RATINGS: 240   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 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 (3041) - 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 (8450) - 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 (1024) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Tap at Congregation Azusa. Pours a flat, reddish amber. Nose is old, dusty, strange. Taste is harsh stomach acid, butyric, extreme newspaper/wet cardboard. Heavily oxidized at some point. Undrinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Clear ruby color, with a fizzy head which quickly dissipates to nothing. Aroma is very faint cherry. Flavors of cherry juice, notes of oak, light acidity, and and some alcohol. Overall fizzy, sweet, and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamChandler (4810) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Draft in seattle. murky amber. no head. nose was tannic with grapes and sweet passionfruit. taste is decent, very boozy and every bit of alcohol comes through. cherries are there but mostly medicinal in taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
22 oz bottle, as pictured. Poured a pink-red, sorta hazy, not too much head on it. Smells a little fruity, a little wine-ish. Taste is similar....kinda dry, definitely a dry grape and red-fruit (cherry, raspberry indistinguishable) flavor to it. Easy to drink but you definitely feel it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours a nice red/ruby pour with a white head. Sweet cherry juice on the nose. Some grass, cherry skin, and a bit of oak. A little bit boozy. Mild cough medicine. Flavor is grape and cherry juice. Grass, oak, and a touch of booze. Fairly sweet and sugary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a light pinkish brew with a small, off white head on top. Aroma of cherries and some vineous characters with a touch of oak. Flavour has cherries, some dry oak and there is definitely some red wine in there. Good brew, could be more complex though.

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