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RATINGS: 226   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours amber, no head. Nose is oak, cherry, and alcohol. Flavor is boozy cherry, with pepper and wood characters. This was like a flat cheery juice spiked with vodka. Pretty disappointing...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (696) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured as a taster at Denver taproom. cherries on aroma, approachable, easy, cherries on front, malt on finish w/ notes of caramel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
22 oz. bottle in a snifter. Appearance is an amber-pink color with a fizzy white head which dissipates very quickly. Aroma is rich pale malts, banana, cloves, some cherry tartness, and Belgian yeast funk. Taste follows the nose. It definitely tastes like a Belgian ale with a bit of cherries. Unfortunately, that combination doesn’t work as well as I’d hoped. Overall, this is pretty average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4383) - Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at the Denver taproom. Golden/amber and clear appearance with a small white head. Aroma of wine, oak, cherries, light spices, tannins and noble hops. Similar flavor, fruity and dry with Belgian yeast characteristics and a solid malty profile. Medium body, the alcohol is mostly hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9152) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish pour with pinkish head, aroma brought notes of cherry pie, cherry juice, hints of slight wine, oaky notes, hints of a medicine in there, touch of vinegar as well. Taste is a mix of red wine, oak, slight tart lemon into a cherry, medicinal notes, hints of spice, finishing slightly tart, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle. Looks decent in glass. No cherry to be found. This was all clove. Not my thing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bomber. Ruby red grapefruit color with minimal head. Sour, dry and malt aromas. Tart, sour and gross.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2760) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
A: Mild Reddish Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Chardonnay, Mildly Bitter Cherries T: Sour Cherries, Chardonnay M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour, Mildly Bitter Overall, a nice mildly sour cherry ale, great for beginners, very mild and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Clear brilliant copper with a slight reddish pinkish tone. The aroma is of sweet tart cherries with a big backbone of strong boozy pale malt cereal tones. Taste has some slight sour cherries with a mild sweetness and some strong pale grain maltiness, a bit of toast, strong boozy cracker/biscuitiness, and a faint cherry tone on the finish. Most of the body comes from the strong Belgian blonde background.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beechner224 (981) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours ruby red with minimal head. Aroma is sweet, cherry flavor is there. Taste is sweet, cherry, but cough syrup. Not my favorite.

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