Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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88
very good

802 Ratings
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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 52
Gots: 144 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: Ego on 03-10-2007)
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Photo of vermilcj
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neurobot01
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

C&C 750ml bottle dated 5.08.14 into a Perfect Pint glass at fridge temp, allowed to warm.

Look: ruby-tinged brown with an offwhite pinkish tan head that sticks around. Looks syrupy and delicious.

Smell: huge cherry/pomegranate, with little overt whisky, though the vanilla and brown sugar notes may owe their presence to the barrel.

Taste: again, sweet cherry, with a tiny hint of a bite. Brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, oak, tiny hint of bourbon, a fair amount of booze, some other fruity esters. Very quaffable, but held back from a higher score owing to a general lack of complexity.

Feel: full-bodied and creamy. Like a really smooth, half-melted milkshake. For the style, hard to see how it could get too much better.

Overall: I had this a bit sooner than I otherwise would've out of fear of infection, of which there was absolutely no hint. I found this completely delicious and very enjoyable, and certainly holds its own against BBQ, 5 Monks, or Not the Stoic. Not in my personal top tier of BA offerings only because it's a bit one-dimensional, but for the style, it ticks all the boxes, and does so with some panache.

Photo of hp2skater
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pour. Fluffy thick head that holds well. Unique quad smell of oats and bourbon aging. Taste is smooth and clean, not overwhelmingly alcoholic. An amazing beer that I highly recommend. If you come across Blasphemy, grab it before it goes!!

Photo of ethanmc12
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of threeviews
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of ELind77
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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.

Photo of SFC21
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

2012.
Very smooth and high abv is well hidden. Lots of raisins and bread pudding flavors. Loved it.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.48/5  rDev +14%

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3.48/5  rDev -11.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.