Sour Brainless On Peaches
Epic Brewing Company

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American Wild Ale
Ranked #807
Ranked #5,885
4.06 | pDev: 7.14%
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Sour Brainless On PeachesSour Brainless On Peaches
Notes: Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches is a blend of the Brett and Lacto foeders, and Pediococcus wine casks that were blended into neutral oak white wine casks. Aged 18-months.
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 122
Photo of zeff80
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle. Poured out a slightly cloudy, golden yellow color with a very small, white head of foam. It smelled of tart lemon, peach and oak. Very sour tasting with peach and caramel.

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Photo of EMV
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #3, poured from a wax-topped 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly hazed golden amber pour. Thin fizzy head that falls fast... modest lacing.

S: Funky and fruity... definite peach... oak and white wine.

T/F: Mild to moderate pucker... funky and oaky. Peach is present but not overwhelming. Underripe fruits, some what wine character/grape must... light lemony citrus towards the finish. Light body and effervescent carbonation. The finish is more tartness, fruit, and funk.

O: An outstanding white wine barrel-aged Wild Ale and the peach complements it nicely. Super beer... wish I had a few more.

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Photo of DodgerLove
3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance - Very pale honey yellow, and cloudy. There's a good amount of/sediment floating around this beer. Minimal head, if any.

Smell - Smells of tart fruit, getting a lemony acidic aroma.

Taste -Very tart and acidic up front. Not getting much peach, it comes across more as grapefruit. There is a subtle fruit sweetness on the finish that then lingers into the typical barnyard taste.

Feel - This is a very light and dry beer, minimal carbonation.

Overall - A crisp and tart sour, with an acidic bite complimented by a slight fruit sweetness on the finish. After letting the beer linger for a bit, you definitely get that barnyard funk flavor in the back of your throat. I would say this is a good introductory beer to sours if this is not your typical style of beer.

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Photo of larryi86
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- A slightly hazy golden straw color with a two finger white head

S- Peach skins, peach, barnyard funk, some oak, sour light fruits, some lemons, a little musty and hints of wheat.

T- Peaches, the peaches are mainly tart but there is a hint of sweetness, peach skins, lemons, big barnyard funk, hints of light fruits, some oak, touch of lacto is the finish, a slightly musty quality

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A good peach sour. The musty flavors are a little out of place and clash with the fruit a little too much, but aren't unpleasant.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass; batch #2, bottled in 3/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy peach, tart/sour lemon, lime, green apple, apricot, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, oak, and musty funk; with lighter notes of white wine vinegar, pepper, leather, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, peaches, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy peach, tart/sour lemon, lime, green apple, apricot, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, pepper, oak, and musty funk; with lighter notes of white wine vinegar, vanilla, leather, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/acidic sourness and yeast/tannic oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, lemon, lime, green apple, apricot, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, pepper, oak, musty funk, vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a white. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, peaches, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/sour/spiciness balance and zero astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from acidity/tannic oak spice as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic/tannic, and fairly creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fruited wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, peaches, oak barrel, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the balanced acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Ri0
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 375ml into flute. Pale lighter yellow and cloudy with a thin 1 finger white head. Fades into a thin ring with no lacing. A pleasant fresh peach aroma with some lemon notes with some oak and minimal funk. The peach flavor is there with notes of lemon acidity and a strong tartness. A slight vinegar flavor on the finish, but lacks any funk that would bring it up a level. Light bodied and fizzy carbonation. It's good, but not New Glarus peach good or even Starkeller peach good. Very enjoyable, yet expensive.

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Photo of beergoot
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow, mildly hazy body; white, foamy head. Old, old fruit smell with a hefty dose of barnyard funk. Sour, citrus flavor; grapefruit; very tangy. Medium body; sharp and acidic; mostly dry finish.

A decent sour that doesn't deliver much peach qualities yet still brings some sour and barnyard funk to things.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle of batch 2. Served in a teku glass.

