Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) | Epic Brewing Company

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Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+)Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+)
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:
Aged in Red Wine barrels.

We took our double gold medal winning Brainless® Belgian, added cherry puree and aged it in French red wine casks (Cabernet and Syrah) for a secondary fermentation. It pours a beautiful deep ruby color with a medium white head. A nice nose of sweet cherries, Belgian malts, and barrel aging.

Added by Mora2000 on 04-07-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
346
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
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10
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4.61/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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4.48/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Release #19. A 22oz bomber. Bottle 1340 of 1800.

Poured into a tulip.

A big fan of this beer. Uniquely colored. A balanced complex beer that does not go overboard on the cherries. Beer blossoms as it warms. Looking at the other reviews, this is why you should taste everything and ignore anyone who writes a review :-)

A – Pours a light burgundy/ruby red. No head. Average carbonation. Slightly hazy. Zero lacing.

S – A rich aroma with significant spiciness, some dried cherry and some maltiness.

T – Minor sourness, faintly sweet, very low fruitiness (diluted cherry koolaid) all built into a nice malty backbone.

MF – Medium light body with a dry trending towards an acred finish (but short lived on the palate). Some minor sharpness from the carbonation. A trappist finish.

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4.36/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.32/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear light red with no head little carbonation and the nose of sweet cherries. Umm that is good. It us a delicious Belgian with hints of cherry. Wow to the brewers. I have had some good and great beers from them but I'd have to say this is the best in the brainless line as far as fruit added. So glad I live a few miles away from the brewery

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4.31/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have the one of the best of luck with that? I think this is Ian, I have to finish mowing the lawn.

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4.28/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reddish pour with some serious cherry flavor and taste. Love the Belgian yeast notes and how they add some bready notes. I loved this beer and it reminded me a bit of Ommegang Three Philosophers.

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4.24/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sensationally good fruit flavor in a clean, powerful Belgian-style brew. Release #4 and the ABV is 11.4%. Pours a pinky-red amber in the Saxo tall tulip. It's exactly the color of a tawnier rose wine.

Crisp mouthfeel with a sweet and tart sensation. Not so much head but a pleasant prickly carbonation in the mouth. Clean, fruity, winey aroma. I think this is the best cherry flavor of any beer I've had. It has that tart yet sweet flavor of ripe pie cherries, with a smooth maltiness that balances nicely. There is a little bitterness in the aftertaste which goes well with the fruit but doesn't shout out any particular hoppiness. Tastes strong like a fruit wine, nearly dry from the Belgian yeast, but mellowed by that warm malt.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in San Diego, which has more Epic beers than anyplace but a Salt Lake City state liquor store.

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4.24/5  rDev +26.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Beginning with Batch #5, the Brainless on Cherries beers were aged in Red Wine barrels rather than the White Wine (Chardonnay) barrels that were used in the first four batches. Therefore, I am adding this as a new beer and all reviews from Batch #5 on should likely be moved to this entry."

Batch 7. Brewed August 4, 2011, bottled September 29, 2011.

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a reddish-pink color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of oak and red wine notes, as well as some cherries and grapes. A very fruit smelling beer.

The flavor is similar. The dominant flavor is the cherries and wood, with some vanilla and grape notes also thrown in. There is also a good bit of bread, Belgian yeast and alcohol in the flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed it. It was light and refreshing. Not bad after a day in the hot sun.

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4.19/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Crazy name, nice bottle, limited run. Had to try.

Pours an almost indescribably clear pinkish-tan. Orange when it picks up the sunlight. Might actually be a kinda gross colour, but I'm giving it extra points for the clarity and the fact that I have never seen anything like it.

Smells very, very Belgian in a dry and hay-ish way, not a banana way. Almost sour. No traces of alcohol, which is amazing given the percentage.

Taste is dry and a little thin, but the cherries are very much there and very well integrated, maybe a touch floral. Hints of apple cider flavour. Malts are flaked and cereal-like when you can track them down. What started as dry ends up a touch sweet with warmth and air. Oak is there, but only, only if you know what you are looking for.

Mouthfeel is coating but not overwhelming. No astringency but a little bit of acid.

Some of the parts are weak if unique, but on the whole this adds up to something almost frighteningly drinkable. Balanced in every way to the point where it might be underwhelming without more age.

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4.12/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great malt.

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Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
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