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Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,676 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 1,676
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 40
Gots: 134 | 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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lurpy1

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3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into 2 pint glasses. No wait, wife doesn't like barleywines. Bottle poured into 1 pint glass. More beer for me!

The pour doesn't really inspire, slightly browner than your standard red lager, very little head, not much carbonation. In this sense, Blithering Idiot is the beer equivalent of your sulking teenage nephew, all shrugging and "I dunno, whatever". Very good aroma, even if I am not sure what I'm smelling, raisins, candy sugar, malt, toffee. Very sweet profile. The taste is sweet too, although also hot with alcohol. The sweet does catch up on mouthfeel as this concoction's a bit too sticky and cider-esque.

Good barleywine. B+, which seems to be where I've ranked all the Weyerbacher beers I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 17:31:52 | More by lurpy1
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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.