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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 50
Gots: 140 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ego on 03-10-2007)
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Photo of Ryan011235
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Mikkeller glass on 6/21/11

Thanks to MbpBugeye for sharing

Copper/rust with orange highlights at the stem. 1/3rd inch head. Thin ring of retention.

Deep, complex aromatic tones. Rum-soaked raisins, plum, oak, vanilla, hints of soft spices, faint grape notions and a bit of sweet bourbon. Decent spot of brown sugar. Suggestions of cinnamon. Spicier as it warms.

Tastes just as complex, featuring sugars of the moderately-dense variety. Brown sugar and a good spicy character. True to form, the spiciness unfolds over time, peppered with alcohol heat. Whiskey and charred oak (the char being subtle). Raisins and other dark fruit. Really impressive.

Full enough feel. Nearly syrupy. Low carbonation. Slick and hot with alcohol; more so as it warms. Long, lingering finish.

Overall impression - a bit too hot and almost too sweet but the complexity trumps out in the end.

Ryan011235, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of nickss
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice.

Pours a deep amber hue with a smallish 1/2" head, which quickly disipates.

Whew! This one has quite the nose... huge phenolic notes burn the nostrils, followed by ripe berries. The oak comes in slowly as the beer warms. Very "in your face"... typical Weyerbacher style.

Hmm... not sure what to make of this one. Good oaky balance... but wow is this one hot.... alcohol is VERY noticeable, and in my opinion, is a bit much. This one could use some aging. However, as the beer warms, a bit more vanilla comes through, and seems to mellow the beer out a bit.... nice.

Nice creamy mouthfeel... subdued carbonation.... fantastic.

I initially thought this beer was too hot to be drinkable, but as it warms, the drinkability is greatly enhanced. You can definitely tell that this is a 10+% brew.... but pretty delicious overall.

nickss, Apr 28, 2007
Photo of cjgiant
4.02/5  rDev +2%

Bottle (undated)
Pours an auburn color, seemingly clear but translucent dye to color. The head pours to a decent level of medium bubbles, but fades fairly quickly; a decent swirl is needed to bring it back for a couple seconds. The nose is dark fruit, tart - currant, raisin, but there is a significant wine feel to the scents, as well. Other sniffs I get a light tartness of blackberry and hints of alcohol.

The taste starts with the dark fruit from the nose, with some of the perceived tartness missing. Honey or maybe even diluted molasses sweetness comes first, then a fig taste that seems to want to tend to raisin, but is subdued by a drying woody flavor. From this comes an alcohol burn, which isn't storm and doesn't last too long. The ending is more if the dry wood notes.

This is an iffy style for me, but I enjoyed the flavors, and enjoyed the subtle complexities in the beer. The beer had an unexpected thinness (watery feel) too it, more noticeable as it warmed, but that was ok. On the other hand, the complexities mellowed as well, and since the style and ABC in general would make it a sipping beer for me, this prevented it from a higher rating.

cjgiant, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

rwilde, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer has a bit of a dense body that glows brown in the sunlight, showing of a red hue. Strands of tiny bubbles glide to the surface supporting a bubbly light tan head. The head last for much of the beer.

S- This beer has a pretty clean smell with note of light caramel sweetness and some faint vanilla and cream coming through. There was a fusel alcohol smell at the finish that was of hard alcohol in the barrel.

T- The soft floral caramel sweetness had vanilla notes with a light marshmallow quality to it. The finish was soft wet wood with a fusel bourbon quality to it.

M- The light mouthfeel finish with an alcohol that seems to increase with each sip.

D- This beer has a nice blend of beer and barrel but they both bring their fusel flavors to the party. Surprisingly it didn't bother me and started to balance with the sweetness.

rhoadsrage, Jan 29, 2008
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Real good

McMatt7, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.