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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

744 Ratings
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Ratings: 744
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 49
Gots: 125 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

bbrown12, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

sjones5045, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy orange, almost ruby, not much carbonation, half a finger head.

S-Alcohol, some darker fruits and plums.

T-Dark fruits, some alcohol, wood no bitterness, poor balance.

M-Light, not much carbonation at all and a tad watery.

O-Poor balance, alcohol head, this beer was not that good, and it had been aged for a few months. Was expecting better.

rlee1390, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

TubaManJack, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

astidad, Dec 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

kayrex, Dec 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Hugonaut13, Dec 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

JeffreyJDavis, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of ncketchum
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caged and corked bottle, served in a Duvel tulip

A - pours a copper-red, a bit of sediment, good amount of off white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing

S - good amount of belgian yeast, sour cherry notes, at the end some alcohol on the nose

T - up front the sour cherries and yeast, followed by caramel and raisins

M - Not too thick, good amont of carbonation, but a bit heavy on the booze

O - I don't drink too many Quads, but this was pretty good. Maybe a bit hot with the alcohol, but other than that, I enjoyed the complexities of this beer.

ncketchum, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

muskiesman, Nov 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

djcira, Nov 25, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -55.5%

RandyBoBandy, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Phelps
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into some Lost Abbey stemware.

Rust-colored and hazy. One finger of gloppy, off-white froth. Very sticky and retentive.

In the nose: Caramelized figs, maple syrup. Brandy, brown sugar. Nice and sweet. Rich.

Booze affects the flavor a little more than the nose. Fermented dates and figs, a little maple, brown sugar, a finish of toasted bread. Touch of tangy fig in the front. Alcohol fumes float through the nose.

Gentle nudges of carbonation in a viscous medium body. Nice and syrupy. Silky carbonation gives it a feeling like whipped cream.

Very nice. A touch too much booze, but great flavor. Nice and sugary, true to style.

Phelps, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

cfh64, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
2.15/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bought in Ohio, caged and corked.

Poured into a Snifter glass, pours a purple color which I've never seen before.

S: Oh man is this one sweet. Dark fruits dipped in sugar.

T: Again, sweet sugar bomb. Not my style. Was a total sweet tart. As it began to warm up it began to lighten up, but not enough.

M: Medium full bodied slight action. Hard to get past the sweet.

O: I had high hopes and was a total let down. I've never had a purple beer that I can recall and was just too sweet for me. Definitely something different and unlike any other Quad I've had before.

CommanderOfAwesome, Nov 10, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that bears almost no retention before fizzling away to a beyond paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and zero surface foam. Lacing is minimal and brief. From a heavier second pour there's much more head that retains longer and leaves sticky webs of lacing that stay suspended on the side of the glass.

S- Heavily astringent alcohol smell with some sweet Belgian candy sugar in the back. Wow, this is boozy.

T- The flavor is much more calm and not as hot as the aroma would lead you to expect. The Belgian yeast and sweetness are on hand lending a complexity to the flavor that goes beyond the blatantly high amount of alcohol. Notes of brandy, raisin and a little bit of oak.

M- Semi-syrupy with a bright alcohol sting. Low carbonation and a medium-heavy body.

O- I held on to this for a few months but it's still pretty hot and messy. I would say that I should have let it go even longer, but then the carbonation would have faded even more when it's already lacking in that area. I think I just prefer the Quad (which is the base beer of this aged offering) in its original form.

Immortale25, Oct 31, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

kawilliams81, Oct 24, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

xabyss, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

ncaudle, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

RblWthACoz, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

maynard713, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

kapkenobi, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

XenonX, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

apocalypsezombie, Sep 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

jriggins6, Sep 24, 2012
Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.