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Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,677 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 1,677
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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Julian2

Maryland

1/5  rDev -72.6%

01-08-2012 18:19:08 | More by Julian2
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TMGH


1/5  rDev -72.6%

07-19-2012 01:01:09 | More by TMGH
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loudawgg

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.6%

02-07-2012 01:18:05 | More by loudawgg
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mcmeekin91

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.6%

10-16-2012 17:05:08 | More by mcmeekin91
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mtschamel

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.6%

06-21-2014 22:59:28 | More by mtschamel
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jriggins6

Colorado

1.25/5  rDev -65.8%

04-23-2012 17:01:37 | More by jriggins6
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harrymel

Washington

1.4/5  rDev -61.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bottled: 08/05/10
Best by: 08/05/15
Cheers to bwiechmann for helping me decipher the dates!

A: Pours an apricot-hazel ale. Excellent clarity. Single finger fine light cream foam head dissipates nearly immediately to leave a thin, fine sheet of the same.

S: Banana, clove, yeast. Very sweet. Not reminiscent of many barleywines at all. Alcohol. Nougat sweetness. Copper. Apple skins.

T: Alcohol, light malts, but mostly alcohol. Sharp fusel flavors. Wow, this is shit.

M: Thin, watery, medium carbonation. Slicks the mouth.

D: I have poured this beer out. Trash.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 14:14:54 | More by harrymel
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

12-07-2012 23:22:11 | More by Damian74Shensky
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bubseymour

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

08-05-2012 19:54:59 | More by bubseymour
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

01-05-2013 18:42:48 | More by Newbiebeer
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Jesse13713

Ohio

1.85/5  rDev -49.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Two and half fingers of head that is quick to diminish. A very cloudy orange and caramelized brown. Poor lacing and dainty looking.

Smell - Smells of light grapes and cherries. Light citrus. Smells sweet and aged.

Taste - This beer tasteS really, really old. Hints of cherry and grape as the nose suggested; but they just taste quite rotten. A very nasty barley taste.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - A very unpleasant, musky and old tasting beer. Wheat and fruit domiinate the taste, but are combined poorly. Overall a very dissapointing barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 19:20:04 | More by Jesse13713
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tjd112

New Jersey

1.88/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured into Chimay goblet

Appearance - Poured a ruby colour with off-white fizzy head that quickly dissipated, no lacing to be found

Smell - Like cherry cough syrup

Taste = Like cherry cough syrup

Mouthfeel - Very sticky feeling, lingering bitterness, though not that good type of bitter

Drinkability/Overall - Awful, just, awful

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 19:45:13 | More by tjd112
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womencantsail

California

1.88/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A: The beer pours an amber color with a very thin layer of khaki/off-white foam.

S: What is wrong with the nose? Nothing like a barleywine (English or otherwise). Cough syrup and corn with a lot of sugar, alcohol, and maybe some fruits. Slightly floral, but otherwise not much redeeming going on here.

T: Blech. Sugar and alcohol with cough syrup notes. Surprisingly bitter and astringent. A very harsh flavor overall. Some grape and burnt grain flavors on the back end as well. It's also sort of watery on top of it all.

M: The body is thin and watery with a low carbonation.

D: Jesus this was bad. I have no desire to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 06:09:50 | More by womencantsail
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LesStewart

North Carolina

1.88/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Gosh... and I was looking forward to this beer.
The pour is pretty standard for a barleywine, red to brown and cloudy in color with a white to tan head that diminished in a minute or two. The nose was pears and sweet malt. The first taste put the nail in the coffin for me though; red cherries and butterscotch rule this beer. And the sweet to syrupy full mouthfeel makes sure that the taste lingers eventually giving way to a small amount of fusals on the end. I could see someone enjoying this beer, but that person isn't me.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 23:42:49 | More by LesStewart
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Bartrob6

North Carolina

1.93/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

cloudy orangish brown. small head but disappears very soon. i can see a few big bubbles floating to the surface.

smells extremely fruity and sweet with alcohol. not very inviting.

tastes like it smells. very fruity and sweet. i'm not enjoying this one at all. maybe i've got a bad bottle?

extremely thick and syrupy mouthfeel.

barely drinkable.

i won't be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 19:38:22 | More by Bartrob6
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ixnay21

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -45.2%

03-02-2012 01:35:16 | More by ixnay21
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johnnydicfore

Ohio

2/5  rDev -45.2%

12-31-2012 04:17:32 | More by johnnydicfore
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.2%

05-18-2012 18:35:05 | More by SickNukes
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JHull

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -45.2%

08-17-2013 18:05:20 | More by JHull
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ShakaShakaShaka

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.2%

10-18-2012 21:03:45 | More by ShakaShakaShaka
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srhudnall

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -45.2%

01-13-2013 16:47:40 | More by srhudnall
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stoppertb18

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -45.2%

12-16-2012 21:13:35 | More by stoppertb18
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phattysbox

New York

2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle with no freshness date poured into a tulip glass. Poured pretty vigorously and got a great 2 inch head but this receded to nothing - no lace. Has a murky reddish/clay-like hue clearly demonstrating the yeast remaining in the bottle. Not the best looking beer.

Smell: Spicy solvent alcohol first hits the nose and stays throughout. No hop character whatsoever but the fruity esters are very apparent. Harsh nose is similar to taking an overripe fig/date and aging it in rubbing alcohol.

Taste: More of the same from the nose. Extreme alcoholic warmth and harsh astringent flavors followed by uber sweet malt profile - raisins, dates, figs and cranberries. Again no hops are detectable. Even though its an english barleywine, there should be SOME hop character, perhaps earthy that an english varietal would bring. Mouthfeel is big and creamy while the carbonation fizzled out early in the brew. Warming the brew to RTP reveals some cardboard and diacetyl notes.

Drinkability is pretty low in my opinion. The solvent-like alcohol really detracts from the beer and makes it one-dimensional. Could not finish the whole bottle, just not worthy in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 15:29:57 | More by phattysbox
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.2%

09-08-2012 02:06:00 | More by tmars13
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jp312

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -45.2%

09-03-2012 23:13:39 | More by jp312
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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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