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RATINGS: 182   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%


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1396) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2011
22 ounce bottle, Release #17, 8.5% ABV (Epic’s website says it was brewed on June 8, 2011). Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a clear light gold color with an inch and a half frothy white head. The head retention is excellent, and there’s also a good amount of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is sweet and spicy, the brew smells like candy sugar, cloves, pears, lemon peel and some green apples. It tastes like pears, peppery spice, candy sugar, cloves, and a bit of grassy hops in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium with decent carbonation. It’s slick, smooth and goes down easy. Overall I think this is a good brew, not bad at all for $6.99 a bottle. I’m looking forward to trying the other Epic Brewing beers now!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
release #8 from dave on 12/19/10 yellowy golden color with a soft white head and spotty lacing. very ’by the book’ belgian... pale malt, straw, a little rubber, yeast and fruitiness. the flavor is the same... a little sweet but it manages to dry out on the finish. medium bodied, a little slick with crisp carbonation. nothing flashy... well done. 7/3/7/3/14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle release #16. Pale gold yellow pour with a fairly quick white soapy head that fades to a thin tiny collar. Aroma is fruity and sweet with bannanas juicyfruit and yeast. Taste is more juicyfruit and bread with spice thoughout. Palate is medium feel with a slick dry finish. Pretty tasty! Alcohol is noticable in the finish! (8.5%)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
22 oz bottle. Release #19. 8.3% abv.
A: Pours a clear golden with a one finger white head. S: Candi sugar, clove, belgian funk. T: It follows the aroma directly with some faint banana in the background, and no alcohol bite is present. M: Smooth, light bodied, and well-carbonated. O: Great example of a Belgian Strong Golden Ale. This is very close to Avery’s Salvation, and I hope to enjoy the variations just as much whenever they show up here in NJ.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3341) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2011
On tap; poured a ruddy gold color with a smallish head. Aroma of wet bread, yeast and banana. Flavor was the same, with a nice dose of sweetness and banana. Quick smooth finish. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4217) - 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 I’ve 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 (1813) - 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 (590) - 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.


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