Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale | Epic Brewing Company

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

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.01/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

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Photo of MFMB
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great look and smell but something missing to taste. Overall a good beer tho.

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Photo of Elsuperjefe
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of GDawgs34
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DblDiamond
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xdtfx
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ricoslim
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PGD120
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
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

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Photo of Gator1107
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stephens101
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sitting on this one since a Colorado excursion last Fall. Time to get to this promising brew.

A bit concerned right off the bat as what little froth there is disappears quickly from this pale orange brew.

Smells of dank, overripe peaches and apricot with some green apple and a whiff of stale bread.

The aroma is a lot more potent than the taste, although there's some flavor to go around with a proliferation of light fruits up front followed by a bit of spice.

Medium mouth-feel with a touch of fusel heat.

Too many soldiers missing in action to make this army affective.

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Photo of Tylertut
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jakemn91
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tim725
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Radome
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold with thick white head and good lace; lots of carbonation. Subtle fruit nose. Clove with a little tart peach and some oak too. Light mouthfeel. Overall I would have liked more peach and tartness.

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Photo of catlovesbeer
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Boozy yet refreshing. I would like more peach flavor, but I'm pretty sure I'll always say that.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of d_kizzle
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUduke
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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