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Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,675 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 1,675
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 40
Gots: 133 | FT: 6
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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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Thanks to a generous BA for a sweet Weyerbacher hook-up!

This liquid is a medium-to-almost-dark shade of amber with some mild crimson tinting. It is mid-level in it's haziness. A light tan colored head, almost a full finger thick, forms then recedes to a thin, filmy, surface covering. The lacing is is in dots and tiny strand-lets which are nicely sticky.

Lots of maltiness comes forth in the nose. Big fruit notes; some orchard/white fruits and dark fruits, as well. Candi sugar sweetness. Treacle and buttery caramel. Light hints of fusel alcohols.
This is a nice nose, but I've had to search to pull out the individual elements of it. It's rather muted, overall.

This is a big, malty monster. Just like it should be. Tons of maltiness, drizzled with hot buttered rum caramels, spooned onto medium level toast points, topped with a paste of figs, dates and raisins and sprinkled with golden brown sugar that has a touch of cinnamon and ginger added to it. This is garnished with mango and peach slices.
This absolutely benefits (opens up) from some minutes of letting it 'rest' and 'breathe'. It's getting better and better as it goes along.

It's just shy of being full-bodied with a light-to-almost-medium level of carbonation. The light touch of creaminess that it has gives it an almost silky smoothness.

Very tasty and smooth, but the 11.10%abv is not very hidden. This is no surprise with a big brew like this one, though. English barleywines are not intended to be 'slammed' all night long. They are more designed as a 'sipping' drink, and this one is no exception.
Delicious....but don't expect to down a 6-pk by yourself!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 20:26:39 | More by coldmeat23
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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,675 ratings.