Brainless Raspberries - Epic Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +5%
[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]
The pour was a hazy pinkish ruby red with a slight orange hue and a small (less that 1 finger) white sudsy head that diminished very quickly, down to a thin puddled film with a medium collar and possessed fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a mild biscuit malt and a strong funky Belgian yeast with hints of overripe raspberries, bubblegum, candi sugar and a mild sourness.
The taste was a tad sweet and decently malty with a note of raspberries from the get go, although it was far from being overpowering. As it progressed it became lightly tart and somewhat yeasty and had a mild alcohol tinge towards the finish. The flavor stuck around for an average time following the swallow, with a lightly tart fruity taste and a mild alcohol warming sensation that lingered for a short while.
Mouthfeel was just barely past light in body with a mildly dry texture and a ticklish carbonation.
Overall this was a lightly malty sweet and refreshing fruity Belgian Ale that was balanced very well by the moderate presence of the Belgian yeast, which helped immensely in hiding the high ABV and creating a smooth and easy drinking experience...
10-12-2013 19:55:48 | More by KajII
3.21/5 rDev -10.1%
Pours a cloudy pink and copper. Light soapy head
Nice aroma of raspberries and malt. Not heavy on either which is a mistake a lot of breweries make with fruit beers---over compensate with fruit
This one falls a bit short, though. The raspberries taste fake and hollow. Not that they used syrup instead (I don't know), because it's not all that sweet. It's just that the fruit seems to be more of an essence or afterthought. No backbone to it.
And that affects the feel and enjoyment. Not a bad beer technically.
09-27-2013 18:25:06 | More by Mebuzzard
3.9/5 rDev +9.2%
Foggy, pink-orange brew with light pink tinted foamy head with nice retention and lacing.
An obvious Belgian base. Banana, clove, spice....smothered in tart raspberry. Doesn't quite know where it wants to go, or what it wants to be.
Dry, airy, bitter-tartness, Raspberry is well done and subtle, not overpowering. Fruit is a nice add since the raspberry is so noticeable. Belgian base beer is less noticeable when drank rather then smelled. Slightly harsh carbonation. Sharp booze bite, needs to flatten off.
I'd like to see what this brew would do with a bit of age on it. I think a year or two would do wonders... I'll report back. Nice work Epic, keep em' coming. One of the better in the Brainless series.
09-08-2013 05:47:48 | More by chugalug06
3.9/5 rDev +9.2%
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; Batch 2 bottled 3/20/2013. Pours fairly hazy reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of tart raspberry, raspberry skin, pear, apple, clove, pepper, floral, candi sugar, bread, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with prominent raspberry presence and good balance of yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of raspberry, pear, apple, clove, pepper, candi sugar, light bubblegum, bread, floral, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, pear, apple, light bubblegum, clove, pepper, candi sugar, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of raspberry and yeast notes; with a nice yeast/malt flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a crisp, smooth, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruited Belgian golden ale. All around nice balance of fruit with fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
08-20-2013 04:56:55 | More by superspak
Brainless Raspberries from Epic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.