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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours hazy red with small fizzy head out of bottle. Aroma of cherries and funkiness. Flavor of cherry, wine, and funky sour. Good beer overall but was hoping for it to be better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Poured from bottle, pours a dark hazy amber red with an off white head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma has a bit of the cherries coming through with some of the red wine as well, not as pronounced as I was expecting, the flavor has a tart cherry front end with a dry finish and a little bit of oak showing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6983) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
Light unclear deep amber color with a small head. Cherries and some yeast in the aroma. Fine body and tad sweet. Moderate sournes/acidity. Soft carbonation. Oak, cherries and some yeast in the flavor. Decent nice ale. Well masked alcohol.
[Bottle from a trade with Perrin515]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mintzmeet (445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Real malty cherry wine aroma. Many phases. Starts tasting like a smoke porter, ends sweet. Think it’s a Belgian. Not my fav

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8124) - Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy fuller orange with thin eggshell head that dissipates quickly and completely. Smells and tastes of Belgian yeast, oak, and mild cherries with some soft vinous notes woven in. Medium-bodied and softly carbonated. Semi-dry. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1852) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Interesting take on the original Brainless. Tart berry and cherry aroma with some funk. Pretty soft ruby color with hints on bronze. Medium and smooth palate. Carbonation was subtle. Cherry with a sharpness that had hints of oak and finished dry. Most presumably from the wine influence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Amber with a white head. Nose is wood, rich wine notes, cherries, and lightly tart. Easy palate, heavy barrel notes, cherry, hint of tartness, dash of alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Taster. Pours a deep red with little head. Aroma is oak, faint cherries, white wine. Taste is white wine, oak and hints of cherries. A good beer, but was expecting a but more cherry flavors. Palate is light body, medium carbonation. Ehh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhamp9 (1672) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Clear copper pour with an off white head. Aroma is oak, sweet cherry, and caramel. Taste is really sweet caramel, some vinous notes, and a lot of wood. Slight alcohol warmth. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jur (468) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2014
Draught @ Flying Saucer, Addison. Clear red copper, 0 head. Sour cherry nose & red wine. Sweet cherry alas, not sour. Boozy, too sugary - cassis. Very unbalanced, like drinking a glass of hard candy...

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