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Brainless Raspberries - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 03-11-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Jree261:
Photo of Jree261
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-Almost purple out of the bottle with a vivid white foam.

Smell-Like raspberries in candy form. Almost medicinal.

Taste-First time I tasted it I thought it tasted like a raspberry Tootsie Pop. Something that would work for dessert. Second time I tasted it all I got was the medicine flavor and tongue coating.

Mouthfeel-Light with a finish that somewhat drops off and coats the mouth. Yikes.

Overall-Way too much medicine. The other fruit beers really benefit from the oaking to tone down the overwhelming flavors of the fruit. Hopefully next year they will do that for the Brainless Raspberries and help it out a lot.

Jree261, Jul 10, 2013
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Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle with me

A - pinkish amber with a thin, white head that has good retention

S - faint malt and tart raspberries

T - same as the nose; the raspberries are well balanced

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

I would have liked this one to be a bit more full-flavored. It was a nice touch with the raspberries but it was a bit light. Overall, a nice fruit beer.

tdm168, May 19, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +25.6%
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22 oz bottle poured into an Epic tulip.
9.2% ABV, Release #9

A - Ruby-hued amber in color, Brainless Raspberries has some nice clarity and a ring of tight foam that's left hanging out below a halo of dotted lace.

S - Brainless Raspberries smells like a bushel of ripe, crushed raspberries with Champagne-like white grapes and a delicate Belgian spice and citrus one-two combo of lemongrass and sweet orange peel!

T - Raspberries explode onto the tongue with fresh fruit flavor only to be swept away by Belgian yeast in the form of a saison with a conglomerate of spice and trailing citrus nuances.

M - A perfectly matched level of effervescence dances on the tongue, livening up the fairly light bodied beer with a complimentary dry finish. Despite the fruit, citrus, and spice notes all coming together wonderfully, the beer still finishes clean and devoid of any alcohol presence.

O - Epic's Brainless Raspberries is one of the best raspberry beers out there, marrying a high octane-yet-delicate Belgian saison-type of beer with fresh fruitiness and sparkling effervescent for a superb beer sure to leave a lasting impression!

BeerFMAndy, Jan 21, 2014
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Batch #2... Paid about $8 at the COOP... Poured into my slim tulip. Pours a clear orangy/pink... the head has a pink tinge... the bubbles die back very very quickly.

Nose smells like raspberry candy with some background Belgian phenols.

Flavor is thankfully more dry and shows more clovey phenols... sorta a light peppery element... plenty of berry flavor.

Body is medium with decent carbonation... certainly does not feel or taste like nearly 10%...

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Brainless Raspberries from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.