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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2011
22 oz bomber release #19 8.3% ABV. Poured a clear golden body with a small fizzy white head. Aroma was Belgian yeast, grains, hay, clove and light banana, sort of reminded me of a fruity Belgian wit. Body was highly drinkable with a lighter carbonation and a medium body with a soft subtle finish. Flavor is yeasty with lots of fruitinss, bready, lemon, citrus and tropical fruits. Solid. So far Ive like all three offerings from this brewery. Nothing mind blowing but all three I would be more then hapy to drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1784) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Release 19. Gold with a half-inch of white head. Aroma is a little rubbery with light fruity sweetness and spice. Tastes better than it smells, with a full belgian golden fruit and spice profile, with appley tartness along with warming alcohol into the finish. $5/22oz

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2011
on tap at 1702 pours deep gold with a medium white head. Aroma is floral with lots of sweet honey and candied sugar. Flavor is very malt forward and again sweet candied sugar and honey that masks the alcohol well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Aroma: fruity, pear and grapes, slightly boozy, light grains. Pours light golden, quickly dissipating white head, a little lacing. Flavor is strong fruit; banana, pear, light peach note. Slightly sweet, light grains, a little booze. Medium body, slightly sweet and sticky, high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bomber, release #11. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a half finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick lasting ring. Spots of lace left behind and visible carbonation bubbling up. Slightly earthy aroma with boozy sweetness, zesty spice and light fruit notes. Belgian yeast character is prominent with hints of alcohol, bubblegum and apple. Peppery with hints of grassy hops. The nose is pretty subtle however, and nothing really stands out. Medium bodied with a nice balance of earthy hops, peppery spice, Belgian yeast, alcohol and light fruit notes. Floral hops as well some zesty/peppery spice up front which is countered by the Belgian yeast characters and pale malts. Hints of candy sugar, apple, pear, alcohol and bread. Well balanced with a decently masked ABV. Tastes better than it smells with a nice mouthfeel but nothing extraordinary going on here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Bomber courtesy of douglas88. Pours clear gold with thin white head. The aroma is thick apricot, apple and some pear fruitiness to go along with a lesser amount of grainy maltiness. The taste is similar with robustly sweet and thick mixture of apples, pears and apricot esteriness mixing with some grainy malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Release 11. Hazy gold pour with a lively white head. Aroma of grassy hops, estery and candi sugar. Apples pear, straw and light bubble gum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9122) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle @ home. Golden yellow appearance with a fluffy white head. Sweet, light Belgian yeasty, golden malty nose. A touch of fruit tartness, belgian golden malty flavor. Sweet, belgian ale finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1729) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft. Pour is gold with an excellent white head with fantastic retention/lacing. Aroma is spicy belgo yeast, banana, hay, grass, lemon. Flavor is sweet, fruity, grassy, a bit of lemon. Palate is mostly sweet, high carbonation, light body. Rather bland but done to the style very well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Beautifully golden with a two finger creamy head that reduces to a nice fluffy lace. Smells rich and malty sweet with a bit of banana, bubblegum, and medicine (in a good way). Full nectar with creamy carbonation. This brew is generous with all that malty goodness. The moderate sweetness is offset by a nice acidic twitch which brings a sense of balance. Good aroma to flavor follow-through. The finish lingers. This brew is really quenching my thirst despite its heavy on the palate structure. Brainless is true to style and very fresh tasting.


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