Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale | Epic Brewing Company

Brainless Belgian-Style Golden AleBrainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale
BA SCORE
65.4%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 208 Ratings
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden AleBrainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 06-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,919
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
208
Liked:
136
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
10.61%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of yemenmocha
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rather luminous golden color with slight haze. Nose is bready & fruity, some esters too. Palate is much fuller bodied than expected for what I thought a Belgian blonde would have ( the oats perhaps). Syrupy pear fruity flavors take over for me, candy sugar like in witbiers, and brings to mind triples as well. Finishes sweet and slight alcohol warmth.

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Photo of Brushkanna
3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Glibber
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great looking beer with a strong yellow color and a big white head that remained for most of the beer. A nice belgian beer smell- floral and alcohol. Despite the smell, the taste alcohol was hidden well- and this could be considered a light tasting Belgian. Some nice hops, but not the complex flavor I was anticipating. Been drinking alot of high end Belgians lately, this was not one- but if you like light tasting beer with a bang- this is a good one for you.

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Photo of QueerBeer
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Was worried this would be flat as the pour produced absolutely no foam whatsoever. The hue itself is quite nice- a light, translucent amber. Aroma was hard to catch without a head on the beer, but did pick up some apricot, which was also the main notes to the taste. Effervescent, very boozy. Pretty satisfied with this.

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Photo of colt45n
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden hazy yellow, light white fluffy head

S: Belgium funk all the way, very light and hay light grassiness

T: The belgium yeast is really all I am getting nothing particular about it.

Overall the brainless comes across as a basic belgium offering nothing to special about it, it does make a pretty good platform fot their other brainless offerings though

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Photo of B_B
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of z_taylor
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrenaline
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tchenery
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Nice crisp straw-yellow. The head sticks around and the carbonation is visible and all is well.

I can smell some Saaz hops of sorts, maybe some other European hops, but it definitely smells like a pils. Slight bready toast coming through.

It tastes very Belgian-y just by the carbonation. The taste is mostly the Saaz-like hops and a dry malt base.

As far as mouthfeel goes, it kind of coats the entire inside of your mouth and is very drying. This leads to less drinkability but still a good brew especially for the price of a 22 oz.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

From notes on 12/19/13

Looks like your average lager. Not very cloudy, which is what I’m used to for Belgian styles. Wheaty banana smell. Nice refreshing taste. Flavors of caramel, banana, bread. First beer from Epic. Not bad. Would for sure try some other styles from them.

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Photo of doucmehu
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at the brewery a couple weeks ago, a generous gift from Dave's road trip case-o-bombers he gave me. He says it was a cool joint.

A: Nice golden straw glows underneath a small white head that sticks around for quite a while. Minimal lacing.

S: Soft and mellow Belgian yeast and malt, hint of spice and cereal grain.

T: Some dark fruit esters, Belgian yeast and bready malt, mild zesty spice, coriander. Nothing overpowering, well blended flavors.

M: Nice carbonation, smooth and buttery finish, some alcohol presence.

O: A solid Belgian style ale, definitely a more approachable, entry level offering as opposed to a true Belgian like Duvel. Everything is there, just slightly toned down.

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Photo of Johnct
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSJr
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paleoplant
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some peppery yeast notes is interesting. Taste is a mix between somewhat overly sweet malt with notes of peppery yeast. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Not bad but just a bit too sweet for the style and a bit more complexity in the ester would have been a good improvement.

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Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of NateMac13
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JISurfer
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of appetiteforparis
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jmeyers78
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65.4% out of 100 with 208 ratings
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