by Murrhey:
2.15/5 rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
Poured from a bomber into a wine glass. Reviewed live. Batch #9.
A- Finger and a half white fizzy head, with no retention whatsoever. Well carbonated but no retention or lacing. Light burgundy color with some clarity. Translucent in appearance. Looks like wine, which makes sense considering where it was aged.
S- Sour cherries, red grapes and a vinous smell. Dates and other dark fruits. No sense of hops or malts. Like an old ale moreso than a Belgian.
T- Surprisingly mild taste. Cherry and berries with vinous notes and some mild booze tastes present. Not impressive.
M- Light, yet vinous feel, finishes wet and clean.
O- This one's a loser. Avoid unless you really like cherries and lots of booze.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2012 06:44:25 | More by Murrhey
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3.16/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours flat, like every other Epic beer I had that night. It's understandable, though, considering this one's high ABV.
Smells lightly like cherries. That's about it. I never come across such a mild aroma in such a big beer.
Tastes a lot better than it smells, because it actually tastes like something. Light nodes of natural cherries, slightly heavier nodes of red wine, and then a finish of very light yeast. Nothing about this beer is bad or offputting, but everything is very slight and dim.
I like the concept of what they're doing here--sort of like with Prairie does with Noir, or Pipeworks with their Abduction--and I'm glad they're doing this with a beer that's not a heavy stout. I only wish the base beer was better brewed.
Serving type: on-tap
07-14-2014 16:55:10 | More by mynie
Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.