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RATINGS: 201   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pempem (4) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
The first time I tasted this beer, I must admit I was a bit in a haze. But even then, I realized that I had just tasted the finest beer in my life. Many many months later, and after trying so many similar beers, I still hold fast to giving this beer the title of the Greatest Beer in the World!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (3879) - 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 fingerís 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 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 itís heavy on the palate structure. Brainless is true to style and very fresh tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Iím rating the last beer of my California trip first. This was pretty darn good. Plenty of Belgian triple spiciness and a pretty smooth flavor. Nothing really to complain about here. Good introduction to this brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
22 oz bottle. Release #19. 8.3% abv.
A: Pours a clear golden with a one finger white head. S: Candi sugar, clove, belgian funk. T: It follows the aroma directly with some faint banana in the background, and no alcohol bite is present. M: Smooth, light bodied, and well-carbonated. O: Great example of a Belgian Strong Golden Ale. This is very close to Averyís Salvation, and I hope to enjoy the variations just as much whenever they show up here in NJ.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Aroma: Very aromatic, with hints of clove, vanilla, and caramel. Some fruit aromas, too--peaches, and perhaps melon. Appearance: Hazy gold with thick, white head. Taste: Medium-Heavy sweetness all the way through, with an initial light sourness to balance it out. Still, the sweetness overwhelms in the finish. Palate: Full body, thick, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long, sweet finish. Overall: This is really solid and well developed, but it seems fairly ordinary. Itís obviously well crafted, but not mind blowingly brilliant to stand out amongst the rest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2542) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Release #19. Big bright white frothy head of fine bubbles that reduces rather quickly. Light citrus and grainy aromas with some pears and spices. Color is a slightly hazy golden orange. Very, very soft malts in the flavor along with some peaches, cereal grains and some light grassy hops. Velvety smooth in the mouth. A wonderful palate. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. Lingering pears and spices finish off the brew. A very good belgian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwalcott2 (14) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottled. pours a light and golden, with about a finger of head. good amount of carbonation. Nose has grapefruit, and floral with a little yeasty smell. The Nose is very similar to the initial taste. I especially get tastes of floral as well as the alcohol being prevalent. The end is on the bitter side. Once it warmed up a bit it got much sweeter and the initial alcohol taste dissipated. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrettTaylor (738) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kagent777 (6) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 6, 2010 does not count
My first rating: 22 Oz bomber served in a pint glass (Release #2, 9.0 ABV). A vigorous pour produced a scent that let me know this was a Belgian style beer. Simply smells like a Belgian. Pours a hazy golden with quickly dissipating head and no lacing. Taste is Belgian, through and through. I get bubblegum and banana flavors. A light sweet sensation as well as salty. Palate: I am getting a medium body and sticky texture and a long finish. The carbonation is also right to style. I really enjoyed this beer.

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