Pours a hazy peach skin coloured body, one finger white head, short retention, bits of lacing. Smells of mild overripe peach, diacetyl butter, mild cereal grain sweetness. Moderate lactic tartness when served chilled, goes away as it warms. Flavour is similarly heavy on the sweet buttery diacetyl, cereal grain sweetness. The peaches pop out a bit right out of the gates but it goes away as it warms. Moderate lactic tartness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, creamy, not too acidic, with a combination of butter and peach on the finish. This is an overall decent attempt at an AWA, but the sweet butteriness was tough to get over. It tasted a lot like butter popcorn jelly belly.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Colonial Spirits. Slightly hazy deep yellow with a decent sized but short lived bubbly white head. Tart acidic fruitiness on the nose with a touch of earthy funk. Flavor is lactic and citric tartness with brushes of earth and light funk. The peaches come through, but in a macerated fermented way. Mouth puckering lingering sour after every sip. Sour patch kids in a glass right here, pretty tasty if thats what you are looking for.

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Photo of Xenoreactive
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Damb. Flavorful as to its peach integrity. Has a very nice pulpy feel. Tastes almost like a nice peach cobbler that has soured beyond its expiration date.

Highly enjoyable if you like a nice wooden and overly sour tendency. Arguably one of the most underrepresented brews out there if you're looking for a sour fix.

Brainless? Perhaps? Sour? Indeed. Peaches? Absolutely.

Worthy of its price? I would say so.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Like a white wine. Slightly yellow, but so well filtered
S - I get a bit more funk thank acidity. Peaches for sure, but not in your face peaches
T - Tart, sweet, peach. The oak aging seems to smooth the whole thing out which is nice
F- Medium -thin. Very drinkable. Not Syrupy
O- Left me wanting a bit more on the fruit. I think the oak aging took off some of the sharp edges that could have been on this sour. Nice tartness without ridiculous puckering.

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Photo of Dan_K
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Golden in color, good clarity, minimal head
S: Smells like peaches, oak, white wine, minerals
T: Sour notes dominate the flavors. Peach is there but too recessed.
F: Feels smooth and oily
O: This is a really nice sour that is unfortunately light on the peach flavors. Would be a knockout beer with more peach.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aged 13 months. Den # 2547. Rel # 01.

Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, peach, white wine, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour peach, white wine, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great sour peach qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid sour with a very good peach flavor. Moderate tanginess and moderate sour it's more fruit-centric without being artificial or too sweet. Very drinkable and nice texture.

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Photo of Todd
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Funky, Lively, Tart, Peach
Brewed with Lactobacillus, Pediococcus and wild yeast, aged in oak foeders, blended into oak barrels with peach puree for additional fermentation and maturation, and then blended a second time before packaging, this is one complex beer. Release #1, Denver #2547 was aged for 13 months. It pours bright yellow with a thin, short-lived white head. Funk, banyard, medicinal, and ripe peaches in the nose. This wild ale is thin and lively, with a tart and acidic smack. Stone fruit flavors complement the beer's sourness, and the distinct peach notes add depth that carry through into the dry, vinous and oaky finish. I’m looking forward to more foeder releases from Epic.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015).

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Photo of Beervana
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellowy-golden colour with the thinnest white head. Smell is, well, peaches first and foremost, also a distinct barnyard funk going on, bit of a lactic quality as well, kind of hits that peaches and cream note. Taste is fairly restrained, not much sour, not much fruit, there is an oaky dryness and a bit of a spice characteristic as well (white pepper maybe), a slight white wine vibe going on. Mouthfeel lacks carbonation and is definitely on the thin side, couple that with the restrained flavours on the taste and the beer does come out a little on the watery side.

Overall, a nice easy drinking sour but nothing mind-blowing. I'm actually a little surprised by the lack of flavour development given how long it spent in the barrel

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden color and when poured gently it's crystal clear and little to no head. Not sure where the complaints of carbonation are coming from but thought mine was near perfect. Lots of peach flavor and just a touch of sweetness still lingering in this, very tart, acidic and some "funk." Lingering finish and very enjoyable. What a great release from Epic but just wish it didn't have the $14 price tag, but still worth it.

