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Blithering Idiot - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,688 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 1,688
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%
Wants: 41
Gots: 140 | FT: 5
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a chestnut color with some sediment floating around. The head is beautiful: while it's only a finger high with an off-white shade, it's so amazingly creamy looking. Retention isn't great, though. A thick yet short ring of lacing is left behind.

S: There's a rich fruitiness mainly...I swear the primary note is banana. I'm also picking up a lot of brown sugar, caramel, and alcohol. The booze doesn't bite my nose, but it's definitely there. I don't know - this one seems really undefined in its general aroma.

T: It opens up with a healthy dollop of brown sugar and banana. Caramel notes in the midtaste will segue to alcohol. A lot of alcohol. On the plus side, it's a very rummy alcohol, instead of just being pure fusel. This beer just screams 'imbalanced' - it's both too sweet and too boozy, without much of the depth or nuance an alcoholic beer can provide. Luckily, some of the sweetness fades away after a few sips, only to be replaced with...more leathery booze. Yikes.

M: The booze bites the tip of the tongue and clutches the esophagus going down. There is some creamy fullness to help sponge some of the alcoholic tendencies, though. Some - it's still pretty harsh. Carbonation is bang-on, at least.

O: In the mood for a barleywine from Weyerbacher? Get Insanity instead. The barrel aging takes the edge off of...well, pretty much everything about this one. I wouldn't even think about touching this again unless I knew it had at least a year on it - four months hasn't exactly done the trick. Weyerbacher's worst offering as far as I'm concerned.

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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.