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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

217 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.72%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | 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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ArrogantB

Colorado

1.3/5  rDev -61.9%

On tap at the new brewery here in Denver. This was awful, just awful. Red color, no head whatsoever. Aroma was terrible, alcohol, cherry cough syrup, just smells cheap. Flavor was more of the same, alcohol, nasty cherry syrup, more alcohol, cheap booze, no barrel. It was like cherry aged mouthwash. Sometimes I marvel at how breweries produce such awful beer and then sell it for top dollar. If i had spent $12 on a bottle of this I would have been super pissed. I could not find any redeeming qualities in this beer.

10-20-2013 02:56:12 | More by ArrogantB
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -56%

10-24-2013 23:19:21 | More by HumanParaquat
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tastymug

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -56%

04-14-2013 17:24:04 | More by tastymug
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beergorrilla

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

08-27-2013 22:36:08 | More by beergorrilla
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psyclone


1.75/5  rDev -48.7%

06-30-2014 16:54:05 | More by psyclone
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leedorham

Washington

2/5  rDev -41.3%

07-05-2012 21:29:03 | More by leedorham
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impending

California

2/5  rDev -41.3%

10-30-2013 04:07:57 | More by impending
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mpenning13

Ohio

2/5  rDev -41.3%

04-18-2014 01:20:09 | More by mpenning13
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Murrhey

Montana

2.15/5  rDev -37%

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.

05-14-2012 06:44:25 | More by Murrhey
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.18/5  rDev -36.1%

Slightly cloudy light red color with thin head fading to a collar. The nose has some artificial cherries plus some medicinal character. Off and not pleasing. Flavor is the se but quite a bit worse. Stale cough syrup with a hefty bit of booze. Body is medium with a dry off character. Chemicals and other gross things. Ugh.

05-03-2012 21:53:36 | More by Thorpe429
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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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Zaphog

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

10-29-2012 23:50:15 | More by Zaphog
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

06-01-2013 13:33:21 | More by ajzy
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

12-26-2013 00:06:03 | More by mmulebarn
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jsisko01

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

04-28-2014 00:13:50 | More by jsisko01
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jsanford

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Pours a cloudy, watermelon pink-red with a slight haze that settles to a thin ring. Aromas of Belgian yeast, maybe a touch of cherry and ripe pear. Pretty subdued and weak, honestly. Taste is similarly bland, with a dominating Witbier-style yeast profile that imparts some clove and phenols, some light grain, and just a whiff of cherries. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a medium body, good carbonation, and a fairly dry finish. Overall a pretty weak offering, I'm hoping the peach version is better.

07-23-2012 00:45:12 | More by jsanford
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

04-09-2014 15:04:23 | More by JimmyAloysius
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drewone

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

09-10-2012 02:27:14 | More by drewone
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Raziel313

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

02-18-2014 13:40:52 | More by Raziel313
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Jade

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

04-06-2013 04:43:22 | More by Jade
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

12-31-2013 21:20:39 | More by Dactrius
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KAF

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

07-05-2014 11:45:39 | More by KAF
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intensify

Colorado

2.76/5  rDev -19.1%

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.

07-30-2013 02:38:32 | More by intensify
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -18.5%

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.

12-11-2012 23:42:57 | More by brother_kenneth
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

2.88/5  rDev -15.5%

Color was almost pink as I poured it. It was a light reddish orange. The little carbonation it had receded fast.

Smells like blush wine, candied fruit, artificial strawberry flavor, slight booze, cotton candy, cherry. The smell is the best thing about this brew.

Taste was disappointing. It was biscuity which was pleasant, but then you get hit with booze. The cherry flavor combined with the alcohol reminded me of a fine bottle of Boone's or maybe even MD 20/20. The Belgian strong dark ale quality was an afterthought at best.

Refreshingly carbonated, but otherwise I’m not feeling much.

11-13-2012 18:44:44 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
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