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Note: batch 5 and all subsequent batches are put into Red Wine Barrels (the batch number is printed on the label). All earlier batches were in White Wine Barrels and should not be rated here. Release 5 of Brainless on Cherries, has a new twist- we used Red Wine (cab and syrah) barrels for the second fermentation and aging as apposed to White Wine barrels. The result, dryer, lighter body, fruit shines thru and a bit of tannin and wood notes in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Flat, luminous apricot color. Smooth body bit of cherry soda aroma and flavor with a slight Belgian twang underpinning. Green cherry finish. Ok overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
(22oz bomber release #7) clear cherry red with a ring of white bubbles. Nose of cherry, medicinal, wood, red wine. Taste of cherry, woody, medicinal, nice barrel flavors despite some imperfections, vinous, red grapes, alcohol, well carbonated and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 2/8/13, Release # 13

Aroma: The nose has some sour cherries, wood, barnyard funk, and yeast
Appearance: It pours a reddish color with a small, quickly dissipating head and no lace
Flavor: The taste is on the tart side, with some wood, funk, wine, and fruity flavors
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has soft-to-average carbonation, and a dry, tart finish
Overall Impression:  I found this to be a fairly interesting and worth try offering. It has a nice tartness to it, some funkiness, and mustiness too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suchy3 (7) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
22oz bottle. Release #14. Strong oak aroma and tastes the same. Cherry taste is somewhat faint to me. Zero head. More bubbly than anything. Eh..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Clear reddish brown with no head. Aroma is cherry, sour cherries, honey, hint of sour funk. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, fruity finish. Taste is cherry, caramel, blood plum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bomber, #14, 11.4%. Pours orange-red (oxidized anthocyanins), head disappears almost immediately, lower carbonation. Aroma is Belgian spice with some fruit. Taste is spicy with just a hint of cherry, dry taste. Bready-yeasty flavor is on the top. Not a huge fan of this beer but it is interesting and well-made. I get a bit of astringency in the aftertaste which knocked the overall down a bit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
22oz bomber from AJ's. Release # 5, 10.1% abv. Pours a ruddy red with a rapidly receding head. Highly effervescent and not a ton of aroma. Fairly sour with a cherry bite. Not sure how much of the oak comes through -- I was hoping for some vanilla notes to come out. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kaser (2702) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Had this poured from tap at SanTan brewing in Arizona. Didn't smell much but the taste is loaded with cherries. Smooth but tart. Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4436) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On tap at Grumpy’s. Gold color. Soft carbonation. Real cherry flavor and aroma. Lightly swewt and pronounced Belgian yeast, which surprised me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2013
from Erzbierschof - cloudy reddish-orange beer with no head retention; fair aroma of cherries, gently sourish and with light woody notes; full-bodied, highly carbonated, tasty and slightly chewy; a light woody tartness, moderately dry aftertaste, long with more notes of cherries, wood and warming alcohol - original and very interesting

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