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Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,738 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 1,738
Reviews: 825
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 45
Gots: 163 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.8%

pathead, Sunday at 10:36 PM
Photo of CraftyViki
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Blithering Idiot is a good barleywine. I found it to be quite drinkable. Saying that, I should also say I am not a huge fan of barleywines, so keep that in mind.

CraftyViki, Sunday at 02:41 PM
Photo of majorbase2
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First review since BA reverted back to the attribute format! This is my first English Barley Wine. Big fan of American Barley Wines.
Pours a brown color with a big light brown foam head. Not much retention. A little bit of lacing. Nothing too out there in the aroma. Sweet caramel and bready malts. Slight hint of toffee. A bit of booze. Taste is a little underwhelming-- some dark fruits, most notably cherry and fig. Sweet malts. A ton of booze. Very poorly masked. A little bit of bitterness give it a sort of candy-like taste. Can't get over the alcohol, though. It is very offsetting compared to the slightly more subdued taste. Not a good combo. Not much carbonation. Easier to drink than you'd expect, but still not the most pleasant experience. Overall, not super impressed by my first entry into the English Barley Wine realm. Hopefully not a sign of the style as a whole.

majorbase2, Sunday at 03:12 AM
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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,738 ratings.