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Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The smell is lots of funk, a citric tartness, and some nice apple and peach notes. The taste is similar. Sour Apple white wine flavor up front, pretty sour, followed by a peachy sweetness with a prolonged tartness, and funk in the finish. Haven't had to many sours yet, but this one stands out. Tasty, tart, and one hell of a palate cleanser

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Photo of gman1602
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Have unfortunately not tasted the Brainless on Peaches yet - will check it out now. This is just a really solid sour, on par with the top in the class, although the peach is not really shining through for me. Perhaps it is blending in too well with the flavor of the beer but it tastes like an excellent example of a straight Lambic so far. Only reason to not give a perfect 5 is the fact I have a hard time finding the peaches. Excellent sour taste though. Finishing with a perfect tartness, this is definitely one to come back to and (hopefully) try again from Epic. Love the Big Bad Baptist for a barrel aged stout, and am extremely happy with this buy from this brewery. Apparently brewed in their Denver Taproom/Brewery. Seriously Excellent Beer.
If you like sours, you need to try this. I'm curious what aging would do for it.

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Photo of sittinggc
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Clear, and golden with an almost peachy tint. Low carbonation, little-to-no head.
Smell: Lots of funk...almost farmhouse. Also get some sour and vinegar.
Taste: Very a good way (I like my sours, sour lol). Also get some funkiness. Did not get much peach, unfortunately.
Feel: Almost like drinking a low ABV wine....I liked it. Nice and bubbly.

Overall: A good sour beer. Was excited to be able to try it out. A little pricey, but hey its a sour (though accidentally)....hope Epic experiments some more with sour beers but, would like a lot more fruitiness.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up from the Boise Whole Foods... Pours mostly clear light golden... No head or retention.. Very funky aroma that immediately brings up memories of Drie Fontenin and Cantillon.. No doubt very buggy.. peach is there on the palate but is sorta hammered by the yeasty notes in the nose.. This is a GEM.. Proper American sour for sure..


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Photo of 303beer
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow. Little carbonation. No head. Sour wine smell to it. Has a strong white wine taste but tart. Hard to pull the peach out if it. I like the brewery. Hope they continue making sours. The only reason I didn't give this a higher score is because I can't tell the difference between this " beer " and wine.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

something like this has been a long time coming from these guys, so its nice to see the dream realized. the packaging is beautiful, wax is a nice color, and there is a lot of anticipation for me, i love epic and have looked forward to this one. i cant imagine its the same base beer though, for one, its the wrong color, orange and clear instead of white and hazy, the abv is also way low here, and furthermore, there is almost no belgian yeast to this, while the non sour edition was insanely belgian yeasty. all of that aside, the beer is lovely, a little too sweet for me, like candied peach, but the flavor of the fruit is authentic and the sourness is there without a ton of acidity. a lot more drinkable than the ones that lean more towards lambic. the mix of different cultures is evident, the wild side here is very multidimensional, and the pucker it produces is unique, a little foot-like, but in a good way, like french soft moldy cheese. the wine barrel is the best part for me, the tannic fruitiness is brilliant with the sweet peaches, and the oak brings it all together. seems quite mature too, like it was in there awhile. overall maybe a little below my expectations because of the sweetness and the relative lack of carbonation, but its delicious beer and definitely a project i would like to see these guys continue!

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Photo of MUTINY
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7oz bottle into my Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy pure straw with 1/4" fizzy white head that recedes quickly. Retention is OK, lacing is fairly minimal but better than expected.

S: Excellent. Perfect harmony of the oak barrel notes along with both lacto & brett tartness/funk. Peach is at the forefront of all of this & it truly comes together to create a stunning nose.

T: Stronger lacto tartness up front leads into a nice oaky-peach mid palate. The finish is distinctly oaky with much more the the brett funk accenting it. Quite acceptably sour.

M: Somewhat undercarbed & light. Finishes crisp with a slightly juicy dryness.

O: One of the better BA Sours that I've had.

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Photo of Benish
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into small snifter glass.

Appearance: light golden in color. No head retention and minimal carbonation.

Smell: some barnyard character, white wine, lactic tartness, and faint notes of fruit. Peaches definitely become a little bit more noticeable with time.

Taste: dry and sour with strong lactic tartness all around. It becomes sweet with tastes of white wine and fresh fruit. Peaches become more noticeable after some time.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied and acidic. Carbonation is good.

Overall: this is a really flavorful brew. You can smell the Brett but taste the Lacto. Very dry with a slight sweetness. However, I would have had no idea there was fruit in this beer if it wasn't for the name.

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Sour Brainless On Peaches from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 122 ratings