RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale is has a rich and complex malt flavor balanced with a little bit of spicy noble hops and strong influences of fermentation esters from the Belgian yeast used. Various Belgian like Rock Candies, hops and grains are employed to express variations within the style. Deceivingly drinkable, some liken theses ales to the Devil sneaking up on you, so consume responsibly.

Release #1: 8.3%
Release #2: 9.1%
Release #4: 9.6%
Release #5: 8.6%
Release #11: 8.8%
Release #14: 8.9%
Release #19: 8.3%

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Bomber courtesy of douglas88. Pours clear gold with thin white head. The aroma is thick apricot, apple and some pear fruitiness to go along with a lesser amount of grainy maltiness. The taste is similar with robustly sweet and thick mixture of apples, pears and apricot esteriness mixing with some grainy malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Release 11. Hazy gold pour with a lively white head. Aroma of grassy hops, estery and candi sugar. Apples pear, straw and light bubble gum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle @ home. Golden yellow appearance with a fluffy white head. Sweet, light Belgian yeasty, golden malty nose. A touch of fruit tartness, belgian golden malty flavor. Sweet, belgian ale finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft. Pour is gold with an excellent white head with fantastic retention/lacing. Aroma is spicy belgo yeast, banana, hay, grass, lemon. Flavor is sweet, fruity, grassy, a bit of lemon. Palate is mostly sweet, high carbonation, light body. Rather bland but done to the style very well.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Beautifully golden with a two finger creamy head that reduces to a nice fluffy lace. Smells rich and malty sweet with a bit of banana, bubblegum, and medicine (in a good way). Full nectar with creamy carbonation. This brew is generous with all that malty goodness. The moderate sweetness is offset by a nice acidic twitch which brings a sense of balance. Good aroma to flavor follow-through. The finish lingers. This brew is really quenching my thirst despite its heavy on the palate structure. Brainless is true to style and very fresh tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2011
(22oz bottle, Batch #17, 8.5% abv). Pours clear golden with white head. Active carbonation. Aroma of belgian yeast, green apple, spices, hard candy. Taste is sweet, with the rock candy and apple being prominent and a bit of hop bite that subsides as the sweet, yeasty malts resurface. Medium bodied with a slick, almost buttery, texture. Smooth finish that is almost cider-like. Solid offering from Epic!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (8184) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Clear gold in color, smells of wheat and lemon zest, with a touch of barnyard hay. Taste has a bit more malted sweet barley than I expected. Pretty crisp, yet kinda bland. Considering the hay, funk, and citrus, youd think this was a saison. Not bad, just not very memorable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2427) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Lightish yellow gold thats mostly clear, with a very thin white head. Yeasty and faily boring overall in the aroma. Touch of booze in the flavor, which turned me off, but yeasty, slight hop presence and some candy. Lighter, fluffy body. Just OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5308) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear yellow with a white receding head. Nose is apple, sugar, sweetness, light caramel, and a bit of mild bitterness. Flavor is similar with red apple and sweet malt all over. The mild hops usually stay towards the back. Light to medium-bodied and a lingering sweetness as it departs.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Very drinkable, perferred this to the cherry & peach varients. If memory serves this was #5. Refreshing and smooth, drink it.


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