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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rnlanders (11) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Beautiful beer in the glass, but not terribly memorable otherwise. Hoppy with some cherry and wood flavors. Does not really seem like a Belgian to me, as it claims to be.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7161) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a pinkish red color with a large foamy pink head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweetish and malty with artificial cherries. The flavor was tart and sour with cherry sno-cone, booze and artificial sugar. Long boozy finish. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svartvit (225) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle shared during the November THT tasting at deansos place. Pours a slightly hazy red with a small white head. Aroma is big on the caramel and sweet malts, obviously cherries as well. Some oak and wine notes in the flavor with more fruit and some slightly tart cherries. Wish is was more cherry forward with a heavier barrel influence as well. Medium body, low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9724) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
65cl bottle shared at THT November. Thin white head. Hazy red pour. Cherries.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (14658) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ Benzais final THT although MrHangover thinks its something else. Clear amber color, no head. Smell and taste malts, slightly sourish, a hint of cherries indeed. Decent body and carbonation. Ok beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2323) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickd717 (4365) - Sofia, BULGARIA - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1521) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2016
August 27th, 2014 - Weve 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. Its 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7602) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (973) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5311) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
(Release #40) Un liquide qui montre la couleur du fruit utilis. Une mousse presque rose ple se forme pour rapidement se transformer en anneau. Gros nez dalcool et de levures du pays des moules et des frites avec un effet surprise des cerises. Les saveurs sont chaudes dun alcool qui me semble mal contrl avec une cerise et son noyau qui mnent une finale boise et pice. Le corps est assez rond et je note un ptillement plutt bas. La texture est celle dun vin costaud. Bof et rebof.


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