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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%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7453) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange gold with a thin beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a light malt flavor dominated by Belgian yeast esters with a carbonated fruity finish and a mild alcohol trail.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12306) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle from France 44. Pours orange with a transient beige head. Mild fruity ester aromas. Med body. Flavor is a little earthy, and definitely has mixed fruit esters. It hints at being sweet, but I think it’s dry. Mild heat burn. Smooth with a subtle mix of Belgian flavors. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2539) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber at the brewery. Pours golden with thin head. Spicy, peppery, sugary, grainy. Finishes a bit thin, high carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2515) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
On Tap. Pours a clear golden yellow color with good frothy white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, banana and clove. Taste is fruity, malty, with a bit of banana and clove. Typical Belgian

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6634) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
22. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium amber with a loose white head. Intermittent stringy lace. Green apple nose. Creamy medium body with bright carb. Caramel and green apple on the mid palate...very sugary, and pretty close to a caramel apple. Long sweet apple finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gruberm (329) - - APR 1, 2013
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4066) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
bubblegum, very estry nose. A bit more character, almost creamy mouth. Bubblegum finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
For me strong golodens either sing or don’t do too much for me - unfortuantely for me the latter is true. Big, beefy a tad sticky, but not bustling with flavour or character. THe brainless on peaches faired a bit better IMHO.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; Release 27, bottled 1/1/2012. Pours fairly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pear, apple, banana, grape, bread, clove, pepper, floral, candi sugar, grass, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity and spicy yeast esters. Taste of pear, apple, banana, grape, bread, clove, floral, pepper, grass, candi sugar, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, bread, floral, clove, candi sugar, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity and spicy esters with malt sweetness; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian golden ale. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
An unfiltered golden ale with a thick white head. Very mild and sweet, silky palate. Taste is subtle, honey and raspberries over a sweet maltiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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