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:
353
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
54
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 353 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of jewellrunner
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
2.92/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucular
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nolster
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 02/23/17:

Semi-opaque reddish orange with orange-pink creamy-white fluffy head of good retention. Smells of raspberries and harsh, almost vegetal grains. Luckily the latter aroma falls away quickly. Raspberry tartness on palate, but not overly sweet. A backdrop of graininess and grassiness. Medium body approaching light with medium fizzy but almost effervescent carbonation.

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Photo of micropale
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blazer22
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodlavers
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alladventures_endinbeer
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

look: very nice copper color with a hint of red. thin white head. not heavily carbonated. nice lacing on the side of the glass.
smell: fruit notes are first to hit the nose, with a slight hint of ester. a slightly spicy note as well, most likely from the yeast.
taste: raspberries. a little more malty than i initially expected, which tones down the iconic fruitiness of common raspberry beers. slightly tart, but not sour.
feel: light to medium bodied. subtle carbonation.
overall: this beer is unique, and i commend the different qualities that it possesses compared to other raspberry beers; however, it is not among my favorite raspberry or belgian beers. this isn't entirely negative though, seeing that i place both raspberry and belgian beers high on my favorites list.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly hazed pinkish color with a pink tinged head. Aroma had raspberries, Belgian yeast, some bubblegum and alcohol. Taste has berries upfront, big sweet malt and alcohol burn. It's more sweet than tart, nearly completely cloying. Overall, disappointing, it's a bit too sweet and the fruit note is one dimensional here.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

look is red with no head.
smell is just like raspberry sour from avery.
taste isn't really sour. it is just really tart with lots of funk
feel is not as crisp as you would expect from a belgium ale
overall, its meh.

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Photo of paresis
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrJuengling
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooGood
4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Brainless Raspberries from Epic Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 353 ratings.
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