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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

199 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.01%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | 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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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-25-2014 01:24:29 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This poured a magenta like cherry hue with a cloudy body. The head was fizzy and built tall and quick but ebbed away slowly.

The aroma was nice with a sweet, sour and tart cherry.

The flavor was more in line with a cherry cough drop as there is a medicinal licorice and cherry mix. Some fig and orchard sweetness holds the end.

The feel is light and airy, smooth yet prickly, sour and lightly tart.

This had potential but it went awry were it counts...The taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 00:33:28 | More by KYGunner
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2014 10:47:33 | More by Nolen12
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-22-2014 22:25:52 | More by jkball01
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +10%

03-21-2014 11:51:23 | More by BuckTuckian
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Billquirk

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-23-2014 21:54:46 | More by Billquirk
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chossboss

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-21-2014 05:44:39 | More by chossboss
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Raziel313

California

2.25/5  rDev -34%

02-18-2014 13:40:52 | More by Raziel313
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-13-2014 21:14:21 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Ben7773

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10%

02-11-2014 06:06:50 | More by Ben7773
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lswilma

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

02-09-2014 13:24:55 | More by lswilma
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-05-2014 22:24:15 | More by mltobin
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

01-27-2014 02:29:33 | More by MinorThreat
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40ontarget

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-27-2014 01:54:04 | More by 40ontarget
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

01-20-2014 16:37:54 | More by drummermattie02
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-19-2014 19:34:50 | More by LoveStout
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 18:17:47 | More by BeerFMAndy
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oceanside

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

01-16-2014 19:16:08 | More by oceanside
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ubufan2112

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-16-2014 00:50:35 | More by ubufan2112
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-15-2014 17:08:42 | More by smutty33
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Zorro

California

3/5  rDev -12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 02:55:52 | More by Zorro
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

12-31-2013 21:20:39 | More by Dactrius
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Sarmartay

California

3.75/5  rDev +10%

12-28-2013 21:15:30 | More by Sarmartay
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

12-26-2013 00:06:03 | More by mmulebarn
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-25-2013 22:29:13 | More by Gww1864
Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.