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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

743 Ratings
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Ratings: 743
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 49
Gots: 125 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ego on 03-10-2007)
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

sjones5045, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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
Photo of TubaManJack
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TubaManJack, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of astidad
4/5  rDev +1.5%

astidad, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of kayrex
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

kayrex, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Hugonaut13
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Hugonaut13, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

JeffreyJDavis, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of ncketchum
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%

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
Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

muskiesman, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of djcira
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

djcira, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of RandyBoBandy
1.75/5  rDev -55.6%

RandyBoBandy, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Phelps
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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
Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

cfh64, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
2.15/5  rDev -45.4%

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
Photo of Immortale25
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%

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
Photo of kawilliams81
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%

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
Photo of xabyss
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%

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 -4.8%

ncaudle, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

RblWthACoz, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

maynard713, Oct 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

kapkenobi, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

XenonX, Sep 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

apocalypsezombie, Sep 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

jriggins6, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

siradmiralnelson, Sep 23, 2012
Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 743 ratings.