Sour Brainless On Pineapple
Epic Brewing Company

Sour Brainless On PineappleSour Brainless On Pineapple
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #932
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #11,177
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 7.9%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
34
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Epic Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
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Sour Brainless On PineappleSour Brainless On Pineapple
Notes: Sour Belgian Ale Aged in Oak Barrels with Pineapples
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 34
Photo of Ozzylizard
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 10.00 (Including tax)/375 mL waxed capped bottle ($ 0.787/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. Reviewed 2/14/19.
Undated bottle. “Release #2” stamped on label. Stored on shelf at distributor. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.
Body – Light yellow, hazy, translucent. Several large chunks settle to the bottom of the glass. There is nearly a centimeter of sediment remaining in the bottle.
Head – While pouring, a fizzy white one cm head exists but disappears within seconds of finishing the pour, leaving no layer and only a partial ring

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Epic Brewing Company "Sour Brainless On Pineapple"
12.7 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, capped and waxed, "RELEASE #2 7.6%ALC./VOL. (illegible)EN(illegible)4465"
$11.99 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Hazy yellow-gold body beneath a short head of bright white that immediately fades to just a collar. Aroma of citrus rind, dead yeast, wet wood, a suggestion of acidity, and limited pineapple - overall not very enticing but not exactly off-putting either as you should be prepared for it unless it's your first sour beer. The flavor turns it around, and it's much more accessible and a lot less funky and sour than the aroma suggests it might be. Some minor malt presence remains, just lightly sweetish, and the pineapple comes through nicely. It's not too tart and puckering, but there's enough acidity to help dry it in the finish despite a limited bitterness level. It's lactic, grassy, slightly vinous with white wine character, a subtle touch oaky, and fruity with some green apple, pear, and a hint of lime. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and smooth with a moderate carbonation. Overall, very easy to drink once you get past the aroma, and it only takes a few sips to do that before you become accustomed to it. Interesting, charming, a little quirky, refreshing, and satisfying.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12.7 fluid ounce bottle into glass. Stamped identification on label is 'RELEASE#2'. 7.6% ABV. Final stamping is 'DEN#4465'.
Slightly cloudy, pale gold colored body. Slight fizzy head which disappears quickly. No lacing. No sediment.
Smells very tart. Lemon and pineapple. Funk and oak barrel. A rather strong, stinky aroma.
Taste has a quick burst of sweet fruit (pineapple, lemon, green apple), then the tart/vinous and funk set in. Slightly spicy. After taste is really well balanced and brings back all the good aspects of the over the tongue taste. Sweet and tart bounce back and forth against each other. Oak barrel in support.
Medium mouth feel. Low carbonation.
Quite a tasty sour beer, with no artificial fruit aromas or flavors. Somewhat dry, which induces another sip.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is an awesome little beer, one of the first pineapple beers i have had that actually tastes like pineapples, not canned pineapple or pineapple juice or some candy flavored like pineapple, but actual fruit. it starts a little less obvious, a little tropical fruity sweetness to balance the high lactic acidity in here, lemony too, white wine and obvious oak, clean and sort of delicate for how vibrant it also is, would have guessed way lower alcohol too. uniquely crisp for a sour, especially a fruited one, its briny and dry. the flavor of this is just fantastic, real pineapple for sure but ramping up to a climax right at the finish, fresh and juicy, the real thing. i like how much of this i taste after i swallow it, as much as half of the flavor might develop post swallow, which is awesome too. lots of wood, really clean bacterial sourness, not as funky as it could be, but i like how clean it is, a light honey thing happening with the pineapple sweetness, and the exact right amount of acidity. it could use a touch more carbonation, but i wouldnt want it to shorten this, the flavors evolve brilliantly. epic may have gone through a little lull, but everything i have had from them lately has been innovative, expert, and delicious. one of my favorite sours i have had from them so far. underrated here for sure, even if the yeast complexion is slightly one dimensional, the overall beer has plenty of character!

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Release #2.

Pours a hazy straw yellow, again a small head of foam that dissipates quickly.

Sour pineapple, lemons, funk, oak. Nice.

Pineapple not as strong in the taste but adequate for something that mentions it on the label. Lemons, slightly sweet, bit of funk, and quite oaky.

Fairly light bodied with lively carbonation.

Enjoyed drinking this.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells like pineapple juice. Tastes sour. Feel is medium. High carbonation. Overall, I really liked this... although the draft I had was 7.6 abv... So maybe mine was a little different

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Photo of Lucular
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale fizzy yellow with little head. Aroma is weak pineapple and the taste is little better. Noticeable alcohol with little else going on. Meh. I only wish I had gotten half as much out of this as superspak below...

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass; release #01, bottled in 11/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy pineapples, lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, and grass; with lighter notes of wheat, cracker, vanilla, leathery/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, pineapples, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy pineapples, lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, and grass; with lighter notes of wheat, cracker, vanilla, leathery/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness; with light fruit tang and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart/tangy pineapples, lemon, lime, peach, pear, green apple, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, light funk/vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, pineapples, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness balance, and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tartness/acidity, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/acidic, and lightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9.2%. Overall this a great fruited sour/wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, pineapples, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the mellow tart/acidic/drying finish. Really great mix of complexity between fruit, funk, and oak; with just enough malt presence to balance the acidity. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours gold with sediment floating. Short, foamy, white head that fades immediately.

Smells oaky, tart fruit, light Funk and light pineapple.

Tastes tart and acidic pineapple, lemon and oakiness. Followed by tart fruit and yeast Funk. Finish is dry with a light lemon linger. Lighter body and fizzy higher carbonation.

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Sour Brainless On Pineapple from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 34 ratings