Brainless On Peaches
Epic Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #390
ABV:
11%
Score:
82
Ranked #41,880
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 15.43%
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
671
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Epic Brewing Company
 
Utah, United States
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Brainless On PeachesBrainless On Peaches
Notes: We took our double gold medal winning Brainless Belgian, added organic peach puree and aged it in French Chardonnay casks from Sawtooth Winery. Drink from a Pinot glass, serve on the warm side of cold, it develops nicely as it warms displaying more fruit and wine.
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HoodviewBrew from Texas

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It was okay. Peach flavor in the beer had a medicinal taste- like peach cobbler soaked in booze. It wasn't terrible but wasn't something I'd spend $10 on again.

Jul 01, 2018
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear, gold in color with minimal head and high carbonation. Taste is banana, clove, grass, with peaches and white wine on the finish. Sugary sweetness shows as it warms. High carbonation, slightly sweet, dry, with light body. Tastes like a wine/saison mix. Definitely better as it warms. Could have a couple.

Oct 03, 2017
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Ob512316 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24oz bottle poured into glass.
Look: off gold, with medium white head.
Smell: clove, bannana, pepper, and peach.
Taste: clove and banana at first, then peaches. The peaches are more present as the beer warms up.
Feel: strong carbonation stands out, alchol is hidden.
Overall: this beer gets better as it warms up.

Sep 27, 2017
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty light peachish red with noticeable carbonation and little head.

Oak, peaches, and a touch of funk.

Peachy but not overwhelmingly fruity, the barrel and funk add some complexity and there is a pleasant tartness.

Light-medium bodied, high carbonation, crisp, dry.

Overall, not nearly as good as I was hoping, but decent nonetheless.

Sep 16, 2017
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a white head and plenty of lace. Aroma of Belgian yeast and some chardonnay notes. Flavor follows the nose with some peach flavors along with Belgian yeast and wine notes. Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth, pretty nice. Overall, its a decent Belgian ale aged on peaches, though the sum may not equal all the parts. It is a strong beer though, and that has to be respected. This beer is best in small doses.

Jan 18, 2017
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anon from California

3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Release #80. 10.5% ABV. Pours a flat, pale golden hue. Not much too look at but giving this brew the benefit of the doubt due to the style it's going for. (Which is...?)

Smell has a light sourness, along with some yeasty funk and dry wood. Very faint peach and apricot.

I decided to drink this more like a carbonated wine more than anything at this point. Tons of dry wood from the oak, tons of bubblegum and clove, tons of white grape, tons of spice, a bit of peach skins and apricot. This brew has flavours all over the board, not necessarily in a good way. The peaches that are on ad here are blanketed by the mess of other flavours at play here, not to say it tastes bad, but tastes confusing. The balance is just not there.

Finishes surprisingly light for the ABV and overly dry. An interesting, overly priced brew.

Nov 29, 2016
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with a sliver of beige head that rapidly falls away. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Apricot, pear, peach & little phenol, some apple blossom

T: Peaches, pears, apricot & yeasty/white peppery notes, a wisp of booze up front. Apricot & peach, a little dryness, a little phenol as this warms, plus some booze warmth. Finishes with peach, & apricot, slight tartness

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, warming

Drinks alright, but I really don't feel like these beers are really in their wheelhouse, might work as entre' to new comers though

Aug 03, 2016
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qchic from Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Too much alcohol, and not enough payoff with the flavor. The Chardonnay barrel is interesting, but I can't seem to get the thought of Original Chapstick out of my Ming with this one! Lol.

Jun 15, 2016
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip straight from the cellar. Highly-effervescent and thick-looking liquid gold color with a fat finger of sudsy white head that's quick to dissipate. Subtle aroma of grass, peach skins and Belgian yeast. Fairly thick-bodied with a syrupy, prickly mouthfeel. The subtle peach notes mix with the Belgian yeast up front in the taste, followed by strong white pepper that lingers into the aftertaste and leaves a bit of heat behind. There's a certain tartness to it, too, the leaves my mouth puckering a bit; certainly not as much as a sour, but it's there. The peach flavors here are just about right, but, overall, this is a touch too thick for my taste, and the pepper seems heavy handed.

May 15, 2016
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy gold with a large three finger foamy head. The head recedes quickly leaving some spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is peach, Belgian yeast, oak, green apple and Chardonnay.

T - The flavor is peach, Belgian yeast, pale malts, oak and Chardonnay.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel with a dry finish.

O - A nice take on a Belgian golden ale. The Chardonnay barrel adds a lot of depth. At $11 for 22zoz. I probably won't buy again

May 08, 2016
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ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Brassy golden color with brilliant clarity. Head formation is poor, and the retention is nil. No lacing, needless to say.

S: Vinous with a lot of white wine character. Peach juice. Perhaps some grassy and floral hops. Pie crust sort of malt base. Whiffs of Belgian yeast.

