1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brainless Raspberries - Epic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Brainless RaspberriesBrainless Raspberries

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 197
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.13%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
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
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Brainless Raspberries Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 197 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dmorgan310, Wednesday at 10:30 PM
Photo of mvelilla
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

mvelilla, Sunday at 07:18 PM
Photo of TrojanRB
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

TrojanRB, Saturday at 07:19 PM
Photo of mcloud2
4/5  rDev +11.7%

mcloud2, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of dawardster
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dawardster, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of jeremiahoden
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jeremiahoden, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of akang
4/5  rDev +11.7%

akang, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Iamjeff6
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Iamjeff6, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Danobold
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Danobold, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +11.7%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of beeragent
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

beeragent, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Pegasus
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light amber in color with tinges of pink, the body is moderately hazy, the head is small, off-white, and fairly dense, with good retention. Thin, fine lacing in a Belgian pattern adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is slight and slow-rising.

Aroma: Fermented raspberries are very prominent in the aroma, nothing at all like the artificial raspberry flavoring often found in "raspberry-flavored" beers. Dark malt and alcohol offer quite substantial contributions to the aroma, but the raspberries utterly dominate.

Taste: Opens with a strong burst of raspberries, like unsweetened jam. Soon after sweet, spicy alcohol and dark malt surge into the taste. The 9.9% ABV presents very gracefully without being hot or solvent-like . A fairly substantial, earthy yeast presence is also notable, as well as a moderate herbal hop presence. All of these other flavors serve as accompaniments to the raspberries, ever complimenting but never dominating. As the taste progresses, there are brief flourishes of other flavors: pepper, vanilla, and caramel. The taste ends as it began, with raspberries, counterbalanced with a pronounced but graceful woodiness.

.Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very well-made example of the style, which bespeakes the skill of the brewer. Brainless Raspberries would serve as an elegant alternative to champagne, or as a compliment to dessert.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager sensory glass.

Pegasus, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Laulau
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Laulau, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of indianabeerman
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

indianabeerman, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Bcarson7287
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Bcarson7287, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%

DeadWalkerAir, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Robloc303
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

kjkinsey, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

Texasfan549, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of LittleDon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

A decent sour from Epic. Prominent raspberry aroma with a hint of grain. Big fruit middle and finish with low hopping. Medium carbonation and body. Decent look and feel, OK head and lace. Worth a try.

LittleDon, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Getalegup
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

Getalegup, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

rspauldi, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of SteeleWright
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

SteeleWright, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

zonker17, Aug 31, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Brainless Raspberries from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.