Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by intensify:
2.76/5 rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
I'll start off by saying that if I hadn't spent $9 on a 22oz of this I wouldn't feel like I got ripped off a bit. That being said, this is an average beer that shouldn't be labeled or priced the way it is. It's a wine cooler with a high abv. The lacing that first appeared quickly disappeared into a cloud of... well nothing. You get a 'Belgian style' nose but with a fruitiness similar to a cheap wine. The taste isn't so too bad, though. Tart sourness followed by a sweet, bready finish with some spices.
-Overall it's an OKAY brew with a couple things going for it, but too many flaws. Epic should leave this style for the big dogs.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 02:38:32 | More by intensify
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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 199 ratings.