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

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BA SCORE
78
okay

244 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
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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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Billquirk, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

chossboss, Feb 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Raziel313, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

BeerForMuscle, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Ben7773, Feb 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

lswilma, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

mltobin, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

MinorThreat, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

40ontarget, Jan 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

drummermattie02, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

LoveStout, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
10.6% ABV, Release #22

A – A blend of bright pink and ruby gives this beer a rosé color that's vibrant with clarity and briefly topped with a dull pink cap of foam that leaves little in the way of lacing.

S – Tart cherry skin and black cherry pulp poke through a thin red wine, like a rosé with an encouraging level of French oak in the background with subtleties of Belgian yeast - light peppery spice finished with Champagne-like white grapes.

T - Far more Belgian beer influenced in the flavor profile, Brainless on Cherries has a nice underlying dark fruitiness reminiscent of raisins and Craisins with tart cherry skin tannins complimented by a subtle touch of red wine and trail of cocoa dryness and oak earthiness on the finish.

M - Delicate carbonation gives the somewhat thin-feeling beer a crispness that drinks more like a chilled rosé wine than a beer but the tartness from the cherries matches the dry wine and oak for a really nice balance.

O - I don't drink wine often but when I do I prefer the fuller flavored, fuller bodied reds like a good Cab, so I always enjoy the concept of brewers aging beers in red wine barrels. Brainless on Cherries sounded like a no-brainer to me; Belgian-style beer with cherries in French oak barrels? Sign me up! But this Epic Brewing beer doesn't mirror the big flavors of some of the Belgian beers nor red wines, instead it's subtle and nuanced with a thin, not full body and delicate flavor profile of subtle earthy oak, distant red grapes, and tart cherry skin tannins. It's a good beer that doesn't show half of it's alcohol but also doesn't pack a big wallop of flavor.

BeerFMAndy, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

oceanside, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

ubufan2112, Jan 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

smutty33, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear reddish brown colored ale with a small pinkish white colored head.

Smells of cherry and vanilla with a sour edge. Faint spice maybe a little cinnamon. Faint vanilla and oak.

Starts out sweet and sour with a sour cherry flavor. Vanilla and oak but the flavor doesn't really meld. Tastes something like a hard cherry cider.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall not something I will buy again. Save yourself the trouble and buy the peach one.

Zorro, Jan 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Dactrius, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Sarmartay, Dec 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

mmulebarn, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Gww1864, Dec 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Matt_Ortiz, Dec 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

T_Hass, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Supergenious, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Sparky44, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Erik-P, Dec 04, 2013
Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.