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RATINGS: 229   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 13/20
Mark_Eck (1436) - - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a darkish ruby color. Aroma is wine and cherries. Taste is tart cherries, red wine, and some oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (5259) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 25, 2014
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out a reddish copper with a ring of head. Nose is barrel fruit not much cherries and some bread malt. Always wanting more fruit on the brainless stuff. Taste is a little tart and some sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Aroma of cherries, very pretty beer, taste is dry a lot of cherry, a little thin... pretty good, was hoping for more

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (3172) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle (Batch 22) - Pours pinkish amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is grainy, a little yeasty and not much fruit. A hint of SweetTart. Taste is grainy, with dusty yeast and really no cherries. Watery and thinnish. A huge disappointment as I really like cherry beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
curepute (141) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Release #27 abv% 10.8. Grape wine color, no head. Sour Cherry cider nose. Slightly sour cherries, soft red wine notes, hint of funk. Never tasted anything like this, very unusual. Finishes with a nice dryness. great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (8264) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear light reddish amber color with a small fizzy pink head. The aroma and flavor have a big cherry juice note, sweet, mild red wine character, tannins and some wood.Much like batch 1-4, it came off more like a juice than it did beer. No sign of the abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Very nice ruby red amber color. Cherry aroma. Sips almost sour lambic like, very fruity. But nicely dry and balanced with the wine barrel flavor, which is very pronounced. Low carbonation liveliness. Alcohol is hardly noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Not sure if this one works. The various flavor components are individually superb, but they fight each other. A bit too much dissonance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMstr (168) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Nice reddish color, some flavor from the wine barrels adding and nice cherry taste without being over powering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Draft at Uno. Pours copper with no head at all. Aroma is cherry, grass. Taste is tart cherry, a nice red wine (meaty, dark fruits). I’m missing the "ale" part here to be honest but the overall experience is not a bad one.

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