Brainless On Peaches | Epic Brewing Company

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Brainless On PeachesBrainless On Peaches

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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

Bomber direct from Epic, Release #2 10.8% ABV. Into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a crystal clear gold in color with a stark white head about a finger thick or so. Very impressed with the clarity on this beer. Lively carbonation keeps a decent cap of bubbles on top of this beer. Nice gobs of lacing cling to the side of the glass as it recedes. Surprising amount of activity in the "head". Nice looking beer.

S: Raw peaches, really more of the peach skin in the nose, some notes of a Belgian yeast, lots of esters. Some notes of oak and vanilla linger in with a strong peach note. Definitely reminds me of peach cobbler. Also some notes of canned peaches in syrup. No notes of booze for the 10.8% abv as noted on the label.

T: Strong flavor of canned peaches, and a trippel really stand out. Smells a lot like a trippel aged on peaches. Some notes of raw oak as well, but the peach flavor overwhelms the vanilla notes that were in the nose. Surprisingly no booze in the mouth at all. The peaches contribute a bit of tartness to help with the beer. One detraction is that the peach note is slightly syrupy, more like canned peaches than fresh peaches. Overall pretty nice, one of the better Epic brews I've had.

M: Excellent here, right amount of body, and the carbonation is present but toned down a touch from most Belgian influenced beers. Fairly dry, and not a lot of stickiness that I had expected from the canned peach profile. Really pretty light and crisp. Refreshing.

D: Fairly easy to drink, this beer is very light and crisp and the relatively high ABV is hidden fairly well. Pretty enjoyable fruit beer for what it is. The things that hold this back is the slightly canned, corn syrup influenced peach flavor here. It doesnt' taste artificial, but it doesnt taste 100% authentic either. Decent beer from Epic, but I think that if you threw some "bugs" in this, it would be an awesome beer.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in a snifter - carefully selected from blackie's "cellar"

cellphone notes

appearance: golden-straw body, sticky white lacing

smell: belgian yeast, oak, sweet fruit

taste: this was pretty tasty - belgian yeast, sugar, over-ripe peaches, grape, white pepper, citrus hops. a little abrasive and off balanced, but i'd drink it again

mouthfeel: adequate carbonation

drinkability: good

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Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: snifter serving, pale golden in color with a nicely retained cap of white carbonation

s: sweet pale malts, somewhat sugary, with a moderate belgian yeast presence, white grape, peaches mostly absent, and a woody oak aroma

m: carbonation just under moderate with a medium body that carries a sugary slickness

t: similar set as the aroma, pale malt body with plenty of residual sweetness, slight peachy flavor but not clear, more white grape than anything, oak pretty heavy, some moderate yeast spice, finishing with a light hop bite, nice enough but a little awkward of off-balance

d: the sweetness wears after awhile, but not a bad beer overall

bomber scored from the brewery and split with dirtyloo

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Photo of Wasatch
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a orange color, some carbonation, little white foamy head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some citrus notes. The taste is sweet, malty, with some yeast notes. Medium body. Drinkable, not that good of a brew taste wise, but another Epic brew.

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Photo of Douglas88
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber. Pours a bright yellow color with a medium white head. A nice nose of peaches, white wine, earthy yeast. A very sweet decadent flavor; chardonnay, peaches, a soft fizzy palate, malty, sweet fruitiness in the finish. A lot of wine barrel in this. Very nice.

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Photo of bishopgary
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice clear golden color, hints at turning orange. Nice white head, decent retention.

S: The aroma was the best part of this beer for me. Tart fruitiness, though probably would not guess peach if blind tasted. Typical Belgian aromas, interesting spice/herb notes as well as yeasty malt. Smells sweet and strong.

T: Fairly immediate citrus fruit notes, not really a lot of peach. (as above, would not have guessed peach). Pretty sweet in the middle. Slight bitterness. Enjoyable, but just above average for me. To me the peach and alcohol were doing something funny together in terms of flavor. Ends on a drier than expected note.

M: Medium body, nothing out of the ordinary here. Pretty smooth.

D: Fairly drinkable. Not really sure it lived up to expectations, in terms of the peach as well as the price. Not the best special release from Epic.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is caramel malt, oranges, alcohol and some peaches. The flavor is peaches, bready malt, low bitterness and some lightly tart notes from the fruit. Fairly dry and you can definitely tell the base beer is Belgian in origin. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of mothman
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this one

Poured into tulip.

Pours a finger of white head. Decent retention leaving some lace. Color is a clear golden orange.

Aroma: Smell is straight up golden ale with peaches. Some lemon zest, hay, yeast, bready malts, and some herbal flavors.

Taste: Yeast, herbal and floral notes, lemon zest, coriander, yeast, bready malts, and sweet peaches. It is a great golden ale and the peaches add a nice layer to the style.

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends dry and spiced.

Overall, this is a pretty nice golden ale. The peaches really compliment the style well adding a good amount of sweetness. I dig it.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Poured into a stemmed tulip glass. A really nice clear golden color with a big fluffy white head that slowly settles down in the glass. Belgian aroma dominates the nose in this with strong floral, yeast, some white pepper, and a slight touch of peach (I probably wouldn't been able to pull out the peach unless I had known about it). Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very sweet up front with white fruit flavors of peach and grape. The carbonation really dances and bites on the tongue and gets in the way of the flavors a bit. Minimal lace. Slight booze finish but ends dryly. The peach is a nice addition to this beer. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Inflatablechair hooked this one up... Buckeyeboy and I shared the 22 and had pretty differing opinions.

Poured into my Old Guardian goblet.. short lasting white head... hazy lite orange brew.. little lacing despite a pretty righteous body.

Pretty descent BSPA qualities, but I am gonna try and focus on the fruit for this review.

We're serving this one a tad cold.. but there is still a pretty substantial vinous quality.. lite oak.... really everything is lighter than I was expecting.. The fruitiness is there, but could easily be masked by yeasty esters. Nice yet minor bits and pieces of peach, pear, and tiny parts of apricot.

For a 10% Belgian , with WHITE PEACHES (I love white peaches), I was hoping for a bit more.. delicate fruits and some minor clove phenols.... I can pick out hints of green apple and pear that actually pushes the peach up to the front.

This is apparently aged in Chardonnay barrels.. Again, I can see vinous parts... but the oak is something that may be in my imagination.. but it is a tasty part of the imagination.

The body is on the heavier side of medium.. carbonation is about right, but seriously, given the ABV and the Belgian moniker, I personally think it is a touch too thick.


Despite my lack luster review.... I am really digging this one.. I just want to see it dialed in a notch or two. I plan on getting some to cellar and see how future batches pare against the first. Thanks Sammy... Fun for a Friday!!!

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