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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
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:
#37,838
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
654
pDev:
15.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml bottle (Release 31, it says) into a tulip.

A-The pour is pretty flat with short-lived, off-white foam that never quite reaches one finger tall. There is a bit of lace that clings to the glass, which is impressive for the ABV. The beer is mostly clear and medium-gold in color. Pretty mundane looking.

S-The smell, as you would expect, is sweet. There is some peach, doughy bread, apple cider, pear, and a fair bit of fruity, warming booze. As the brew warms, I detect just a hint of oaky vanilla.

T-The taste is also sweet with lots of fruity, alcoholic apple flavor to start. The peaches are also there, but the fruits are soon drowned out by heat from the alcohol (the alcohol is also fruity, but the flavors are indistinct). Despite the sweetness, there is an odd, drying, oaky component on the mid-palate.

M-The feel is medium body with a slick character and some fine carbonation. A good match for the beer.

O-This is not a bad beer, but I don't know that I would buy it again. Unlike other high-octane fruit beers, things never get syrupy, but the alcohol washes out much of fruit and it was just a bit hot for my liking. I guess that is what I should have expected with a 10.7% peach beer....

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a lightly cloudy peach! Not much head at all. Also not too strong with the lacing.

S-Yeasty and peachy with some lingering funk and a noticeable fruity sweetness.

T-Peaches are sweet but semi-natural in flavor. Yeast and spice with some funky stuff and faint oak.

M-Really surprised by how calm the alcohol is. Modest carbonation.

O/D-Pretty cool, didn't know much about this beer when I tried it. Was surprised by its ABV after tasting it. Drinks much easier than its gravity.

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Brainless On Peaches Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 654 ratings
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