Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batches 1-4) | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We took our double gold medal winning Brainless Belgian, added cherry puree and aged it in French Chardonnay casks for a secondary fermentation in the barrels. Pours a beautiful deep ruby color with a medium white head. A nice nose of sweet cherries, Belgian malts, and barrel aging.

Added by bishopgary on 12-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
21.78%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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4.44/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cheer4beer_
2.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was a miss for me. It didn't have the Belgian flavor I was expecting.

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3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.61/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With a highly fruit-forward flavor and the pep of sparkling white wine- this early batch of Brainless on Cherries shows authentic Kriek-like attributes with bright tartness and refreshing effervescence.

Pouring a rosy mauve color with slivers of gold streaking through, its carbonation blooms into an arid and honeycomb structure. White a snow, its head unfortunately recedes nearly as quickly as it forms. Much like champagne, the bubble flee the beer in haste.

Its scent is all about tart cherry. That zesty, playfully tangy aroma is juicy and is backed with notions of dry cider, white wine and a wafer-thin bread maltiness. Acclimating to its scent, a delicate note of sandalwood, must and pepper greet the nose as the first sip looms.

Its wine-like flavor is dry, supported by light cracker and tangy sweetness. Its fructose flavor weaves together flavors of white grape, green apple and undeniable cherry. As its dry taste transpires across the middle, the palate picks up on berry and plum wine; just ahead of the peppery finish of wood spice cork and carbonic acidity closes with balance.

Its dry body is crisp, clean and leaves very little sweetness behind. Cleansing the palate like champagne, its carbonation races throughout the mouth, stripping it of all but fruity tartness, yet thinning a bit late. Is dry and peppery finish is slightly astringent with pectin and tannin as is highlighted by its alcohol warmth.

This early batch of Brainless on Cherries would find great favor with the wine enthusiast trying to get onto the craft beer bandwagon.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dvb
2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Looks more like a rosé than an ale. No head at all.
S - Not much here. Very faint.
T - Does not taste anything like Belgian ale. Or any ale, for that matter.
M - Thin. At best, it's reminiscent of a wine cooler or a spritzer.
O - If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it's probably cold duck, not beer.

Epic, please buy a bottle of Ommegang's Three Philosophers and learn from it. Then give me back my $12.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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1.6/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is a nasty beverage. American brewers really shouldn't try to emulate Belgian styles (and especially sour ones) unless they really know what they are doing. Clearly Epic does not. Little kids shouldn't play with matches, and Epic shouldn't sell beer like this to the public. I have personally visited over 300 breweries and brewpubs in 11 countries. I like ALL beer styles. This is a VERY poor beer. My cats can produce something better than this in their litter box.

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3.75/5  rDev +15%

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