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Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale | Epic Brewing Company

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Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style AleBrainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-23-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
621
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
32.3%
 
 
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31
Gots:
110
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Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle (Release #5 - 10.5% alcohol) courtesy of a trade with Mjmoon15. Thanks Mark! Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very hazy and super pale orangish golden color. Two fingers of densely bubbled yet still fizzy head clings to the glass for several minutes and leaves lots of good lacing on the glass.

S - Fruity up front with very noticeable peaches taking the lead. A bit spicy and clovey behind the fruit, touches of nutmeg, apple and cinnamon, somewhat bretty like funk at a lowish level. Noticeable woody oak a bit in the background. Overall effect is somewhere between a Belgian witbier and a fruity white wine...thinking maybe a gewurztraminer. A bit unique.

T - Wow...flavor does not really resemble the aroma at all. The flavor is all strong Belgian golden ale all the way. Belgian yeast heavy flavors, noticeable alcohol - boozy even. A touch tart on finish which seems a bit off in the transition. Lots of malt here...somewhat sweet base, bready. Peaches show up, but are muted against the malt and the Belgian yeast. I think the base beer is a bit too intense for the somewhat delicate peachy touches.

M - Medium/full bodied beer, assertive higher level carbonation, sweet and bready up front and transitioning awkwardly toward a tart and fruitier finish. A bit of alcohol warmth gives this a somewhat boozy feel and makes it a rather slow drinker.

O - Overall this is a bit of a tough one for me. Appearance and aroma are great and led me to believe I was going to be having an easier drinking beer than this. This really has a strong tripel and/or strong golden ale base that overpowers the fruit addition. Think I would have been happier with a bit lighter base beer, but that could just be me. Sadly the strength of the base beer really doesn't let the fruit add much.

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Photo of cubs943
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I thought this was pretty good.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tectactoe
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lemon-yellow, hybrid-gold color; hazy body, translucent with light beaming throughout the edges. Foamy, almost frothy white head gives a vibe like it'll stick around, but then bounces pretty quick without leaving much behind. Aside from peaches, which are abundant in the aroma as expected, a nice foundation is formed from the Belgian yeast - sweet bread with mild clove and kitchen spice. Sweetness in the form of other fruits is apparent as well; white grapes and pears being the easiest to pinpoint. Nose doesn't include much hop presence, mostly just a sweetened, candied aroma. Given the largely aromatic nose, the taste was actually a little bit of a let down. It wasn't bad, it just didn't live up to expectations, I guess. Sweet candied peaches, soggy bread, mild clove, herbal leafiness, and a sharp hint of alcohol, almost borderline rubbing. Yeast is heavy on the tail end, fading out with the last gasping breath of peaches and bread. Medium bodied with a slightly slick mouth feel and a very generous amount of carbonation.

I love peaches - this beer had a pretty great aroma but the flavor lacked the punch I was looking for. Next time I want a "peach" beer, I'll be reaching for a Short's Peaches n' Creme. This one's far from bad, but it doesn't do enough to justify the relatively high cost (13$/bomber).

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SuqMadique
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ben7773
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bulldogg915
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best Belgium's I've had, so smooth and a great taste!

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Photo of Beaver13
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, release #2 - 10.8%. Pours a clear straw gold with a medium creamy white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet acidic peaches with some musty funk in the background.

The flavor is sweet, tart and acidic peaches with some musty earthiness from the Belgian yeast that makes for a dry champagne like finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with bubbly carbonation.

Overall, a decent fruit beer. The peaches are well balanced with the Belgian aspects. It's very champagney - which isn't a plus in my opinion. I much prefer New Belgium's Eric's Ale.

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Photo of Ryno3031
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mverity
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Namarsha82
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is caramel malt, oranges, alcohol and some peaches. The flavor is peaches, bready malt, low bitterness and some lightly tart notes from the fruit. Fairly dry and you can definitely tell the base beer is Belgian in origin. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Release #21.

Appearance: Pours a bright and fairly clear golden orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head that recedes into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A very yeasty and sweet aroma with a big peach presence along with other fruit esters. Yeast and funk upfront with some pepper and clove spicing. Big scent of peach fruit throughout. Also fruit hints of apple, pear, pineapple, apricot, banana, and white wine like hints of white grapes. Candied sugar scent and some oak. Subtle malt presence with hints of grain and biscuit. Light hints of grassy hops. Big scent of the booze. A pretty interesting and decent smell.

Taste: Like it smells, an odd mix of yeast, fruits, and spices with a Belgian style. Belgian like yeast upfront with notes of funk and clove and pepper spicing. Big taste of the peach fruit. Also fruit notes of apple, pear, apricot, orange, banana, pineapple, and white grapes. Fairly wine like taste with a touch of oak and wood. Sweet and somewhat sour. Candied sugar notes. Bready malt background with notes of grain, cracker, and biscuit. Subtle grassy hops in the background. Odd taste but it works fairly well for me. Not cloying or overly syrupy.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Very juicy and somewhat chewy. Booze is felt quite a bit.

Overall: An interesting and decent Belgian style ale. Fruit and yeast mix is good. Could of hid the booze heat better.

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Photo of HeyYoMar
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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