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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

whatname, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tulip glass.

A: Pours light copper, good clarity, but barely manages to eke out a thin film of sand-colored head after a vigorous pour. Surface looks still, except for a thin ring of head.

S: Candied, caramel malt and light dark fruit, some Belgian spice, a little booze. Not bad.

T: Sweet, candy malt overwhelms the palate, some fruit is noticeable, also bubblegum.

M: Thick, syrupy texture and very light carbonation.

O: This is sweet enough to be a dessert beer. This might work in small quantities, but gets tiring after more than 6oz.

pmarlowe, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of eclipse54
3.03/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle from inlimbo77; thanks man! Bottled on 04/15/2011 (and best by 04/15/2015), and opened almost one later. Split into a chalice and a goblet, reviewed from the former (girlfriend requested the Chimay goblet...).

Pours a light brown/caramel color with some amber and deep copper hues. Virtually no head develops, save for a very thin ring of off-white bubbles barely surrounding the surface of the liquid; no retention or lacing, and the ABV is the only reason this one didn’t get scored lower here (I mean, at ~12% I can’t be too picky, can I?).

The aroma is lighter than anticipated for a quad as well, with date, raisin, plum, some black cherry, cane sugar, light caramel, and toasted malt coming off first. A bit of ethanol pulls through as well, but it’s quite subtle and seems to lend a faint “buttered popcorn” aroma as well (theater-only style).

Taste is, again, lighter than expected for the style. Perhaps this blends a bit with the mouthfeel, but it just seems thin and lacking in the usual unfermented sugar and flavor goodness that more traditional quads boast. Flavor-wise, elements of caramel, toffee, roasted almond, date, plum, raisin, cane sugar, wood (oak and cedar, primarily), and prominent EtOH are the mark of this brew. Much more alcohol on the tongue than in the nose, unfortunately.

Mouthfeel, as alluded, is thin and almost worthy of the descriptor “watery.” The sugary flavors are felt as an almost gritty but certainly dry finish, the alcohol and it’s accompanying burn contributing to the latter.

Overall, this was a “meh” beer for me, seemingly average for the style; I've had worse and better. With almost a year on it, I had hoped the EtOH would have died down a bit more as there seems to be a solid flavor profile lurking in the background. I just wished it had thickened up a bit and brought the intended flavors to the forefront more. Still, another new brew to me that I'm happy to have tried!

eclipse54, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of wisrarebeer
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured with a head that quickly dissipated, clear, copper color
S: medium nose, malty with good well-balanced barrel-aging that doesn't dominate
T: very nice, tons of EtOH, still a bit hot after a few years of aging, roasted malt, well-balanced and very mellow that comes with being well-made and balanced, slightly cloying
M: nice, creamy, well-balanced

wisrarebeer, Mar 18, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 into a snifter
A Deep orange, dense head that diffuses fast.
S Strong bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow, really great smell.
T Bourbon, alcohol, candy sugar
M Low carbonation, fairly thick, strong alcohol burn
O Hard call this a quad, but its a pretty nice beer. Pretty hot, will save my other bottle for at least a year.

Steasy66, Mar 15, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Murky dark orange color. Average size off white head, some lacing.

S- Woo, very nice smell. Hints of bourbon.

T- Caramels, apple cider. Great Belgian yeast spiciness that comes out at the end of each sip. Lower hop profile.

M- Medium mouthfeel, lower end of carbonation.

D/O- Very intoxicating, high drinkability considering the ABV. Every here enjoyed it. Right up there with Boulevard's offering as the best bourbon barrel quad that I've had. Thanks a bunch MaxSpang!

Duff27, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

TIXGUY1313, Feb 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

jfcaa193, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky brown-orange, ok head.

Smell: Booze soaked fruits, vanilla.

Taste: Plenty of vanilla, boozy, raisins. Very sweet and fruity as it warms up.

Drinkability: Strong, and you can tell. A definite sipper. Pretty good price ($9) for a 750mL barrel aged quad.

This was an interesting beer, I could definitely tell the barrel aging added some vanilla flavor and probably some booze. I think this might have been a little better with some age on it to better meld the alcohol. Maybe I'll pick up another bottle to do that.

Mdog, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Big thanks to mikecharley for this one!

This pours up a color that at first appears to be amber. Backlighting though, reveals that it is actually more garnet in color. Very nice looking. The bone-white head is somewhat thin and wispy, but at 11.8%, that's not unexpected. It leaves a surface ring of tiny-to-medium-sized bubbles. The lacing is in thin strands and small spots, but is nicely clingy.

Loads of dark fruit notes emanate from this glass. Raisins, figs and a lot of grape notes. Dark cherries and a touch of raspberries(!). A good dose of vanilla and a touch of oak. A mild hint of booziness. Very good presence of Belgian yeasty spice notes.

The flavor follows the nose very well. The dark fruits are all over this, though not in an overpowering sense. They blend well with malty sweetness, along with notes of caramel and toffee. The spicy belgian yeast notes are all around, also. There is toasted coconut to complement the vanilla. The booziness is warming, but not too bold in the flaoor area.

This is full-bodied and almost 'slick'. It has a light level of carbonation. It's nicely smooth, but I wish that it had more creaminess to it.

Very good and one of the better barrel-aged quads that I've had.
Weyerbacher continues to impress me. What an awesome brewery!

coldmeat23, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 744 ratings.