Monday, February 18, 2013
Epic's Brainless on Raspberries
Dark fuchsia in color, it has a nose of earthy raspberries. The flavor is similar. Starts out grainy and earthy. You definitely get the spices and esters of the base Belgian ale. Next comes the dry, subdued raspberry notes that have an almost vinous quality. It works well with the earthy and grainy notes. With all of this going on, hops are still potent enough to be detectible in the finish giving it a herbal-sulfur quality. Finishes with a mix of berry tannins and spicy esters. Alcohol is well hidden but sneaks up on you.
Depending on who you talk to it's either too sweet or not sweet enough. I guess that's the way it is with fruit beers. From my perspective I found this latest offering to be somewhat dry, which made it quite drinkable. Nice addition to the "Brainless line".
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