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Epic "Brainless on Cherries" (Batch 5)
Epic Brewing Company - Salt Lake City, Utah USA
Belgian Strong Ale (ABV10.3%)

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a murky medium cranberry red with a small (1 finger or less) pink fizzy head that quickly dissipated down to a thin puddle and small collar, but did produce some really nice sheets of lace.

The aroma was of a mild bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with strong notes of cherries, red wine, wood and a light hint of alcohol.

The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic with a big note of cherries early on, with the finish being a bit winey with a woody alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a really nice long time after the swallow, allowing for the fruity alcohol taste to grow as time went on.

Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a very nice dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.

Overall a delicious Strong Ale, with the taste of the cherries and cask pretty much masking the high ABV...

Sampled: 4/26/2012
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