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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (4183) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
6 July 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is a bit winey. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Sugary, white grapes, moderate alcohol. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle at home, from the Beer Shop LTD, E Longmeadow. Release #11. 10.7% ABV. Hazed crimson with little in the way of head. Nose is glazed cherries, booze, sugars. Taste comprises cherries, booze, sugars, berry fruits, cherry jam. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light sugars and booze. Bit of a one trick pony. All cherries and a slightly unrefined booze flavour. Drinkable but expected more !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft at beer authority. Pours clear pinkish red, no head. Aroma is cherry, yeast esters (of the bubblegum variety), burps up cherry cough syrup. Alcohol burn is prominent in the end. Dry finish, syrupy texture, lively carbonation on the tongue. Overall - doesn't really work for me, but thanks to Burc for swapping out my half-finished hottenroth even though I didn't ask for it - well-appreciated! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Release number seven from happy Harry’s. reddish pink in colour. Very bubbly. Great after dinner beer with dessert

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (2442) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
(bottle) hazy orange red colour with a small white head; aroma of fruit, yeast; very nice balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish; excellent overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (4112) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Release #7 Bomber from Supermarket Liquors - Fort Collins. Nose is a tannic red wine, cherries, with some light notes of cloves and oak. Clear bing cherry red with a small pink tinged head. Flavor is lightly sweet, spicy, and cherries. Verry (cherry) Interesting!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with not much head retention. Somewhat dry red wine, grape, light plum, strawberry, cherry, pretty straight forward aroma. Quite dry, light leather, tannic, dry oaky, dull cherry flavor that dries out a ton on the vinous finish. A fair amount of booze on the finish. Again, not a big fan of the Brainless series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Pour is red brown with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma of tart berries and rhubarb and cherry. Taste of oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9236) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. POurs cherry orange with no head at all and a cherry-tinged fruit aroma. There is a slightly harsh cherry flavor with noticeable alcohol and a heavy oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14178) - 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.

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