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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle from France 44. Pours ruddy orange with no head to speak of. Aroma has cherry notes. Certainly there is fruit. Med + body. Flavor is very oaky and the cherry is quite firm. It is very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (2881) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 12.05.2013, 0,65l bottle @ home:
Small shortlasting fizzy head. Aroma is sour red berries, redwine, grass, wood, rhubarb. Taste is fizzy and a little harsh, woody, grass, redwine, red berries, almond essence. Medium bitterness. Not really my kind of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Cloudy pinkish amber pour with a whit head. Oak and cherry aromas. Uber evervescent with mild cherry, yeast, with some muted caramel and oak back beats. Not as good as earlier batches..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maley1 (892) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
Reddish amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of tart cherries, yeast and red wine. Taste of faint cherries, yeast and cheap red wine, slightly dry on the finish. Full bodied, low carbonation, just average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Release #12. Pours a hazy ruby with a small off-white head. Big cherry funk from this, with floral notes in the form of rose petal, sweet doughy malts. Underlying Belgian yeast character, but not dominant. The barrel character is fairly subdued, as well. Medium-bodied, with fairly low carbonation and a sweet, funky mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2013
On draught at Freakin’ Frog. Light red, almost color of weak red wine. Nice aroma of sour pie cherries. Light yeast and malt flavors with cherry, sweetness, and red wine notes. Hides alcohol content well.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
obguthr (4597) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
Vinous coriander nose,somewhat vegetal, but comes across minty, like the spit after you have just brushed your teeth. Crystal clear copper, headless.Tomatoes, toothpaste, cherries flavor. Odd and unpleasant. Tart, medium body, a little hot. There is so much wrong with this beer I hardly know where to begin. I love the brewery, dislike this series, despise this beer. Little redeeeming value.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 17, 2013
Smells of cherry, didn’t even know this was a barrel aged beer before I came to rate it. Tartness of the cherries seems to cover up the belgian yeast flavor, but there is a slight hint of it. Pretty tart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
22oz bottles pours dark ruby red with a white head that dissipates immediately. Cherry aroma. Oak and cherry taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5570) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Release #14 - 11.4% ABV. Maroon pour with a short ring of foam for a head. Aroma is sour cherries, black cherries soft funkiness, wood and wine notes. Taste is woody with wine notes, black cherries, funky notes, cough syrup and light earthiness. Body is light-medium with soft carbonation and moderate warmth. Ends with more cherry notes, cherry cough syrup, wood, wine notes, earthy notes and soft funky yeast.

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