Brainless Raspberries | 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): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 03-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
359
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
56
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 359 |  Reviews: 44
Reviews by Zorro:
Photo of Zorro
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear reddish brown colored ale with a small pinkish white colored head.

Smells sweet like syrup with a medium level of raspberry in it. Little bit of vanilla and caramel to the scent. Not super complex.

Starts out mildly sweet with a slight tart edge and a lite level of bitterness. Tastes mildly spicy and a little woody. Very lightly flavored.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall an OK beer, but seriously light in every way.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mverity
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rsquared59
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GOBLIN
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richkrull
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Arherring
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.89/5  rDev +6%
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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Photo of barongearmu
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Kylo76
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zimm421
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Glibber
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Brainless Raspberries from Epic Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 359 ratings.
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