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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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%


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1853) - 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 it’s heavy on the palate structure. Brainless is true to style and very fresh tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2011
(22oz bottle, Batch #17, 8.5% abv). Pours clear golden with white head. Active carbonation. Aroma of belgian yeast, green apple, spices, hard candy. Taste is sweet, with the rock candy and apple being prominent and a bit of hop bite that subsides as the sweet, yeasty malts resurface. Medium bodied with a slick, almost buttery, texture. Smooth finish that is almost cider-like. Solid offering from Epic!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (6631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Clear gold in color, smells of wheat and lemon zest, with a touch of barnyard hay. Taste has a bit more malted sweet barley than I expected. Pretty crisp, yet kinda bland. Considering the hay, funk, and citrus, you’d think this was a saison. Not bad, just not very memorable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2228) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Lightish yellow gold that’s mostly clear, with a very thin white head. Yeasty and faily boring overall in the aroma. Touch of booze in the flavor, which turned me off, but yeasty, slight hop presence and some candy. Lighter, fluffy body. Just OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5082) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear yellow with a white receding head. Nose is apple, sugar, sweetness, light caramel, and a bit of mild bitterness. Flavor is similar with red apple and sweet malt all over. The mild hops usually stay towards the back. Light to medium-bodied and a lingering sweetness as it departs.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Very drinkable, perferred this to the cherry & peach varients. If memory serves this was #5. Refreshing and smooth, drink it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
First beer from this brewery. Pours a light golden color that is quite clear with a bit of visible carbonation. Fairly-large white head lasts for a time before falling and leaving behind a bit of lace. The nose is typical for the style, though does not stand out. Yeast of course provides the dominant characteristics. Some white pepper as well as a bit of mild earth. The taste is a bit flat with some faint pepper and a bit of miscellaneous spice. A touch of alcohol as well, though overall it’s pretty tame. A pretty good offering. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-22-2011

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle - Release #14 8.9% ABV. Pours Amber with a short, fizzy white head. Strong fruit and yeast notes in the nose along with sweet malt, flowers and spice. Taste is mostly sweet with sweet malty, candied fruit, ripe fruit, light cake notes, flowers, spice and yeast. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more spice, sweet malt, candied fruit notes, spice, light bubblegum and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (5263) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
Release 11 8.8 ABV: Funky banana and apple nose, very funky. Clear golden, medium head, good retention. Fullish body. Apple is dominant with a subtle undercurrent of not quite ripe banana. Decent beer, but doesn’t stand out in a crowd.


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