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RATINGS: 166   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%


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2011
At 8.6% blows most local Utah brews out of the pond. Pour: bright liquid gold, bubbly white head, which persists somewhat. Nose: Yeasty, orange peels, florals, hop spice, mostly yeasty. Taste: not powerful, in moderation, orange peel bitter, sweet floral spiciness, finishes with a hop dry. Enjoyable.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
artmcd8 (1298) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (65) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pale color and subtle aroma. Malty and sweet with a clean finish. some spice notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (477) - Virginia, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (390) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Tarrants on 05/31/2011. Slightly hazy golden body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet candi sugar and belgian spice aroma. sweet candi sugar, spice, and light banana flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1665) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at the Denver taproom. Gold and clear appearance with a white head and light lacing. Crisp aroma of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, noble hops, toasted malts and light spices. Similar flavor with a medium body with a sweet, malty finish. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (156) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Looks like your average lager. Not very cloudy, which is what I’m used to for Belgian styles. Wheaty banana smell. Nice refreshing taste. Flavors of caramel, banana, bread. First beer from Epic. Not bad. Would for sure try some other styles from them.


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