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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

791 Ratings
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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 50
Gots: 140 | 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 +7.9%

elec, Mar 08, 2013
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akttr, Feb 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bcostner1, Feb 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

zillo043068, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - towards the red end of reddish brown, wells up a big brown head that fades to a thin single layer of bubbles swiftly, small amounts of both carbonation and sediment

S - a big bit of alcohol straight up front, which fades into dark fruits and grapeskins quickly, dark fruits like plums or prunes

T - sweet malts, dark fruits, and vanilla and toffee sweetness followed up with an alcohol boozy burn

M&D&O - too much burn for a high mouthfeel score, some decent fruits and sweet malts underneath the 11.8%. gets better as it warms in my glass. Though maybe I put too much age on this one, but I think its ok quality wise, a decent quad, but won't compare to the European versions of course, but apporaching benchmark for American versions.

sinstaineddemon, Feb 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

CreightonSM, Feb 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DmanGTR, Jan 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

rkcrozier, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

st9647v3, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Jspriest, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

zap2012, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SadMachine, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

hoppymcgee, Jan 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Budinetz, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Agold, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of philbe311
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Limited to no head... Nothing much more that a quickly fading thin veil of rich off white lacing... All that is left is a thin to moderate collar... The color is a slightly warm caramel brown... Some suspended sediment... Mostly still with just a couple of stray sluggish carbonation bubbles...

S - The booziness is at the forefront... There is also an unexpected tannin quality... Caramel... Raisins... Assorted other dark fruits... Dark breads... Brown sugar... Decent complexity, but the booziness is a bit too heavy handed throughout...

T - The booze and more so the heat from the booze dominate the palate and distract from the rest of the flavors... Lying beneath the surface is some caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisins, and dark fruit... Sadly, it's a bit of a muddled mess in which the heat of the bourbon barrel is somewhat unpleasant and serves as a distraction... Evens out a bit more as it warms, but still a disappointment overall...

M -Teetering between medium and full bodied... Sleek, smooth and rather robust... A bit of prickly carbonation... The heat of the booze is undeniable...

D - This one sat in the cellar for close to a year, but this one has a bit too much heat... Bourbon barrel aging can either add nuance or overpower and distract from the rest of the beer... Unfortunately it serves as a big distraction and creates a lot of unpleasant noise for an otherwise solid offering... I'll take the standard version (Weyerbacher Quad) any day of the week...

philbe311, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

AlexFields, Jan 11, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Still had the old bottle with the raven; I bought it late this summer in Philly.

Tawny purplish brown body, fine white head that retains well and laces a bit.

Nose had an initial whiff of pear that was really nice, but that dissipated, and the remainder isn't as great, and a little boozy. In fairness, this is about as warm as this beer would ever be served (maybe 60F).

Even slightly above cellar temperature, this is really lush. Drips with pear, plum and plenty of sweet dates. Hints of caramel and oak. Mellowed but balanced, and doesn't taste as boozy as it might have, in spite of the temperature. Reminiscent of Madeira. I get 'barrel aged' maybe, but not super bourbony, which is probably a good thing.

Unfortunately, this is pretty unctuous and syrupy-- really clings to your mouth and you'll want a glass of water with this one.

About as nice a bourbon barrel quad as you might ever ask for (Hardywood Park Bourbon Cru, anyone)? Really outstanding.

zaphodchak, Jan 11, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bomber a clear dark amber color with a pillowy off white head that is an inch high. Great lacing on the glass as you drink.

S: Sweet roasted malt and bready malt aromas with candy sugar and bourbon aromas. Hops are a gentle floral bouquet.

T: Very complex blend of sweet aromatic malt, candy sugar, bourbon, and a wonderful belgian yeast strain imparting flavors of vanilla, and spice.

M: Smooth, velvety medium body with a noticeable but well hidden alcohol strength. Light smooth carbonation.

O: Well done beer and one of my favorites of the year so far it can stand up to a good belgian quad. It will also please your palate now or stand up to some good cellaring for later.

scottbrew4u, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

andthevolcano, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
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
Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.