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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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89
very good

798 Ratings
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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 341
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 52
Gots: 145 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Ego on 03-10-2007)
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4.95/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle (Bottled On: 05/08/14, Best By: 05/08/19) into a Rastal 2.0 stemmed glass. (initial pour was ~15oz)

A- Where I have seen bottle conditioned beers with lees that cake nicely to the bottom, this particular bottle had considerable sediment that was very easy to rouse. That said, a careful pour produced a mostly clear (with a few floaties), deep ruby color with a minimal, white, soapy head. (4.5)

S- Equally intense and complex. Brown sugary malts and a medley of Bourbon-soaked fruits: Cherry, Plum, Banana, Plum, Raisin and hints of Chocolate and Vanilla. Absolutely no alcohol is found in the nose. (5.0)

T- A blast of tart cherry and Granny Smith apple attack first, followed by brown sugar and dark fruit sweetness. Later, some oak tannin, bourbon and alcohol rise from seemingly out-of-nowhere, pushing the tart and sweet aside to dry things out. (5.0)

M- The bottle conditioning produces a pronounced (bordering on prickly) carbonation that masks an otherwise viscous beer in medium-bodied armor. Couple that with the immense flavor explosion on the palate and I find myself grabbing the glass with increased frequency. I have consumed less brazen beers that had much lower drinkability. (4.75)

O- This is another massive and massively enjoyable offering from Weyerbacher. The more I contemplate, if a Manhattan and a Belgian Dark Ale produced offspring, Blasphemy would be the result. Weyerbacher knows big beers and their barrel-aging program is sadly overlooked with Blasphemy topping the list. What's more, the value for a beer of this magnitude is ~$8/bottle and cannot think of a better BBA beer for that value. Now, if they Barrel-Aged Tiny and Merry Monks as well, I just may not seek out another brewery. (5.0)

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Strange Quad. Nutty on the nose (with banana?), just like you'd expect. But the middle is sour: grapefruit, granny smith apples, hint of raisins and nuts. And then the after is sour and a bit bitter with hops but not overpowering. It's a very interesting beer and definitely worth drinking, but the sourness is a little much and I'm not sure I'd buy it again.

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Very smooth and high abv is well hidden. Lots of raisins and bread pudding flavors. Loved it.

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This is what beer is all about.

Beer is suppose to be malt, hops, and yeast and this beer rings through in all these areas.
The good about this beer is it is different then anything I have tasted. It is almost like a port wine! This is definitely a dessert beer for sipping! Not a chugging beer. The flavors are complex

750 ml Corked bottle, poured cloudy into a snifter.
There is so many flavors Its hard to describe but one thing I will say it is sweet, berry and banana with alcoholic hints to the nose.
The first flavor on the tong is sweet then immediately sour.
Very faint bitterness but unsure of what the bitterness is, hops or something else.
There is a little bit of a yeast flavor of esters, banana, raspberry like, maybe strawberry too.
I know this is available in the spring but this is very strong and will keep you warm on a cold winters night. I'm going to stock up for the winter!
Great beer.

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.