Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale | Epic Brewing Company

Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style AleBrainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
653 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:
#37,141
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
653
pDev:
15.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
112
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 653 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of anon
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JCarson410
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenMind
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of B_B
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of riotontheroad
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qchic
3.6/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of rocksteady726
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickfl
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Gtg642
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayouMafia
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In tulip glass at WoB

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Photo of Rinaldi81
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
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

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Photo of Summerteeth
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 653 ratings
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