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 BrainlessĀ® 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
Ranking:
#42,319
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
350
pDev:
16.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
62
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 350 |  Reviews: 62
Photo of GoldenChild
1/5  rDev -70.8%

Photo of ArrogantB
1.32/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

On tap at the new brewery here in Denver. This was awful, just awful. Red color, no head whatsoever. Aroma was terrible, alcohol, cherry cough syrup, just smells cheap. Flavor was more of the same, alcohol, nasty cherry syrup, more alcohol, cheap booze, no barrel. It was like cherry aged mouthwash. Sometimes I marvel at how breweries produce such awful beer and then sell it for top dollar. If i had spent $12 on a bottle of this I would have been super pissed. I could not find any redeeming qualities in this beer.

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Photo of HumanParaquat
1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of tastymug
1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

Photo of beergorrilla
1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of psyclone
1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

Photo of leedorham
2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of impending
2/5  rDev -41.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of Indywebs
2.07/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I found it quite wine esque. Glad I tried it, wouldn't have it again . . Nor would I recommend it.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.15/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a wine glass. Reviewed live. Batch #9.

A- Finger and a half white fizzy head, with no retention whatsoever. Well carbonated but no retention or lacing. Light burgundy color with some clarity. Translucent in appearance. Looks like wine, which makes sense considering where it was aged.

S- Sour cherries, red grapes and a vinous smell. Dates and other dark fruits. No sense of hops or malts. Like an old ale moreso than a Belgian.

T- Surprisingly mild taste. Cherry and berries with vinous notes and some mild booze tastes present. Not impressive.

M- Light, yet vinous feel, finishes wet and clean.

O- This one's a loser. Avoid unless you really like cherries and lots of booze.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.21/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Slightly cloudy light red color with thin head fading to a collar. The nose has some artificial cherries plus some medicinal character. Off and not pleasing. Flavor is the se but quite a bit worse. Stale cough syrup with a hefty bit of booze. Body is medium with a dry off character. Chemicals and other gross things. Ugh.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Wer34truh
2.35/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.38/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz. bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger spritzy white head that dissipates quickly. Beer is a stunning, clear dark red. Lacing is non-existent. Color is great but not much else.

Nose is cherry cough syrup, pit, and rotting wood. Strange... smells more viscous than it looks.

Opens cherry pit and skin bitterness... that turns to a sickeningly sweet cough syrup flavor mixed with semi-bitter dark fruit in the middle. Boozy. More cherry cough syrup towards the end with a woody, super sweet finish. This is NOT as advertized. Really bad. I expected some sort of tartness, some sort of character maybe? But this beer is missing any real hint of complexity, depth or... good flavor really.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly in the mouth but syrupy at the same time. Goes down aggressive and sparkling with a messy finish and a slightly lingering aftertaste. Average.

After having this, I'm certainly staying away from this series from now on. Not worth drinking.

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Photo of Zaphog
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of riTLce
2.53/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

22oz bomber into a tulip glass

A: Burnt orange amber coloring with bubbles that fade quickly into nothing, with minimal bubbles if any rising.

S: Cherry, some oak, bubblegum yeastiness, cough syrup

T: Some tartness, cherries, oak on the finish and cough syrup lingering. Not as much oak present as expected.

M: Not as effervescent as expected, light-medium mouthfeel.

O: Pretty disappointed in this one, expected there to be more effervescence and the oak/fresh cherries to give this beer depth but there is a lot that makes this one not something I would return to.

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Photo of Mambajahamba
2.56/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of leaddog
2.58/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a rosy copper with minimal head.

Smell - cherries, vinous aromas, spicy belgian yeast, and robitussin aromas.

Taste - cherries and vinous aromas upfront. The spicy belgian yeast is not all there. It has a syrupy taste to it.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Finishes with a lingering sweetness alongside a syrupy texture.

Overall - A lackluster Belgian ale that displays the aromas of cherries very well but the taste doesn't quite match up with the aromas. Some major improvements are needed to make this more true to the style.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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Brainless On Cherries Belgian-Style Ale (Batch 5+) from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 350 ratings
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