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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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3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

PretzelCity, Sep 24, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

hansenm72, Sep 20, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Dantastic
3/5  rDev -11.8%

On tap at the flying saucer in Addison, tx.

Nose is grassy, slight hint of cherries, medicinal.

Mouthfeel is thin, almost texture less .

This is a confused beer.

It's not a sour, not a typical lambic. You could say it is it's own style, but that style is not very appealing. I've had many a better beer from Utah.

Dantastic, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

kylehay2004, Sep 11, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +24.7%

Mattmarinucci, Sep 07, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -17.6%

diamond_mind, Sep 01, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

deac83, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jschott75, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

rspauldi, Aug 25, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -4.7%

Simants, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Tom-Peters, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Big_Dave, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

rdooley, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

beerforpresident, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

bundy462, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Not sure why this one is categorized as a strong dark. Batch #25

A: poured into a tulip to a reddish orange with a finger of slightly pink head that is quick to fade and leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of a little oak, cherries and fruity esters
T: taste is cherries, some oak, fruity esters, a little spice, and slight tartness. swallow is alcohol with a lingering cherry aftertaste
M: this beer sits with a medium amount of weight on the palate with carbonation that's a little prickly at times and a slightly drying finish
O: I think this is pretty solid. it isn't the best but it's a pleasant drinking experience and the alcohol could be hidden better

SHODriver, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of VashonGuy
3/5  rDev -11.8%

This beer was disappointing. Some beers are greater than the sum of their parts; this beer is less than it should be. I like Belgian golden ales quite a bit, and I'm also occasionally a fan of fruit beers. But this beer isn't successful as either one, and it's an unsuccessful marriage between the two types.

Appearance is a thin red color with decent carbonation and a bit of a head, which dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is a muted cherry, not quite cherry cough syrup, but not fresh cherries either. Mouthfeel is on the thin side. Taste has the cherries going for it, but the belgian ale components are muted to missing.

If this were just an ale with fruit, sold for a modest price, it'd be a decent summer sipper. But the hype and the price of this beer, and the emphasis on its Belgian antecedents, led me to expect a lot more than I got. I was expecting that wonderful Belgian yeastiness, and it wasn't there. I was expecting tasty cherries, and I got an underwhelming cherry taste and aroma.

By the way, why in the world is this classified on Beer Advocate as a Belgian Strong Dark Ale? That's not how Epic describes the beer. It's not how the beer looks or tastes. It's not anywhere similar to the classic Belgian Strong Dark Ales. This beer is either a Belgian Strong Pale Ale (which is what the underlying Brainless is), modified with cherries, or else it's a Fruit/Vegetable Beer. No way is it a BSDA.

VashonGuy, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Clemskis, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Codycusey, Aug 08, 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

TheWiredDJ, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

SJ-IABrews, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

tykechandler, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

jakewatt135, Jul 30, 2014
Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.