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Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,584 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1584
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 pavandal:
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pavandal

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into my pint glass from a bottle. Looked just like iced tea, so much that the other people in my house wondered where I got tea from.

smell is of raisins, grapefruit, and a slight orange peel scent. A wonderfully complex smell here.

Taste is full of fruity malt! Grapefruit, orange, slight cherries and a raisin aftertaste. Good stuff. Alcohol is there, but it's very very well masked.

Mouthfeel is very thick, but the alcohol warms as it goes down.

High ABV, savor this at the end of your day by the fire!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2006 01:37:45 | More by pavandal
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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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