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Epic Brainless on Cherries (Batch 1 - 4, White Wine Barrel)



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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Note: only batches 1-4 were in the white wine barrels, all others need to be rated under the red wine barrel entry. We took our double gold medal winning Brainless Belgian, added cherry puree and aged it in French Chardonnay casks for a secondary fermentation in the barrels. Pours a beautiful deep ruby color with a medium white head. A nice nose of sweet cherries, Belgian malts, and barrel aging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a hazy pale reddish color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a fruity weak sour woody cherry aroma. Fruity malty woody winy cherry flavor. Has a fruity slightly sour tart woody cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - thanks. Clear reddish - white head. Sparkling feeling, light body, cherry, light wooden, tartness, strawberrie/raspberrie notes, pleasant, nice wooden dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26145) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange-red coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, cherries, dried fruits and white wine. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and cherries with notes of dried fruits and white wine. Sweet and fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34638) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with black sediment floating around under a tan head. The aroma has notes of cherries, cinnamon, wine, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of cinnamon, cloves, wine, wood, and cherries, leading to a dry and slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
at papsoe. cloudy red, small bubbly white head. fruity aroma, slightly bretty, flavor is wild yeasts, sweet and bitter fruity and fruit peely notes, lots of wood, white wine bitterness, quite nice, but also quite alc. powerfull.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11399) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled. Orange/amber coloured. Unclear. Small off white head. Aroma: Sweetness, cherries, grape, tart, yeast. Flavour: Cherries, grape, light sweetness, yeast, spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends sweet and full of berries and grape. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled. Slightly unclear orange-reddish with almost no head. Nose of marzipan, cherries and wood. Taste is sweet and tart fruity with almondy accents. Woody notes. Quite vineous. Lovely and lively carbonation, full body and a long, lingering fruity, slightly boozy finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of nimbleprop. Pours a cloudy pale red with a small and very quickly dissipating head. Dry berry aroma, yeasty and lightly tart, lovely woodiness. Medium body, heavy carbonation, a light underlying woodiness with a sulphurous touch. Some warming alcohol. Nice one with a great barrel character. 131112

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Darwenus (904) - Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Did not enjoy. Didn’t even finish it. The color is a pleasant peach tea color, an it has a lot of noisy carbonation. The head rose quickly and then faded, like a soda. The smell is mild, bready malt and cherries, and the flavor is too sweet, too front loaded, and too crisp and watery in the finish. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
22oz bottle from Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop in Cincinnati, OH. Release #3, 10.7%ABV. Pours a cloudy, orange-amber colored body with a thin, fizzy and frothy, off-white, pinkish head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet cherries with a touch of tartness, a good amount of wood, some white wine, a bit of a bready maltiness, and a light phenol note. Flavor is pretty messy IMO. Lots of cherries, Belgian yeast, wood, white wine, and a sweet malt backing that never comes together for me. The cherries are mostly sweet with a bit of a tartness and the yeast is somewhat doughy and phenolic with a light spiciness. Finishes fairly bitter, dry, and spicy, but sweet while drying with a good amount of cherries. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was a bit of a mess for me. A lot of distinct flavors that never blended well together. Fizzy and slightly boozy too. Eh...

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