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Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) - Epic Brewing Company

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Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+)Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+)

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BA SCORE
78
okay

219 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Red Wine barrels.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 04-07-2012)
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10-09-2013 14:41:58 | More by hiphopj5
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Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-14-2013 03:56:20 | More by bulldogg915
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Jason

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-10-2014 17:50:54 | More by Jason
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Mora2000

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +24%

"Beginning with Batch #5, the Brainless on Cherries beers were aged in Red Wine barrels rather than the White Wine (Chardonnay) barrels that were used in the first four batches. Therefore, I am adding this as a new beer and all reviews from Batch #5 on should likely be moved to this entry."

Batch 7. Brewed August 4, 2011, bottled September 29, 2011.

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish-pink color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of oak and red wine notes, as well as some cherries and grapes. A very fruit smelling beer.

The flavor is similar. The dominant flavor is the cherries and wood, with some vanilla and grape notes also thrown in. There is also a good bit of bread, Belgian yeast and alcohol in the flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

04-07-2012 04:04:40 | More by Mora2000
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chossboss

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-21-2014 05:44:39 | More by chossboss
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-21-2012 21:27:49 | More by NilocRellim
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tugg407

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

04-05-2013 00:02:02 | More by tugg407
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

10-20-2013 02:34:11 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +17.3%

08-12-2012 03:43:54 | More by ste5venla
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Reappropriated

California

3/5  rDev -12%

10-14-2013 03:52:30 | More by Reappropriated
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SpeedwayJim

New York

2.35/5  rDev -31.1%

22oz. bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger spritzy white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a stunning, clear dark red. Lacing is non-existent. Color is great but not much else.

Nose is cherry cough syrup, pit, and rotting wood. Strange... smells more viscous than it looks.

Opens cherry pit and skin bitterness... that turns to a sickeningly sweet cough syrup flavor mixed with semi-bitter dark fruit in the middle. Boozy. More cherry cough syrup towards the end with a woody, super sweet finish. This is NOT as advertized. Really bad. I expected some sort of tartness, some sort of character maybe? But this beer is missing any real hint of complexity, depth or... good flavor really.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly in the mouth but syrupy at the same time. Goes down aggressive and sparkling with a messy finish and a slightly lingering aftertaste. Average.

After having this, I'm certainly staying away from this series from now on. Not worth drinking.

08-08-2014 00:17:58 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Lugenbeast

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

08-27-2013 22:36:08 | More by beergorrilla
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40ontarget

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-27-2014 01:54:04 | More by 40ontarget
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -9.1%

A - fully hazy red-purple, no head or retention of one whatsoever, looks like a glass of wine
S - big on cherries and booziness, some yeasty esters bring up the rear with a mild woody note
T - the mix of yeasty esters, leafy hops, and cherries are all there, but the boozy bite is too dominant here, I think if they backed off on the octane it would be tastier
M - somewhat light with a big creamy belgian style carbonation, some definite fruity tartness, with a boozy finish
O - i really want to like this beer more but alcohol seems to smother the flavour too much for my liking which is a shame because I think this has real potential if they reign it in

11-07-2012 03:54:24 | More by joemcgrath27
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -12%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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Hawaii

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California

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Keith_Eash

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +32%

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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -0.9%

This poured a magenta like cherry hue with a cloudy body. The head was fizzy and built tall and quick but ebbed away slowly.

The aroma was nice with a sweet, sour and tart cherry.

The flavor was more in line with a cherry cough drop as there is a medicinal licorice and cherry mix. Some fig and orchard sweetness holds the end.

The feel is light and airy, smooth yet prickly, sour and lightly tart.

This had potential but it went awry were it counts...The taste.

03-24-2014 00:33:28 | More by KYGunner
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EliotRosewater

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-23-2013 05:37:55 | More by EliotRosewater
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ALSAIL

Washington

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LakerLeith

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-29-2014 02:24:45 | More by LakerLeith
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Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.