T: Peach juice up front. This morphs pretty seamlessly into the wine barrel. Chardonnay and lightly oaky. Light minerality. Faint Belgian yeast presence and a hint of bitter phenols and alcohol. Pie crust malt. Vinous white wine finish.

M: Medium bodied. Soft and silky. Prickling carbonation.

O: An 81 overall rating here on BA is unfair. This is pretty good stuff. Perhaps not as complex as one would hope, but peaches and wine barrel blend together seamlessly with the base beer to provide a nice and hedonistic experience. Wine lovers may find it to be an easy transition beer.

May 02, 2016
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HankSingle from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very nice belgian...something? Pale Ale, I suppose. But no peaches, at all, for me. A light, white wine sweetness, a touch of almost lactic tart - it absolutely buries its alcohol, and drinks real, real easy for being 11%+.

This beer would probably taste better if they hadn't so emphasized the peaches in the name and on the label - the expectation really gets in the way of the taste.

Feb 17, 2016
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, gold color with a light white head that dissipates, slight lacing. Smell is white wine and loads of peaches. Tastes reflect the same, nice balanced tart from the wine and sweet from the peaches. Smooth feel with some carbonation. Not sure why this hasn't received higher ratings.

Feb 14, 2016
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass. Batch 74.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to nothing quickly. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Definitely peach up front on the nose, toasted, pale malts, Belgian yeast, vanilla, apple, grapes, and oak.

Taste: Peach puree sweetness and deliciousness, banana, apple, grapes, oak, vanilla, toasted, pale malts, and Belgian yeast. Slight chewy notes, dry, and warm boozy alcohol. Definitely a sipper.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, a little dry, warm alcohol, and a little chewy.

Overall: Got to say this beer grew on me and warmed me up in this negative degree weather here in Boston. This beer reminds me of a beefed up tripel with peaches. Pretty cool.

Feb 14, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

1.93/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Underwear, sweat, body odor, with an opened but forgotten days old fruit salad container in the corner of the locker room.

Offensively funky, seems warm and goopy even while it just flowed cold and bubbly from the tap.

Jan 07, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yellow pour, hazy, white head; aroma was lots of oak, chardonnay, and peaches. Yeast impact was minimal.

Taste I thought was going to be bretty, but its a straightforward peach, belgian pale ale/tripel pretty much with a cleaner yeast profile than most in that style. I enjoyed it, but the price was a little much ($10 range).

Dec 22, 2015
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NoYouDidnt from Indiana

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

It seems that ticks are no longer working for my profile, therefore finally forcing my hand to rate. Fine. Well NYD, you have been trying to get into sour beers, so you picked this one up on a whim. Be glad you did. Appearance- absolutely gorgeous. Best looking beer ever I think. Pretty golden color. The carbonation clung to the glass in a lively eye catching way. Head dissipated fast. But still really caught my eye. Smell- well, it smelled. Lol. Funky. Uh... Poopy smell to it, but you do expect that a little bit from these sour beers. Smell was the scary part. But the Taste- again, the category that really matters. Taste was really good. Maybe it’s cause other sours scared you away in the past. But this one was really nice. Light, refreshing, the peaches were a tasty addition here. Didn’t pucker your lips and just leave a bad taste. M-Felt good to drink and all that on the tongue. O-Not cheap. Maybe get another to hold on to. Try some more sour beers. Revisit it and see if your view changes later. Best experience with sour so far though.

Oct 10, 2015
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Dustin_Sallitt from New Jersey

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Way to sweet for my taste. Smell is awesome, super peachy, but just so much sweetness immediately once you taste it. Maybe a slight bit of white wine, and a touch of Belgian yeast, but really nothing special.

Oct 02, 2015
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biboergosum from Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, another iteration of this barrel-aged, and fruit-touched series from Epic - here's hoping that they got their shit together this time.

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium golden yellow colour, with one skinny-ass finger of weakly foamy and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a bit of exploding cannonball dive lace around the glass as things quickly dissolve.

It smells of musty peach pits, grainy pale and wheat malt, free-range yeast, some generic nailpolish-esque phenols, and a rather white wine-forward dry alcohol measure. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, a lightly spicy wheatiness, hovering acetone-heavy boozy notes, a muddled pome and drupe fruitiness, and some earthy, leafy, and well-perfumed floral hop bitters.

The bubbles are present and duly accounted for, what with their plain-ass frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and not particularly smooth, as that acerbic and pithy character reigns clumsily here. It finishes off-dry, an echo of a suggestion of a tremor of peach fruitiness presiding, alongside some mewling maltiness.

Yeah, 0 for 2 so far for this series of egregiously overpriced wankfests of fruity, so-called barrel-aged wannabes. Not really that bad, I suppose, but that ugly, hanging hiccup that occurs way too often here is not a good sign - not to mention the real lack of actual peachiness, full stop. Back to the drawing board time, methinks, boyos.

