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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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours light reddish with a small white head. Aroma of a bit of a cherry cough drop thing going on, a bit candyish and some sugary notes and a light malty note. Flavor starts sweet and cherry, and really just stays there, a bit syrupy and sweet, sugary. Cherry soda, hmmm not sure how this came to be, a lot of residual sugars in there, cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Rating #2107 - Bottle from CBI. Pours a light hazy pink colour, fairly thick white foam. Aroma and taste is sweet, cherry pie. Great belgian character as well, presence of yeast, wheat, coriander, mild clove, mild Syrah kinda vibe, mild tannic. ABV is surreally disproportionate to your perception, drinks as though it may be sessionable, I can assure you after punishing the bomber it is not. A crown jewel of fruit beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle at the tapless taproom in SLC. Brilliant red color but minimal head. Aroma is a little weak, cherry with vinous notes. Medium sweet cherry and red wine flavor, slight spicy yeast. Medium bodied, not great carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1475) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2016
August 27th, 2014 - We’ve already had the Brainless on Peaches, so we move to the next zombie clarion call of sours, the Brainless on Cherries. This one sits much darker in the glass, more brown than amber, but not as dark as a porter, or even as a brown ale. It’s a foxier brown, with a little more rouge. The head disappears quickly, leaving a thin fence of bubbles at the edge of the glass, which gives free flow and access to the aroma. There I find, expectedly, cherries, with a nice acidity and tartness, rather than a cherry pie or a cherry cordial. The palate is thinner than I remember on the Brainless with Peaches, and features a very low carbonation, which lets all of the fruit flavors tumble onto the tongue unfettered. The cherry notes here are watered, with just a bit of watering down. Like a whiskey, a drop or two of dilution lets the flavors breathe, and that seems to be the case here, as the dark cherry flavors deliver the fruitier parts of their past lives without sugary decadence or excess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Draft at the Epic Brewing Denver Taproom. Poured a cherry red color with a off-white pink head. Aroma was sour cherries, red wine notes. Flavor was sweet/tart cherries. Like the white wine barrel, this one is very tart, and very tasty. Booze sneaks in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (880) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
On tap. Pours a slightly hazy light red with no head. Sweet aroma of cherries, alcohol and oak. Sweet flavour of cherries, oak, red wine and Belgian yeast with a dry, slightly tart, boozy finish. Medium body with a watery to oily texture and flat carbonation. A bit too much alcohol. The peach and raspberry versions were better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5174) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
(Release #40) Un liquide qui montre la couleur du fruit utilisé. Une mousse presque rose pâle se forme pour rapidement se transformer en anneau. Gros nez d’alcool et de levures du pays des moules et des frites avec un effet surprise des cerises. Les saveurs sont chaudes d’un alcool qui me semble mal contrôlé avec une cerise et son noyau qui mènent à une finale boisée et épicée. Le corps est assez rond et je note un pétillement plutôt bas. La texture est celle d’un vin costaud. Bof et rebof.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10514) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear pink gold with small frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is cherry skin and oak. Thin mouth with strong cherry, vinous, oak, light tartness, good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2016
Tap at Watering Hole. Lots of oak and cherry notes on the nose with a slight medicinal quality but not in a bad way. Thin body with less than average carbonation and a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. More oak on the palate with some almond and booze. Boozy finish with a tart cherry finish. Not tart or sour enough really, but still interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
650 ml bottle. Pours a pinkish copper color with almost no head. Aromas of cherry cotton candy and metallic Belgian yeast. Flavors of woody, dry cotton candy, and earthly Belgian yeast. Sticky. OK but can’t see what the fuss is about. Way over priced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (145) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
From Bottle King for 12 bucks or 13. #37, supposed to be opened by 2013 it seems but not sure. Aroma: Cherry, alcohol, wood, a bit of sweetness. Appearance: cherry concentrate red, dark-ish with a nice head. Looks like dark cherry juice, ala Tamek or some other brands. Taste: Medium sour cherry up front with light sweetness and a little too much alcohol. A little vinous also. Palate has a good amount of alcohol, some pepperiness, real sipper. light flz. A little too much alcohol but pretty good.

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