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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 49
Gots: 116 | FT: 7
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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Photo of kawilliams81


3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

Poured from a 750 ml cork n cage bottle into a 8 oz bottle.

A- pours a dark, burnt orange with a 1 finger off-white head. Small blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- caramel, some light bourbon and vanilla and fruit notes.

T- sweet toffee, tobacco, bourbon, fruit esters, and some biscuit

M- medium body and carbonation. Dry feel and light but drinkable for the abv.

O- ok BA quad. A little thin and dry, with less sweetness and barrel character than I would like.

10-24-2012 02:36:33 | More by kawilliams81
Photo of xabyss


3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

A: Maybe half a finger of head atop a deep ruby body rife with partially camouflaged carbonation and sediment. Head dissipates almost instantly. Lace retention looks decent.

S: Fairly complex. I wish it had some more barrel to it, but just because I’m a sucker for barrel-aged quads. Lots of fruity esters, candied sugar, bready malt and citrus. It's almost like a green apple Jolly Rancher. Vanilla notes are pretty big too. Some indication of the 11.8% ABV, but not nearly as much as I expected.

T: Less complexity than the nose, and more vanilla and heat. Really a pretty sweet beer. Big fruit and vanilla at the tip of the tongue, some of that “rum soaked raisin” flavor midsip, and a good amount of heat and sticky sugariness in the finish.

M: On the heavier end of medium-bodied, fairly creamy, without much carbonation

O: I wanted to be blown away by this beer. I was not. It's still a solid, tasty brew, but nothing mindblowing.

10-18-2012 00:21:52 | More by xabyss
Photo of ncaudle


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-18-2012 00:11:46 | More by ncaudle
Photo of RblWthACoz


4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-16-2012 22:26:16 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of maynard713


4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-15-2012 23:36:42 | More by maynard713
Photo of kapkenobi


3/5  rDev -23.7%

10-15-2012 21:13:38 | More by kapkenobi
Photo of XenonX


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-28-2012 23:12:15 | More by XenonX
Photo of apocalypsezombie

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-24-2012 20:32:58 | More by apocalypsezombie
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

09-24-2012 12:57:03 | More by jriggins6
Photo of siradmiralnelson


4/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from 750ml corked and caged bottle into Globe glass.

A. Pours 2 finger head. Decent retention. Moderate amount of lacing. Color is a dark amber brown.

S. Yeast, caramel malt, earthiness, oak, brown sugar, dark fruit, raisins. Pretty dominant yeast character when you first smell. Quite a bit of the bourbon aroma comes out as it warms up.

T. Interesting. A plethora of flavors, actually kind of hard to distinguish them all. Overall pretty sweet, but lets see if we can pin all this down. Dark fruit, oak, raisins, brown sugar. A fruity flavor that I can't describe. A really woody vanilla flavor. Taste profile changes pretty dramatic as it warms up. Might have to retry this very close to room temperature. As it warms you get quite a bit more of the bourbon barrel characteristics. Get a lot of oaky vanilla brown sugar goodness.

M. Medium/full bodied. Medium carbonation. Lingering sweetness.

O. Has this strange flavor quality that I have found in other Weyerbacher beers that I can't really describe very well. Comes together a little better as it warms up. Not the most amazing quad, and definitely not the best bourbon barrel aged quad. Yet it is worth another look at again in the futre. I will definitely start the bottle quite a bit warmer than I did this one.

09-23-2012 19:19:12 | More by siradmiralnelson
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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09-19-2012 01:15:45 | More by
Photo of elgiacomo


3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

750ml bottle, 2012 batch. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours clear copper (hazy 2nd half) with a one finger beige head that leaves some spots of lacing and recedes to a wispy cap and ring.

Aroma starts like a typical Quad with fruity esters of banana, cherries, raisins, overripe dark fruits, bread, yeast, some toffee and some mild notes of the barrel aging with a bit of bourbon, vanilla and oak. Very good strength.

Flavor is toffee, fruity, cherries, banana, dark fruits, some caramel, brown sugar, the bourbon, oak and vanilla come through more here than on the nose, pretty darned sweet, some alcohol on the finish but not bad for a nearly 12% brew.

Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, sticky, creamy, the carbonation is low overall but what is there is fairly prickly.

Good stuff. I never got a chance to try their QUAD, so I can’t compare as far as the differences the barrel aging brings, but a very nice and unique Quad in its own right. Pretty sweet, even for this style and may be a little tough to make it through the 750ml on my own. Monstrous beer, too. Every bit of the 11.8% ABV...this sucker will give you the hiccups and put you to sleep...

09-15-2012 04:00:21 | More by elgiacomo
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-11-2012 14:18:25 | More by jivex5k
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-11-2012 01:01:46 | More by jlenik
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-08-2012 05:56:57 | More by WynnO
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-03-2012 03:20:44 | More by jnardone235
Photo of Bung


3.85/5  rDev -2%

750ml. Rusty orange pour, pretty clear. A layer of fine off white bubbles.

Aroma, grape, some red fruit, caramel. Maybe a little yeast.

Taste, a good dose of malt, caramel and some brown sugar, light molasses. Vanilla, almost like there was some oak aging. Finish is kind of a sweet tea.

Medium bodied, the fine carbonation makes it feel almost creamy. There is a good dose of the abv. Probably best shared.

This was a little better than what I was expecting from the reviews. It is big and warm, but the flavors are very good. Goes to show you need to make up your own mind.

09-03-2012 02:33:27 | More by Bung
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-01-2012 22:52:39 | More by mjaggers
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-31-2012 19:10:09 | More by mixed_master7
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Rhode Island

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains dark fruit, brown sugar, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, some spice and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of brown sugar, caramel and dark fruit. Then a strong alcohol sting comes in along with breadiness from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, very strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent sipper but can be a bit over-powering and there are better choices within in the style.

08-30-2012 03:24:18 | More by TheManiacalOne
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-27-2012 20:47:38 | More by deapokid
Photo of feloniousmonk


4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Looking at it, and getting a whiff of it, though, it's clear that it's a barley-wine, barrel-aged. Fiercely carbonated, rich plummy crimson coloring, small, but lasting off-white head.

Aroma: Deep and vinous. Myriad wine-like flavors play out, intense berries, grapes etc. like a port or a wine, mixed with brandy or cognac.

Taste: Even more intense, and deep, and rich. Now I'm getting it…bourbon-barrel barley-wine. Blithering Idiot mixed with whiskey barrels. The fierceness is now mellowing, it's getting rather cool on the tongue, but the alcohol is taking it's place and rising up, ringing in the brain, quietly now, but getting louder. Rich, complex fruitiness melds with the brash bourbon qualities, making a grand, majestic mix.

This may be more than I can take in one session, but I'm strapped in for the long haul. Or am I? Let's see, and find out how sober I am in the other end.

Flavor continues strong, but doesn't completely overwhelm. It's rich, and complex, and very manageable. The only burden is the ever-increasing alcohol presence.

But, beyond that, this blasphemer is damnably delicious. I'd be best off with a smaller sample maybe, or share with friends, but I had to take this one down by myself. I've got probably eight ounces to go, and it's getting louder in here, boom-boompbbom-boom.

08-27-2012 08:57:14 | More by feloniousmonk
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-25-2012 03:31:17 | More by UltimateLivewire
Photo of IrishColonial


3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-23-2012 15:00:05 | More by IrishColonial
Photo of gregy55902


3.55/5  rDev -9.7%

A - pours an almost-burgundy color into the glass. One inch of tan head that quickly dissipates into nothing.

S - Fruity esters, Belgian yeast, bready malt, a hint of clove, and alcohol.

T - Follows the nose. Decently balanced but there is definitely an alcohol presence. Doesn't have a lasting quality except for reminding you of the high abv.

M - Honestly it could use more carbonation and a bigger body. I like thick and robust beers.

O - Not too impressed but I am not a quad expert to begin with. Barrel aging helped calm things down a bit, but I would recommend the cellar treatment for a year or 2.

08-23-2012 00:09:54 | More by gregy55902
Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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