Brainless On Peaches, Epic Brewing, Denver

Style: Belgian-Style Ale

ABV: 11.7 percent

Serving Type: 22-ounce bottle

Malty? Hoppy? Neither; Belgian yeast and fruit

Reviewed: February 2014

Epic Brewing, which recently expanded from its first home in Salt Lake City to the River North neighborhood, is a well-established operation. They’ve been brewing since 2008, which means the brewery has had plenty of time to develop a vast offering of beers. And now that Epic bombers have populated liquor store shelves around the Front Range, it can be a bit difficult to decide what to try first from this Mile-High newcomer. Given Colorado’s affinity for peaches, this one recently caught our attention: Brainless On Peaches.

Part of what Epic calls its Exponential Series, Brainless On Peaches is a variation of another Epic brew called Brainless Belgian. The difference is that the peach version is brewed with a peach puree and aged in French Chardonnay casks. The result is a good-looking, honey-colored beer that has a pleasant peach aroma and a mild tartness. The peach notes are less present in the brew’s flavor, which isn’t a bad thing. The brew remains approachable and round, and is the kind of beer white wine fans might dig.

Would we buy it again? If you’re into Belgian brews or mild sours, Brainless On Peaches is worth a try; hop heads stay away.

Bonus: Read more about Epic Brewing here.

—Image courtesy of Epic Brewing