Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by silver0rlead:
4.03/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a murky deep amber with a very nice tan head that retains well for an 11%. The aroma is a rich amalgam of dark fruits (fig, plum, cherry, grape), caramel, toffee, toasted bread, esters, floral hops and alcohol...very british and very appealing. The taste has intense notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruits (fig, plum, cherry, grape), floral hops, esters, toasted bread and ethanol. The mouthfeel is full and rich, while carbonation is light and drinkability is good for the style. A very nice interpretation of an english barleywine, structured like J.W. Lees with a sweet finish this is a definite winner.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2006 06:39:42 | More by silver0rlead
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3.29/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bottle: pours a deep ruby-brown with plenty of fine sediment throughout the profile. A thin beige head drops quickly to a solid ring, leaving a light lace. A nice-looking beer.
Appearance: a quite strong aroma of maraschino cherry and heavy sherry alcohol. Not much more than that - a little one-dimensional.
Aroma: once again fairly one-dimensional with the sherry alcohol up front. Lacks the complexity of a usual barleywine.
Taste: a slight heavy fruit joins the sherry alcohol. Still a little dominated by the alcohol, but certainly a big flavour.
Aftertaste: a fairly heavy body with light, fine carbonation.
Mouth feel: at over AU$170 a case, this one is a no-go.
Overall: I have quite a sweet spot for a decent barleywine - this one falls a little short of the mark though. It is a bit one-dimensional, but still a worthwhile drink every now and then.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 07:29:24 | More by SmashPants
3.4/5 rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Appearance is a brownish copper with a half finger of head. The head dissipated rather quickly. The nose had the slight hint of sweetness. The malt flavors are not nearly as hearty as they should be considering the style. The lightness of the malt makes the alcohol tastes strong and intrusive. The only real highlight of this offering is the trace of dark fruits in the flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2014 22:44:29 | More by 57md
Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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