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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10037) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Reddish pour, small tannish head. Aroma of cherries, light wine notes, yeast. Flavor is drier than I remember, nice yeasty notes, cherries and sugar cookies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Very interesting. I donít understand what is so Belgian about it, outside of the fact that it has cherries in it and it was aged on oak. It is listed at 10.7% alcohol, but you donít get any heat at all. It has a nice cloudy, red color and pinkish head. Itís really, really good. Subtle flavors,nothing over the top and there is a slight vegetal funk on the nose. Itís pretty cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
Nicely integrates the barrel, slightly sour, dangerously drinkable. Low carbonation and finishes sweet but not syrupy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoePeesie (904) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Pours a clear light red with an off white head. Nose and taste is dry crisp cherry woody. Very well balanced very nice body. Surrendered more of tge bottle than I would have like to my in laws who normally donít dig beer, but loved this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Release #5 courtesy of douglas88 pours deep clear cherry juice with white head trimmed with a light pinkish hue. The aroma has some apples and pears as well as some fruity sourness, tartness and then yeasty spices. The taste has a great play going on between tart red wine notes, spicy oak, sweet apples and pears, some sour fruitiness and then rolling into soft spongy yeasty spiciness. This beer is really hitting the spot as all the conflicting notes come together with harmony. Yummers!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lana5 (34) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Batch 22, delicious smell. Tastes of cherries and is sweet but not overly sweet. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4735) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
The last of the brainless tasting my friends and I enjoyed inside the tent in Zion while it rained cats and dogs slash snowed outside and we were pretty good by this point. Cherries are definitely prominent but in a sweet way. Possibly the best of the bunch, though I do love raspberries more as just the fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
curepute (140) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5580) - Utah, USA - OCT 10, 2011
22oz bottle (Batch #5) from the brewery
Appearance: Pours clear reddish brown with a big red/pink head and good lacing
Aroma: Lightly toasted malts, ripe cherries and woody
Taste: Dusty malts, cherries, woody, oak with a dry slightly tart finish
This is great. The red wine barrels made a huge difference in this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium cranberry red with a small (1 finger or less) pink fizzy head that quickly dissipated down to a thin puddle and small collar, but did produce some really nice sheets of lace. The aroma was of a mild bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with strong notes of cherries, red wine, wood and a light hint of alcohol. The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic with a big note of cherries early on, with the finish being a bit winey with a woody alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a really nice long time after the swallow, allowing for the fruity alcohol taste to grow as time went on. Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a very nice dry texture and a fizzy carbonation. Overall a delicious Strong Ale, with the taste of the cherries and cask pretty much masking the high ABV...

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