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Insanity - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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2,007 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,007
Reviews: 854
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 192
Gots: 376 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2004

A bourbon barrel-aged English-style Barleywine.
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours a deep reddish orange with a thin head that trails the glass. The smell has a bit of alcohol in it with some sweet fruits such as plum coming through on the nose. The taste was quite nice with vanilla and alcohol burn in the beginning before mellowing out. Not bad but a bit too abrasive for me.

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3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Bold reddish copper color, cast with a haze so thick it makes the beer almost opaque. A short head of off-white, fading quickly, but with extensive lacing.

S - Strong notes of alcohol and wood, underpinned with a subtle note of corruption. It is subtle, though, and mostly the nose is consistent with a barrel.

T - Following the nose, the primary hit is of bourbon and wood, char and oak. Like the nose, there are off notes, in this case metallic in nature, but these are again subtle. A bit of a sour note on the close.

M - Moderate to low carbonation and high alcohol. The burn keeps the sweeter elements from becoming too cloying.

O - The elements here seem to be interesting enough, but small flaws keep this from being something I wholly endorse. I think there are a lot of good qualities, the oak and bourbon notes are full and delicious, but the end result is not harmonious.

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Insanity from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,007 ratings.