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RATINGS: 201   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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1.8
Art (3219) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to frothingslosh. Poured a cloudy golden orange color without any head. Aroma is of unfermented mash. Something had to be wrong with this one. The taste was sweet like honey. Under attenuated or not attenuated at all.

3.8
BrewMstr (194) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pale color and subtle aroma. Malty and sweet with a clean finish. some spice notes.

3.8
nuplastikk (6358) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Release #51. 9.2%. Slightly hazy, maybe a pinch filtered bright orange tan. Thin, steady white head. Pretty decent, maybe leaning a little too much into the candi sugar. Captures the essence of the style, sans the champagne carbonation. Very nice malt depth, golden rich rivers, smooth and clean, yet massive and powerful. Good stuff.

4
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Solid ale. Pours a nice light brown color with a perfectly thin white ale style head. Smooth palate and very nice.

4.1
BrettTaylor (780) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured as taster at Denver taproom. Spicy on nose, almost more saison like notes, golden color, tastes soft, spiciness, mild malt sweetness, with spicy finish. Banana notes in aroma and taste as well. This is excellent.

3.1
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at Tarrants on 05/31/2011. Slightly hazy golden body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet candi sugar and belgian spice aroma. sweet candi sugar, spice, and light banana flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.5
ajnepple (6824) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
On tap at the Denver taproom. Gold and clear appearance with a white head and light lacing. Crisp aroma of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, noble hops, toasted malts and light spices. Similar flavor with a medium body with a sweet, malty finish. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink.

3.4
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Looks like your average lager. Not very cloudy, which is what I’m used to for Belgian styles. Wheaty banana smell. Nice refreshing taste. Flavors of caramel, banana, bread. First beer from Epic. Not bad. Would for sure try some other styles from them.

3.2
arminjewell (9689) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy gold pour with white head, aroma brought some sweet orange, lemon, some white fruits in there with a touch of yeast, some banana in there as well, some biscuit and bread. Taste is a mix of bread, biscuit, some nice white grape, pear, hints of earth, slight banana, spice notes, finishing fairly sweet.

4
DenverLogan (1230) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 I had this in September at the Stapleton Tap House and it said 8.7%. Pours copper with small head. Aroma of floral hops and light herbs. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of sweet malts, powder sugar, ginger, prunes. Overall full flavored and sweet. Older rating...funny how things change and remain the same!! From a bottle July 3, 2013 in tulip glass. Bottle #35 - 8.5% ~ Pours cloudy golden with head and lace. Aroma of funky fruit and bread. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of bread, fruit, malts. Overall tasty and flavorful.


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