Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale
Epic Brewing Company

Brainless Belgian-Style Golden AleBrainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale
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Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #131
Ranked #21,541
3.78 | pDev: 10.58%
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 10, 2010
Notes: Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale is has a rich and complex malt flavor balanced with a little bit of spicy noble hops and strong influences of fermentation esters from the Belgian yeast used. Various Belgian like Rock Candies, hops and grains are employed to express variations within the style. Deceivingly drinkable, some liken theses ales to Devil sneaking up on you, so consume responsibly.
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Rated: 3.75 by netshark from Colorado

Jun 09, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Chilled can to La Fin du Monde glass. Fizzy foam rises, sputters, leaves.
Aroma is familiar Belgian yeast, some mild fruit esters.
Taste takes awhile to unfold. The yeast isn’t totally right, there’s no spice notes, no hop bite, yet it’s tasty.
Feel is medium with high carb.
Overall, as a fan of Epic’s brews, this one falls flat.
Apr 04, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by 10Crumra from Texas

Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 3.63 by Iron_x_man from Colorado

Feb 10, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by InfernoBoss from California

Jan 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Malty, but where is the spice? (Says this malt-head, almost never.)
This is my second in the Brainless Belgian series. The first from Tavour. And these two cans from Beer Drop. So I am glad to experience these crafting pioneers in Utah, a traditionally dry state.

for Brainless Golden, Epic got the brewers and candy sugar right, but I'd appreciate more spice from the yeast, perhaps a spice or two and some hops (I really taste very very few hops in Golden.) viscous in the mouth, but a lively yeast would improve everything. For that yeast, maybe borrow some Bruz stuff as they, too, are Mile High.

I want to like Epic and want to encourage them in the Belgian tradition. But they still have work to do.
I will review the second can with food.
Jun 21, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by KT3418 from Colorado

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by btbcolo from Colorado

Jun 29, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

May 07, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Apr 11, 2018
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Reviewed by UtahBeerPleb from Utah

4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Has a very cloudy, unfiltered dark orange look to it. It seems a bit lightly carbonated, and has a very small head that dissipates quickly. Smells a bit tangy and floral, quite yeasty. The taste follows the nose. It's got a very rich, grassy, tangy, heavily malted flavor to it, with a nice sweetness on the back end, but nothing is overpowering. It's a classic Belgian-style ale for sure. ABV comes in at 8.6% for this release, but be careful because this is very drinkable and it will sneak up on you quickly. Very nice!

I had Release #151 (October 2017), so it's about 3 months old at review time.
Jan 06, 2018
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Reviewed by Labeorphile from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours blonde with a fizzy head that quickly disappears. Beer is cloudy with sediment. Not much in the nose, slight hints of the yeast.

Tastes like a good classic Belgian ale with a thick mouth feel.
Oct 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The appearance and smell were basically the same in both bottles. The appearance was a nice looking hazy yet glossy burnt orange to ruddy brown color. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess coating the top of the beer nicely. The head gracefully died at a nice pace leaving a nice clingy light foaminess around the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice authentic Belgian spiciness intertwining itself in between sweet malts and even letting in some light oranges to intermingle and dance underneath my nose. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and seemed like it was almost perfectly blended into a really nice flavoring all around. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a sessionability that wanted to show but alas, it could not prove itself to be so. No worries as a sipper, this one danced around my palate skirting a sharpness to pummel but still allowing a nice gentle rolling smoothness every now and again. Overall, this was an absolutely wonderful offering from Epic more than worthy of having again.
Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 4 by Mattymystique from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Dec 04, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by Briken from Washington

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 3.48 by paleoplant from New York

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by Brob245 from Missouri

Aug 20, 2016
Rated: 3.35 by B_B from California

Jul 07, 2016
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 220 ratings