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

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thanimal (29) - Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Burnt orange color. No head with a slight cherry finish. Refreshing beer with a malty taste on the pallet

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Clear reddish peach colored pour with zero head. Nose is mild sweet cherry. Light syrupy palate. Taste is kind of a weird funky cherry with some yeast and malt. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2011
BottleÖ Pours clear amber with orange highlights and a small, fizzy, white head. The odd bouquet delivers vanilla, spicy Belgian phenols, caramel and a suggestion of cherry. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. The flavor is sweet, fruity, herbal, rooty and mildly acidic. Finishes bittersweet with lingering bitterness. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Poured 22 oz into a tulip glass. It had good carbonation. It had a slight sour cherry note which went well with this sour beer. I was however hoping for more cherry favors. I didnít find it as enjoyable as a Lindemans.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9457) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours hazy ruby/garnet with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is fragrant cherry nose, light malt, Belgian yeast, vinous, fruity esters, and oak. Flavor is chardonnay, cherry, light malt, Belgian yeast, fruity esters, oak, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Hazy pinkish red color, massive fluffy light pink head that settles quickly. Aroma of grapes, citrus. Taste is sour apple skins and cherries, bitter lemon finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 9, 2011
22oz bottle. Murky dark amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, light dusky. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, Chardonnay/oak, some dusky, vinous. Medium-full body, low carbonation, light stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (3605) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2011
On tap at church key, this beer was a little of for me at first but really grew on me as the night went on. Big thick sweet malty beer and cherry flavors dominate with little else. Nice!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Beer is the new wine. This brew pours a copperish amber color with a soapy, rapidly depleting head. Smells of....cherries...Medium full nectar with good carbonation. A malt forward brew style with plenty of acidity and cherry essence. A bit of toasted oak is noticeable adding to itís depth. The finish has a slight of caramel on it. A sipping savory brew for sure but a bit boring. Give me more carbonation, tartness, and density. Bam!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vikingguy (796) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Hazy red color with lively white carbonated head. Fresh cherry wheat aroma. Taste is pretty unique. Itís sweet but not as sweet as I was expecting. Cherry flavor is pronounced, but certainly not in your face cloying sweet cherry. Some sour tartness. Itís rather rich and balanced well with belgian malts and a decent amount of hops. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, although itís still there.


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