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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 356
Hads: 871
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 19.18%
Wants: 65
Gots: 177 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: Ego on 03-10-2007

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Photo of Gavage
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a lot of high alcohol beers usually pour with a short and brief-lived head. But this one is different. Nice reddish orange color with a one finger head that lasts several minutes. Mild lacing developed during the session.

Smell: big vanilla, oak, candy sweetness, and alcohol are bold and easy to detect well outside the glass.

Taste: this follows the nose as vanilla, oak, candy sugars, overripe plums, prunes, cherries, and nice bitterness are wrapped in a warming alcohol blanket. Improves as it warms.

Mouthfeel: heavy in body. Smooth from start to finish with a long flavorful aftertaste.

Drinkability: definite a slow sipping beer. One bottle was slow to finish on my own, I wish this was in 12 oz bottles. I think this may mellow nicely in the cellar.

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Photo of hoppymeal
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brownish copper, mostly clear, with a small cream colored head that fades quickly. Aroma is soft and sweet, like a nice banana custard, some spices and bread, and a dose of alcohol. Taste is at first soft and sweet up front, spiced dessert bread. A slightly tannic oak comes in and mixes into the drying finish along with a major bite of alcohol that is warming and somewhat harsh. Medium to heavy in body, the beer is easily cut through by the large alcohol presence and the dry oak character. I enjoyed this beer, I liked its large bite of alcohol although its richness and strength would prohibit too much. Will definitely like to see if age mellows this or if it thins out.

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Photo of cbl2
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

3/19/2007 $6.99 22 oz. 11.80% No best by date.


Pours a beautiful clear brown with ruby red highlights. Topped by a thin wispy film of tan head that rapidly settles.


Rich heady, overripe dark/tropical fruit. Hints of cherries, figs, raisins with a whiff of alcohol, and just a touch of oak.


Chewy mouthfeel accompanies intense vanilla and oaky flavors alongside a burst of ridiculously hot alcohol. Ripe cherries appear in the finish, but the fruitiness is dominated by the alcohol and a touch of wood.

This ones needs a while to settle down. It's not undrinkable as it is now, but it will definitely improve by some softening, which only age can provide. I picked up a few bottles, and I'll give this one another go next year.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We were told in the tasting room at the brewery that the barrels used to oak age this beer were from Jack Daniels. Poured from a 12oz. brown bottle purchased fresh from the brewery. Poured into a snifter glass. Appears a dark mahogany toned amber with about a finger of fluffy off-white head. Smells of whiskey soaked oak, sweet caramel, and vanilla. Tastes of whiskey soaked cherries, vanilla, candy, crisp fruit and alcohol. Rich and full bodied with nice carbonation. A very warming beer that is certainly a sipper. Well done Weyerbacher.

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of Ego
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

beer math for today:
Quad + Oak barrels = Blasphemy

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...

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.

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.

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.