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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (3411) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a snifter and a tulip. The appearance and smell were basically the same in both bottles. The appearance was a nice looking hazy yet glossy burnt orange to ruddy brown color. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess coating the top of the beer nicely. The head gracefully died at a nice pace leaving a nice clingy light foaminess around the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice authentic Belgian spiciness intertwining itself in between sweet malts and even letting in some light oranges to intermingle and dance underneath my nose. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and seemed like it was almost perfectly blended into a really nice flavoring all around. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a sessionability that wanted to show but alas, it could not prove itself to be so. No worries as a sipper, this one danced around my palate skirting a sharpness to pummel but still allowing a nice gentle rolling smoothness every now and again. Overall, this was an absolutely wonderful offering from Epic more than worthy of having again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz - batch #35) Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Light spice and yeast aroma, Some hops under it as well. Sweet at the start of the flavor with a mild spice an yeast followup. Not much in the way of hops. A bit bland and unexciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
On tap at the Denver brewery. Pour is clear golden with a small white head and decent lacing. Musty, phenolic, light banana, white pepper, herbs, biscuit, grass, lemons, and honey in the aroma. Taste is biscuit, wax, phenols, basil, coriander, Belgian yeast, and fruits with a slightly spicy finish and alcohol on the backend. Light body with medium carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6324) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright apricot color with a small soapy-foamy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was faint and tangy with notes of bread, chamomile and a hint of alcohol. The flavor was tangy sugar, bread, honey, a hint of chamomile and a hint of golden fruits. Medium length tangy sugar, honey and chamomile finish. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerman6686 (6052) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
This one poured a mild orange colorw ith a small off white head. Aroma was of straight caramel malt and honey, no sign of alcohol or anythign resembling finshed beer. Falvor was the same,s ticky sweet, straight caramel and honey, tastes like unfermented mash. Just bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Art (2923) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to frothingslosh. Poured a cloudy golden orange color without any head. Aroma is of unfermented mash. Something had to be wrong with this one. The taste was sweet like honey. Under attenuated or not attenuated at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (168) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pale color and subtle aroma. Malty and sweet with a clean finish. some spice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Release #51. 9.2%. Slightly hazy, maybe a pinch filtered bright orange tan. Thin, steady white head. Pretty decent, maybe leaning a little too much into the candi sugar. Captures the essence of the style, sans the champagne carbonation. Very nice malt depth, golden rich rivers, smooth and clean, yet massive and powerful. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Solid ale. Pours a nice light brown color with a perfectly thin white ale style head. Smooth palate and very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (727) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured as taster at Denver taproom. Spicy on nose, almost more saison like notes, golden color, tastes soft, spiciness, mild malt sweetness, with spicy finish. Banana notes in aroma and taste as well. This is excellent.

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