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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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250 Ratings

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | 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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1/5  rDev -70.6%

GoldenChild, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of ArrogantB
1.3/5  rDev -61.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

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.

ArrogantB, Oct 20, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

HumanParaquat, Oct 25, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

hansenm72, Sep 20, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

tastymug, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of beergorrilla
1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

beergorrilla, Aug 27, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

psyclone, Jun 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

leedorham, Jul 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

impending, Oct 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

mpenning13, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Murrhey
2.15/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

Murrhey, May 14, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
2.18/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Thorpe429, May 03, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.35/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

SpeedwayJim, Aug 08, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Zaphog, Oct 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

ajzy, Jun 01, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

mmulebarn, Dec 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

jsisko01, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of jsanford
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

jsanford, Jul 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

JimmyAloysius, Apr 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

lillitnn92, Nov 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

drewone, Sep 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Raziel313, Feb 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Jade, Apr 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Dactrius, Dec 31, 2013
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Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.