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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
BA SCORE
3.6/5
Good
654 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:
#37,886
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
654
pDev:
15.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
113
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 654 |  Reviews: 161
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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Photo of gonzo000
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamison85
3.18/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of capnamerica
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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