Brainless On Peaches | Epic Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Brainless On PeachesBrainless On Peaches
BA SCORE
3.6/5
Good
660 Ratings
Brainless On PeachesBrainless On Peaches
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:
#39,697
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
660
pDev:
15.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
116
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 660 |  Reviews: 161
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.

 707 characters

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

21 characters

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

 464 characters

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

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

 898 characters

Photo of Hopstout
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WizardofOzballs
1.72/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

Ugh

3 characters

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

Photo of DBosco
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nickcal
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBorsato
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hammerhead79
3.17/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JratBones
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MAR_801
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of HankSingle
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a very nice belgian...something? Pale Ale, I suppose. But no peaches, at all, for me. A light, white wine sweetness, a touch of almost lactic tart - it absolutely buries its alcohol, and drinks real, real easy for being 11%+.

This beer would probably taste better if they hadn't so emphasized the peaches in the name and on the label - the expectation really gets in the way of the taste.

 398 characters

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, gold color with a light white head that dissipates, slight lacing. Smell is white wine and loads of peaches. Tastes reflect the same, nice balanced tart from the wine and sweet from the peaches. Smooth feel with some carbonation. Not sure why this hasn't received higher ratings.

 294 characters

Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass. Batch 74.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to nothing quickly. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Definitely peach up front on the nose, toasted, pale malts, Belgian yeast, vanilla, apple, grapes, and oak.

Taste: Peach puree sweetness and deliciousness, banana, apple, grapes, oak, vanilla, toasted, pale malts, and Belgian yeast. Slight chewy notes, dry, and warm boozy alcohol. Definitely a sipper.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, a little dry, warm alcohol, and a little chewy.

Overall: Got to say this beer grew on me and warmed me up in this negative degree weather here in Boston. This beer reminds me of a beefed up tripel with peaches. Pretty cool.

 844 characters

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

Photo of jheimbigner
2.1/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Brainless On Peaches from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 660 ratings