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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

259 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 04-07-2012

Aged in Red Wine barrels.

We took our double gold medal winning Brainless® Belgian, added cherry puree and aged it in French red wine casks (Cabernet and Syrah) for a secondary fermentation. It pours a beautiful deep ruby color with a medium white head. A nice nose of sweet cherries, Belgian malts, and barrel aging.
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Photo of infinitebruner
3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

January 14, 2015

Draft, taster glass

A – Light amber with a very red hue. Slightly pink foam with low retention. High clarity.

S – Wine, rose. Very light cherry aroma. Floral hops are also very light.

T – Light rose wine. Very slight hint of cherry, mostly just the impression of blush grapes.

M – Light carbonation. Slightly bitter and some moderate acidity.

O – A bit too reliant on the wine barrel for its character. Would like the barrel to complement, rather than overwhelm.

Photo of mobrado
3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Whatever you want to call this, it's certainly NOT a BSDA. It would make just as much sense to call it a Kölsch or a Russian Imperial Stout.

Intriguing bright reddish orange color that reminds you of an alcopop more than a beer. No head. Taste is a mixture of very pale ale, champagne yeast, winey oak barrel notes and cherry cough drops. Thin, sour mouth feel not unlike stale champagne.

I didn't care for it at all, but my wife, who doesn't like champagne, oak barrels or sour beers, loved it for some reason... Win/win since I got to open something else for myself. (Rating is an average.)

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3.56/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.96/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of riTLce
2.49/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

22oz bomber into a tulip glass

A: Burnt orange amber coloring with bubbles that fade quickly into nothing, with minimal bubbles if any rising.

S: Cherry, some oak, bubblegum yeastiness, cough syrup

T: Some tartness, cherries, oak on the finish and cough syrup lingering. Not as much oak present as expected.

M: Not as effervescent as expected, light-medium mouthfeel.

O: Pretty disappointed in this one, expected there to be more effervescence and the oak/fresh cherries to give this beer depth but there is a lot that makes this one not something I would return to.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.97/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +28.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of snaotheus
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2014-10-18
22oz bottle split between two tulips. Release #25, SLC #1423.

Pours clear, reddish-brown, flare of head that fades quickly (just like pouring pop). Lots of carbonation. Again, like pop. Smell is cherries, something like damp wood. Slightly tart.

Taste introduces some Belgian yeasty funk. Musty. Cherry, slightly tart. Slight dirty dishwater. Strong bitterness that makes me think of the skin of some fruit.

Mouthfeel is thin, slick, moderately flat. Overall, it’s not a bad beer. It’s fine.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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1/5  rDev -70.5%

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Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.