Brainless Raspberries | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

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
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
327
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
35.15%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
52
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 327
Reviews by corby112:
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3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Release #1

Pours a dark ruby red/golden copper color with bright cherry edges and a one finger, pinkish head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing left behind.

Sweet, syrupy aroma with a really strong jammy raspberry presence. Slightly medicinal and artifical smelling but there is a ton of raspberry and sweet malt. Not much else to say about the nose, just puréed raspberry syrup.

Medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a sweet, tart raspberry presence dominating the flavor. Kind of reminds me of a lesser version of a New Glarus fruit beer. Not as sweet, syrupy or medicinal as he nose suggests with a nice puckering raspberry jam character countering the artifical/syrupy flavor. I was expecting it to be much more cloyingly sweet but it's decently balanced with tartness and subtle malt undertones. The high ABV is excellently masked without a trace of heat. Still, it's a novelty dessert beer that's tough to drink in quantity.

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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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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

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

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

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

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

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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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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3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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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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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Brainless Raspberries from Epic Brewing Company
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