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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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88
very good

707 Ratings
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Ratings: 707
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 49
Gots: 105 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Ego on 03-10-2007)
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this out of a cork caged bottle: the brew pours a dark brown/orange color with a thin, creamy looking head. No real lacing to speak of; low carbonation.

The smell is strong with whiskey, oak, fruit, nuts, vanilla and some caramel. I took a few points off on the smell because the alcohol dominated, just a little too much.

Whew, if you like a boozy, sweet beer then this is for you. Whiskey caramel, brown sugar, nuts, a woody flavor and vanilla. Again the whiskey dominates too much for my tastes but I know there are some who like this quality, if so go for it.

The feel is creamy but intense in the sense that the whiskey leaves a warm tingling in the mouth and throat after swallowing. This brew definitely has a "warming" effect.

Overall this is a strong, boozy and sweet beer. A little to sweet and boozy for my tastes but if you like a beer ages in whiskey barrels this is a good one to try.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 15:43:37 | More by microbrewlover
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Poured from a 750ml corked and muzzled bottle (Bottled On: 5/08/2014, Best By: 5/08/2019),

A- Being bottled conditioned, Blasphemy pours a lightly hazy and gorgeous ruby red with a quickly dissipating single finger, off-white head. (5.0)

S- Absolutely decadent...brown sugar, toffee, caramel and bourbon soaked dark fruits (figs, plums, raisins, grapes, apples) are all wrapped together in a blanket of vanilla goodness. (5.0)

T- Like the nose, bourbon soaked dark fruits (plums, raisins, grapes, apples) along with a strong presence of brown sugar and vanilla consume the palate. However, once you thought things would get cloying, tannins from the barrel enters and create a dry, semi-oaky finish. (5.0)

M- Blasphemy is full bodied and supports the complexity of flavor and aroma very well. Bottle conditioning affords a lush and creamy carbonation making this a dreamy elixir to consume. (5.0)

O- Considering the style and its treatment, you cannot get better. Taking their Quad and gently aging it in Bourbon Barrels raises an already solid beer to dizzying heights. I cannot say enough positive things about this brewery and they deliver once again with Blasphemy. I certainly will not be waiting around to age this beauty of a beer, as it is absolutely brilliant right now! (5.0)

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750ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a semi-cloudy chestnut color. The head...well, it sucks. Not even a finger high (off-white shade), with a fizzy texture similar to cola and horrible retention. No lacing, natch - but I do get some alcohol legs on the side of the glass.

S: Nice smell. I don't get the vibrant dark fruits I do from the best Belgian quads, but the whiskey tone helps to compensate somewhat with touches of oak and vanilla. Some nuttiness comes through as well. Letting it open up doesn't really improve it, but it doesn't deteriorate, either.

T: It's fruitier than the aroma indicated, in a good way. The barrel comes through initially, providing some oak and vanilla flavors. These notes continue all the way to the fruity-yet-alcoholic finish. I have to say, the alcohol isn't hidden particularly well. On the other hand, the booze has defined flavors of rum, raisins, and marzipan. After a while, the flavors become quite vinous (at times, almost tomato-y, but not quite). There is some complexity to be found: after many sips, I'm picking up notes of brown sugar and graham cracker. All in all, it's a pleasant quad with a nicely subtle barrel presence, but it isn't top tier, either.

M: The booze is almost startling on first sip - not quite to '13 Parabola levels, but definitely there. It calms down slightly after a while, but only slightly. Like most quads/BSDAs, it's well carbonated and almost airy on the tongue. Even better, the barrel aging hasn't made it too thin-bodied or clean finishing - and yet, it's still fairly drinkable at the end of the day.

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Pours a crimson brown, with a small half inch head, and not much lacing.

Smells like caramel, cherries, booze, whiskey, and Belgian yeast.

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A - Deep red velvet, one finger head on pour sinking to thin residual head quickly. Moderate lacing.

S - Bourbon, caramel and vanilla dominate.

T - Bourbon, chocolate, and caramel up front drying out slowly. Vanilla and caramel lingers on the palate.

M - Rich and creamy but balanced with appropriate carbonation. Leaves mouth a little sticky.

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.