Sep 22, 2015
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Dan_Inreallife from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep golden orange hue, slightly hazy, with a thin white head that fades quickly into a faint collar. Subtle spotty lacing, no legs.
S: Prominence of Chardonnay with underlying stone fruits and slightly peppery yeast characters.
T: Candi sugar and oak up front, lots of white wine character, subtle peach flavors with vanilla, followed by a hint of white pepper/bread/toast. Semi-sweet to start with a dry and slightly boozy finish. Minimal funk, no real tartness to speak of.
M: Soft and slightly creamy mouth feel, carbonation starts heavy but mellows considerably very quickly.
O: Pretty much what I expected, very tasty, has some depth to it but nothing really shines or stands out. They've done an excellent job making a very drinkable fruited Belgian strong golden ale.

Aug 23, 2015
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

3.02/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed 7/31/15

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep gold with some straw and hints of tangerine - minimal carbonation creates a small, bright white head, that fades rapidly to virtually nothing - no cap, tiny collar, small lacing

S: Remarkably odd - substantial Belgian notes - Belgian yeast, very heavy on phenols - Chap Stick, wax, hard candy - more phenols - clove and some spice - a big white wine push - some sweetness, with some fruitiness, but I wouldn't have guessed peach if I didn't know it was in here - the white wine light fruits, and musty barrel are much more prominent - booze at the end

T: A Belgian white wine with a touch of peach - big Belgian yeast flavor - clove, banana, and tons of phenols - straight up Band-Aids - Chap Stick and some waxy, medicinal flavors - white wine flavors in abundance, wine barrel, musty, with some tartness, funk - light fruits - touch of peach - some acidity - pale malts - finishes with booze

M: On the heavy side of medium, minimal carbonation, finishes very wine-like and somewhat sticky

O: Almost peachless

This is like a medicinal wine. With Belgian yeast. The peach is rather minimal. The other fruity notes take precedence. The booze is a bit over the top as well.

Aug 01, 2015
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Goblinmunkey7 from Massachusetts

3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Almost completely clear bright gold. Head is almost nonexistent with minimal carbonation on the pour. No lacing of which to speak.

Smell: Peach puree and a touch of white wine. Soft Belgian yeast adds a mild spiciness with some mild fruity esters. Pale malt base throws a touch of bread with a mild spiciness. Peach and yeast hit at different times almost competing but not quite. Some decent oak. Touches of vanilla. Mealy underripe peach. Sharp bite of alcohol on the back of each sniff. Slight building sweetness as it warms. Some mild grass and wet flowers.

Taste: Strong push of banana right up front. Peach puree and a ton of white wine. Oak barrel launches through it all. Ever so slightly buttery. Mild spicy esters coupled with a ton of white grape skin. Malts are lightly sweet with a soft bready edge. Tons of oak. Warming increases both the wine and the intense peach flavor. Slight fruity sweetness. Some milder stonefruit layered through the back as well. Sharp push of alcohol through the entire sip. Adds some boozy spiciness on the back as well. Everything smooths out a bit as it warms. The Chardonnay characteristics blend well with the macerated peach and oak. The yeast adds a nice complimenting fruit and spicy ester combo.

Mouthfeel: Medium slick and slightly oily body with a moderate to low carbonation. Minimal astringency with a touch of dryness on the back of the sip thanks to the alcohol.

Overall: My mind is still intact.

Everything starts to blend, but never really makes it there. The peach was a better choice than the cherries and the barrel adds some special character. It's just not quite where it should be. Falls a bit flat in the long run and just throws too much against the wall and not enough of it sticks to really make it stand out.

Aug 01, 2015
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Elsuperjefe from Virginia

3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch 61 Bomber at 10.7% in tulip.
Clear sunset yellow with thin off white head. Mild lacing. Aroma is more floral less yeast. Subtle sour peach comes through with taste. Sourdough bread. Light to medium body with little carbonation. Overall a very nice Belgian style ale. More white wine than beer though.

Jul 29, 2015
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold with an impressive head of foam and lacing.

Big peachy notes amongst the Saison like notes. .you know. Belgian yeast, hints of candi sugar, some spice.

The taste has the Belgian attributes that I mentioned along with a decent amount of peach flavour and a wine influence from the Chardonnay barrel aging. Still doesn't work for me. The beer simply got over complicated.

Good enough mouthfeel.

Not a brew that I would buy again. My palate rules my wallet.

Jul 18, 2015
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PGD120 from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #58

Appearance: translucent golden color 2 finger white head, good retention. Visible carbonation

Aroma: little bit of ripe beach, stale bread, belgian yeast, white wine

Taste: taste pretty much matches aroma. Peach is very subtle but brows as beer warms. Some bread, njce yeast character, finishes off with a okay chardonnay flavor. Bit boozy

Feel: medium bodied nice bright carbination, medium dryness

Overall: would've loved more peach and less booze but it was pretty good. Think it should be classified more as a golden ale though. Way more aboit it saying golden ale than peach beer. It was hardly more peachy than regular brainless

Jul 04, 2015
Brainless On Peaches from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 671 ratings