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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

352 Reviews
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Reviews: 352
Hads: 861
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 62
Gots: 175 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Ego on 03-10-2007

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Photo of kpantz
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Executive Summary: I was one of the first at the brewery on Saturday to get my hands on Blasphemy straight from the blasphemers...and I wasn't disappointed. We did some side-by-side tastings with the Quad there, and - simply put - holy crap, Blasphemy is some tasty stuff. Beautiful display of what barrel-aging can do. I'd say this one rates up there with Insanity in terms of best Oaked Weyerbacher (Heresy is close behind, with Prophecy trailing the pack).

This review is done using one of the 12 oz. bottles I purchased, not from the tasting itself.

Appearance: Copper/ruby pour into my tulip glass. Moderately fluffy head that's only about a finger thick at its peak, rather quickly dying back to a film. Lacing is pretty, but not overly clingy.

Smell: Bourbon, oak, Belgian yeast notes, cherries. Some alcohol in the nose as well, but it doesn't detract.

Taste: Initial sweetness never really disappears; rather, it is swarmed by a deep malt profile, characteristic yeast flavors, oak/vanilla notes and a heck of a swell of alcoholic warmth at the conclusion of each sip. The oak and vanilla linger nicely well afterward. There is an element of bitterness here that I would hope to see erode with age. I'll definitely be setting a few down for at least 8-12 months.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thick, pretty sticky. Moderate carbonation - in fact, I would have preferred a little less fizz here.

Drinkability: The intensity of aroma and flavor in this one makes it a great afterdinner drink (let's make it "Blasphemy and cigars" after dinner), but you probably wouldn't have more than one of these in a sitting. (1,627 characters)

Photo of Ego
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

beer math for today:
Quad + Oak barrels = Blasphemy

eyes...
sizzle is audible on this belgian fajita, off white head rises to one full finger in my trusty duvel tulip, good steady flow of carbonation takes it's time wandering up from the depths, light chestnut in hue with hints of burnt orange. pretty nice...

nose...
first hint is alcohol, there is also a fruity character in there, something like pears or a mild apple scent, in the mix is a bit of a doughy character, even deeper is just traces of some sourness (like a lambic actually). this smells really nice, nothing is totally dominant and after sniffing it now for some minutes the alcohol punch I originally sensed has faded, this belies the alcohol content, if you can try hard enough you can pick up a pinch of the oak.

taste etc...
very sweet on the first try, and the alcohol makes itself known down the gullet, hell, this is already warming my entire digestive tract, woah boy! the carbonation is pretty prickly here, almost distracting for the style, because as soon as the prickle exits mouth left you are barraged with the sweetness, this is pretty thick, actually thicker than you think it is while you are sipping it, it leaves behind syrup on your tongue, I find the flavor perhaps a bit too aggressive, this one needs to mellow out, right now it drinks like a tidal wave, sure, you like water but not 30 feet of it.

verdict?
the oak is there so it adds a nice touch but this is a tough one to handle right now. I'd pick up another bottle and sit it down for another year. (1,561 characters)

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.