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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

266 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.35%
Wants: 9
Gots: 36 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.76/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Release #13

A: Pours a relatively clear pinkish orange in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some pink + ruby red highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall pinkish tan head that quickly reduces to absolutely no head at all. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Overall there is a very light aroma to this beer with just some very light notes of red wine, oak, and tart cherries.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale malts along with some lighter notes of Belgian yeast. There is a light to moderate flavor of red wine and oak with some hints of tart cherries. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Overall this beer is well balanced with neither the sweetness of the malts or any bitterness from the hops coming through. The red wine flavors really come through and there is only a light note from the cherries. Very light hints of the alcohol are present.

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3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color. It poured with a thin white head that instantaneously faded away, leaving absolutely no bubbles on the surface.
S: Light aromas of cherries and red wine are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some hints of Belgian yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: While this beer has a good balance between cherries and red wine, neither of these are particularly dominant, especially in the smell. No traces of alcohol are perceptible.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.