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Brainless Raspberries | Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.64/5
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362 Ratings
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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): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 03-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,611
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
362
pDev:
11.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
58
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 362 |  Reviews: 44
Reviews by KajII:
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3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a hazy pinkish ruby red with a slight orange hue and a small (less that 1 finger) white sudsy head that diminished very quickly, down to a thin puddled film with a medium collar and possessed fair streaky lacing.

The aroma was of a mild biscuit malt and a strong funky Belgian yeast with hints of overripe raspberries, bubblegum, candi sugar and a mild sourness.

The taste was a tad sweet and decently malty with a note of raspberries from the get go, although it was far from being overpowering. As it progressed it became lightly tart and somewhat yeasty and had a mild alcohol tinge towards the finish. The flavor stuck around for an average time following the swallow, with a lightly tart fruity taste and a mild alcohol warming sensation that lingered for a short while.

Mouthfeel was just barely past light in body with a mildly dry texture and a ticklish carbonation.

Overall this was a lightly malty sweet and refreshing fruity Belgian Ale that was balanced very well by the moderate presence of the Belgian yeast, which helped immensely in hiding the high ABV and creating a smooth and easy drinking experience...

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. draft
Glass: Snifter
From: Tap n Handle in Fort Collins, Colo.
Price: $5.00
Purchased: April 18, 2015
Consumed: April 18, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured a reddish, auburn, semi-clear color with two fingers of off-white head when I got it. Sporadic, foamy lacing on the sides. Above average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled raspberry, caramel, buttery malts, light blueberry and light grape. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted raspberry ice cream, raspberry jam, other berries and light grape. (Taste - 4.00)

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, fruity finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Just a very nice fruity beer, although I’m a sucker for raspberry beers. I’d have this again for sure. (Overall - 4.00)

3.88 | 87 | B+

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richkrull
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle - let's see if a headier fruit can redeem this 'brainless' series from Epic.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium salmon colour, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and rather bubbly pink-tinged head, which leaves some skewed sheet lightning lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of tart and sweet raspberry puree, bready, grainy pale and caramel malt, a bit of graham cracker (though that could just be the pie associations immediate in my mind), some earthy yeast, and a touch of cold, steely alcohol. The taste is bready, lightly doughy caramel malt, a still up for it real and ripe raspberry fruitiness, a twinge of grainy wheat edginess, some ethereal funky dairy thing, a suggestion of spicy citrus, and well-behaved estery booze notes.

The carbonation is fairly light and tickling in its lilting frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, buoyed as it is by the guest fruitiness, and generally smooth, nothing else really willing to crash the party right now. It finishes well off-dry, the mixed-seeming malt joining the lingering raspberry jam sassiness in perpetuating that eponymous pie sense of days gone by for me.

Well, hitting 1 for 3 might get you a fat-ass Major League contract, but it doesn't fly when the beer side of the metaphor comes in ~20 dollar installments. So, Brainless Raspberries works, perhaps due to the strength of the titular fruit, but you won't find me signing any sort of long-term contract with this roster.

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3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle with me

A - pinkish amber with a thin, white head that has good retention

S - faint malt and tart raspberries

T - same as the nose; the raspberries are well balanced

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

I would have liked this one to be a bit more full-flavored. It was a nice touch with the raspberries but it was a bit light. Overall, a nice fruit beer.

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Brainless Raspberries from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 362 ratings
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