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Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,688 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 1,688
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 41
Gots: 140 | FT: 5
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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FormatKid

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4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I’m making it a barleywine evening tonight. Next on the list is Blithering Idiot, picked up in MD while I was on the East Coast for the holidays. When I crack the bottle my nose is greeted by rum like notes of alcohol. The body of this beer is visually dense and hazy and a garnet/ruby brown. A hearty eggshell head forms upon pouring but receds to a thin frosting on top with a crusting around the outer rim of the pint. Taking a whiff of this beer I get the impression that this is more of an English style barleywine than American. Some hoppiness is in the nose, but it is dominated by rum-soaked raisons, and a vinous aroma. The English Orientation of this beer is confirmed upon tasting, tell-tale flavors of rum-soaked fruit, and grape-skin alongside the typical malt flavors of toffee and caramel . Bitterness levels are solid for the style, the hop flavors are a bit more subtle though I do pick up on some levels of piney and grapefruit hop flavors. The mouthfeel is great, perfectly coating. A great barleywine, which I think will come together even more with age. I’m anxious to try the oak-aged version now.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2005 03:29:32 | More by FormatKid
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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.