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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale is has a rich and complex malt flavor balanced with a little bit of spicy noble hops and strong influences of fermentation esters from the Belgian yeast used. Various Belgian like Rock Candies, hops and grains are employed to express variations within the style. Deceivingly drinkable, some liken theses ales to the Devil sneaking up on you, so consume responsibly.

Release #1: 8.3%
Release #2: 9.1%
Release #4: 9.6%
Release #5: 8.6%
Release #11: 8.8%
Release #14: 8.9%
Release #19: 8.3%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
From a bottle poured a golden color with a fair amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Nice to see these brews in the Triangle! Semi-cloudy golden pour with a moderate but quickly fading carbonation. Would that it held a champagne-like level longer, as the brew is sort of anonymously strong golden but without the effervescence and hoppiness of those I enjoy the most. Itís decently flavorful and bold, with at least a semi-dry finish. But overall it was a bit too slick and sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bomber courtesy of Gription79. Pours gold with a white head. Smells of dry pilsner malt, peppery, spicy, floral. Tastes of coriander, honey, light spice with a semi-sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3534) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
On tap in the Paradise Burger and Sports Bar in McCall, ID. Pours a very clear light gold color with a white head and light lacing. Nose shows some fruit and floral hops. Medium in body and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malts and fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9884) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Release #19. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of apple, yeast, peppercorn, lemon peel and pear. Peppercorn more prominent in taste. Medium body. Semi-sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (9618) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22 ounce bottle from Innsbrook Exxon in Glen Allen, VA, opened 5/18/11. Pours a hazy orange color with a thin creamy white head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, butterscotch, caramel, earthy hops and a bit of citrus. The taste is sweet bready malts, caramel, apple, faint citrus sugary finish. Medium bodied. Decent, but a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2617) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
22oz bomber from EZ liquors. Pours out a moderate golden color with no real head. Aroma is of apple, pear, alcohol and some light spices. Taste is apple, pear, yeast, spice and some light alcohol notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pours a hazy golden color with a one inch head, foamy and diminishing. The aroma is sweet, a little to sweet, with fruits and candy sugar. The flavor has a nice peppery feel along with the Belgian sweetness. It is balanced nicely by the hops that follow quite assertively. Nice clean finish. I donít know why but the Brainless with Peaches seemed to make this so much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
On tap @ 1702 - Pours a crystal clear light golden color with a small white head. Light lacing. Aroma is primarily esters (banana). Flavor is lightly sweetened malt, esters, and light spice. Medium body. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (844) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
Golden orange pour with fluffy white head. Aroma of fruit and and cotton candy. Taste is sweet and smooth with flavors of cotton candy, caramel, and fruits. No hops present in taste. Very good beer.

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