Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale | Epic Brewing Company

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640 Ratings
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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
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
Ratings:
640
Reviews:
158
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
16.01%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
111
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 640 |  Reviews: 158
Photo of HardyA
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qchic
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of nickfl
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayouMafia
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.81/5  rDev +7%
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 -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of Hopstout
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WizardofOzballs
1.72/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

Ugh

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

Photo of DBosco
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nickcal
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.32/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hammerhead79
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JratBones
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mar_mar_801
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 640 ratings.
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