Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by brother_kenneth:
2.78/5 rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Release # 14. 11.4 % ABV. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter glass.
A- This is an entirely see-through red color. Pours with minimal fizzy head, which is gone immediately.
S- The nose offers mainly cherries, and some oak. The smell is probably the best thing about this beer.
T- At the very first sip, it seemed slightly tart, with very noticeable cherries and Belgian yeast. The oak is pretty noticeable too, which is nice. But almost immediately all of this is lost due to the overly medicinal taste that becomes prevalent - which I blame on the mixture of flavors combined with the alcohol. Mouth feel is almost like drinking a white or blush wine. Fairly thin, which is fine, but the overall taste just doesn't work. The aftertaste is pretty bad.
O- I really expected this to be better, and sort of thought it might be a good one to try around the holidays. But this beer is somewhat of a let down. My first try with Epic, and I will probably pass on anything else from them until I get my hands on Big Bad Baptist, I guess.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2012 23:42:57 | More by brother_kenneth
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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 198 ratings.