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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10432) - , 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 (9999) - 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 (2684) - 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 (2883) - 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 don’t 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 (871) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11684) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Poured hazy dark amber with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid balanced fruit bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a smooth complex beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1511) - 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!

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2019) - 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%)

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