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Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,581 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1581
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%


Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2001)
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Reviews by CoolJosh:
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thick and hazy cranberry orange with a thin layer of white head that doesn't take the time to rest.

Aromas of sweet caramel malts, peach, some alcohol sneaks through. Some red grapes come through as well. Yeast is apparent, very bold scent.

unbelievably smooth and refined, with an aged taste. Great sticky caramel taste feel all the way through. Light fruit accents, in addition to some darker grapes that add some sweetness. Honey. Very clean taste, but a little hot on the end.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 05:59:20 | More by CoolJosh
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I did not enjoy this beer. Smelled like a ripe banana after popping the cap ... even more so in the glass. Probably the strangest smelling/tasting beer I've ever had. I like the lack of hops, but I can't seem to like anything else. Again I'm reminded to do a more detailed analysis before I make a blind purchase.

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Pours out light brown in color and although not translucent it is not really dark with a small beige head with little retention.

Smell is very sweet from the dark malts, smells of banana, slight spices, and a nice tiny bit of vanilla although very faint. The smell is mostly sweet bananas which is very nice.

Taste is very sweet with bananas in the forefront as in the nose. There seems to be some spices that may be a little clove but hard to pinpoint. I really like the taste as I have always lived this beer.

Edit: After drinking a little I do seem to get more malts as it goes down the throat but not much.

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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,581 ratings.