Epic Lil’ Brainless Raspberries

Posted: May 30, 2015 in Epic Brewing Co, Fruit/Vegetable Beer, Reviews

We finally have a mattress for the guest room. We set the bed up earlier in the week with the nightstands, so the room is finally coming together. The cat is busy testing the new mattress, so I’m told. Anyways, let’s get to this beer which the other half picked out last week.

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ABV: 5.2%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Lil’ Brainless Raspberries is an easy drinking canned version of our big, bold 22 oz. bottle of Brainless Raspberries, crafted especially for those who seek bright, fresh, and real raspberry flavors in a convenient size. We brew exclusively with natural raspberry puree, which gives this beer its unique pink color as well as hints of raspberry bubble-gum, sweet fruit jam, and a pleasant dryness that makes this beer perfect for easy going affairs, indoors or out.”

Random: I could go for an English muffin with jam right now.

This beer poured with a half a finger of what looked like cream-colored head, but since it dissipated instantly, I couldn’t guarantee that was the actual color. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, deep pink color with no visible carbonation. The nose had notes of raspberry extract and bubble gum. It smelled like a raspberry candy to me, which is funny because the website makes such a big deal of how they don’t use extract and that was exactly what I was picking up. The taste was peculiar. It started with the expected raspberry extract and went into this misplaced tart note. Lots of bubble gum came through as well. The body was thin and watery with very little carbonation that desperately needed to be dialed up. The other half kept saying that it didn’t taste pink (which to the rest of us means, doesn’t have enough notes of fruit). The finish was quick with raspberry. This beer was $2 for the can, which broke down to $.17 per ounce. At that price or not, this beer was a disappointment that I will not be having again.

Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0

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