Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale | Epic Brewing Company

Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style AleBrainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale
BA SCORE
43.9%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 647 ratings
Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style AleBrainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

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
Ranking:
#37,126
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
647
Liked:
284
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
15.6%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
112
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 647 |  Reviews: 159
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of ArrogantB
1.3/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1

On tap at the new brewery in Denver. This was just as awful if not worse than the brainless on cherries. Yellow color, no head. Terrible aroma of chemicals, alcohol, nasty fruit, yuck. Flavor was more chemicals, alcohol, and just gross. I could not even taste a discernible peach flavor. I can;t believe they are able to actually sell this at all let alone for $12 a bottle. Truly a horrible beer.

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Photo of beergorrilla
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

Photo of WizardofOzballs
1.72/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

Ugh

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Photo of hardy008
1.79/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a large soapy white head which leaves a nice bit of lacing behind. Smells like peaches, alcohol, yeast, spices, and biscuit malt.

The taste is sweet, and has peaches, spices, biscuit malt, and noticeable booze. I wish the alcohol was better hidden, because the strong booze flavor is unwelcome.

Medium bodied, high carbonation, and there is a lot of alcohol burn. I don't think aging this in the cellar would help. While I do like the peach flavor somewhat, the strong booze flavor ruins this beer for me.

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1.84/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of Sabtos
1.93/5  rDev -46.2%
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.

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of nlmartin
2.05/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer was chilled and served in a goblet. This is much like the cherry brainless.

A- The body of the beer is a lightly bubbling clear golden coloration. The head is a thin white color. The head quickly falls to a ring of foam.

S- The aroma of canned peaches mix with a nearly medicinal clove aroma.

T- The light flavor of sweetend peaches, cloves and something nearing solvent tones smacks me in the mouth. Not terrible but not really good.

M- The body seems to be heavy. This needs a bit more carbonation. The alcohol is hot and really just hinders this beer.

O- This beer really isnt doing it for me between very strong cloves, astringency and hot alcohol.

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Photo of jheimbigner
2.1/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of awesomekittens
2.19/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tastes basically like a watered down peach schnapps with a beery aftertaste. Can definitely feel the alcoholic bite with an almost floral feel.

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear golden yellow, tons of thin white head with small bubbles. Lots of grain in the nose, sugary and sweet, some golden fruits randomly come about. The taste has the sweet golden fruit up front, tons of sugar, lager type yeast flavors, hints of spice. There is a strong metallic note in the back and a peppery spice lingering in contrast with the huge sugary sweetness. Full bodied and syrupy feel also detract from this beer, high carbonation and rough to swallow. Flabby, metallic, sugary mess.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.22/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One finger width white head, frothy and fizzy with fairly low retention. Some lacy rings. Orange-gold color with low clarity, probably due to the yeast.

S- Light malts, yeast and bacteria development, peaches, banana, cloves, some booziness but not too much. It hides the ABV quite well in the smell.

T- Over cooked malts, peach schnapps, cloyingly sweet and very astringent and sour. Acidity is high and it makes for a tough drink. Flavor is more on the liquor side. Not a forgiving beer.

M- Lighter bodied and filmy linger.

O- Lost me on the taste. Yeesh.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of drabmuh
2.36/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brainless on peaches is a complete miss for me. It is too sweet, too yeasty, too hot, the peaches didn't work with the base beer, overall a complete disaster.

Beer is yellow and hazy with a soft white head of small bubbles, some lacing moderate carbonation, so far so good.

Aroma is bready, yeasty, almost like a hefeweizen but all fruit all the way, fusel, hot, offputting but not a disaster.

Beer is medium to light in body, some peach flavor on the back half but the front is dominated by a strong bright harsh alcohol and sweetness that makes me want to stop drinking it immediately. It tastes like poison and that's about as nice as I can get.

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2.4/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a flat honey golden. Slight white head at most. An aroma of alcoholic peach preserves. Flavor offers a lot of alcohol, some peach, and some malt. A kinda flat, medium bodied. Overall, I was quite excited to try this but was rather disappointed in it.

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Photo of kscaldef
2.44/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours out of the bottle a sort of disturbing yellow color. I have to remind myself: peaches, because my first instinctive thought is something much less appealing. 1 inch head with a slight yellow tinge, fairly large, loose bubbles, recedes in a couple minutes to a light dusting of foam.

S: On the initial pour, the peach aromas are quite up front. Underlying that is a nice, classic tripel aroma of fruity yeasty esters.

T: Weird, sort of a mess. Tripel base is there, but it's dryer and thinner than typical for the style. It's a little sour and funky. Description on the bottle doesn't mention brett, but I'm having a hard time believing there isn't some there, whether intentional or not. Then there's some vegetable and overripe fruit. Mild bitterness in the finish

M: Dryer than I think this should be. Medium carbonation.

O: I'd heard a lot of enthusiasm about this brewery and this beer, but it's not really doing it for me. Smells nice, but I can't figure out what they wanted it to taste like and there's too much of what seems like off-tastes in my opinion.

Addendum: This beer hits an ideal temperature eventually where the peaches come out enough to cover up the other shortcomings. If you're going to drink it, let it warm up a fair bit. That said, I'd still say skip it.

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Photo of JAXSON
2.48/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From a bottle, pours a clear yellow. Nose is very sweaty, notes say "imperial pilsner with a mish-mash of stone fruit." Pretty aptly sums it up. Mouth is fairly salty and sweaty, artificial peach syrup. Peach expression is simply not good here, and the base beer is equally bad. I'm not sure how this has decent ratings, and I have nothing against this brewery, but to each his own.

"Brainless Wants Peach Dick"
"Brainless and Shuggy Want Peach Dick: Shuggy's Revenge"

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2.48/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 43.9% out of 100 with 647 ratings
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