Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) - Epic Brewing Company
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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
3.1/5 rDev -9.1%
A - Pours a pale ruby red, finger of big bubbled head with no retention or lacing.
S - Mild on the nose, musty yeast with sour cherries and a leafy citrus rind that lingers.
T - Surprisingly mild flavour, fruity yeast esthers, a bready flavour comes through alongside a very very mild sour cherry flavour reminiscent of Sweet Tart candies. Barrel aging didn't seem to add much and there's a bit of ABV heat that lingers.
M - Lighter bodied that fills the mouth goes down prickly and finishes wet with a bit of ABV heat.
O - I had higher expectations for this one. Not terrible, but not worth the money as there's more flavourful options available.
11-18-2012 22:27:02 | More by andrenaline
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
3.1/5 rDev -9.1%
A - fully hazy red-purple, no head or retention of one whatsoever, looks like a glass of wine
S - big on cherries and booziness, some yeasty esters bring up the rear with a mild woody note
T - the mix of yeasty esters, leafy hops, and cherries are all there, but the boozy bite is too dominant here, I think if they backed off on the octane it would be tastier
M - somewhat light with a big creamy belgian style carbonation, some definite fruity tartness, with a boozy finish
O - i really want to like this beer more but alcohol seems to smother the flavour too much for my liking which is a shame because I think this has real potential if they reign it in
11-07-2012 03:54:24 | More by joemcgrath27
3.4/5 rDev -0.3%
Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a clear slightly reddish orange with a thin (1/4-inch) thick pinkish, off-white head which fades quickly and yields a few spots of lace.
S: Mild cherry pits, red grapes, and oak.
T: Yeasty and malty with some tart red cherries and vinous notes.
M: Moderate bodied and light carbonation. Finishes yeasty and mildly fruity/vinous.
O: Fair fruit and yeast balance, but just not all together.
09-12-2012 22:12:09 | More by wethorseblanket
3.1/5 rDev -9.1%
Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at Benny’s tasting.
Release # 7.
Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, slight cherry, and some medicinal aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with some really mild aromas and flavors.
09-11-2012 01:42:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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
Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
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