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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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88
very good

706 Ratings
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Ratings: 706
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 48
Gots: 105 | FT: 6
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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mnstorm99

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a snifter.

Nice amber color with a quickly dissipating head, but it laces pretty well down the glass
Aroma is sweet alchohol, not much hops to be found.
Taste is alchohol, probably a little too much. raisen sweetness and the sweet over powers any hops I might be looking for.
smooth feel on the tounge and easy going down, with just a touch of a burn.
I might be able to have one of these at a time, but there are many better options in my opinion for that type of usage. Average beer that I am not sure the oak really helps at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 13:31:39 | More by mnstorm99
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy caramel orange colour with a thin layer of fine beige bubbles. Solid collar with a bit of spotty lacing. Fruity aroma, some banana, coconut flesh, oak, mild vanilla, and a bit of caramel. Same in the flavour, but with additional oak and sweetness, it's also got an earthy and bready character, plus alcohol towards the end and a lot of heat in the finish. The sweetness really seems to be reigning in the alcohol here, and it's needed. The body is definitely on the full side with plenty of carbonation and a fair bit of dryness. Lots of warmth that stuns the tongue too. This one really seems like a car wreck, but somehow it hangs together. I'm not sure how Weyerbacher pulls that off in some of these big beers, but the result is pretty good here.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2008 02:32:51 | More by DrJay
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark copper body with a small, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Oaky, alcohol-drenched aroma. Lesser notes of raisins, vanilla, toasted coconut, and malts, but you can easily foresee the punishment coming up in the flavor.

Taste: Strongly oaken and boozey all wrapped up with a harshness. No surprises there. Unfortunately, it squashes the delicate vanilla, coconut, and malt flavors. Mild spiciness. Hint of nut shells. Golden raisins marinated in ethanol. Boozey, astringent finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Maybe a few years in the cellar would help Blasphemy come together better, but as it stands, I'd rather just stick with the QUAD. Even the dude on the label is struggling to keep it down.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 21:00:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

02-18-2013 16:41:21 | More by zillo043068
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

12-01-2012 23:37:59 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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bgjohnston

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I was curious to try this beer (their oak-aged Quad) along with a bottle of their straight (non wood aged) Quad. The result of this comparison surprised me, as I expected this one to be the more drinkable of the two.

I poured each into goblets, and let them warm a little from cellar temperature. This one poured a somewhat cloudy dark amber, with a white head. There was a nice fruity smell, with a hint of oak and alcohol.

The flavor was very big, with a lot more going on than I can really describe, but there was fruit, cinnamon, and bourbon present. Unfortunately, I found it to be a bit harsh. It was a little better at room temperature, but even then it still reminded me of cheap whiskey that hasn't been aged enough.

In the end, I found the bottle of Quad that I picked up right next to this one on the shelf to be a much more harmonious combination of flavors, and significantly more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2009 18:56:05 | More by bgjohnston
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-14-2013 23:36:50 | More by Dcunicelli
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Hearneator

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

12-05-2013 01:31:43 | More by Hearneator
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Vylo

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-10-2012 10:38:51 | More by Vylo
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

12-02-2012 14:36:25 | More by Hugonaut13
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-05-2013 01:41:06 | More by anteater
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

12-18-2012 23:57:13 | More by kayrex
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Brutus627

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

06-27-2014 14:48:56 | More by Brutus627
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SiegeSpitfire

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-07-2013 07:40:50 | More by SiegeSpitfire
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-17-2013 18:30:02 | More by JustinMatthew
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

01-16-2013 20:25:50 | More by Budinetz
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

08-17-2013 01:58:11 | More by THECPJ
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GTB

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-05-2013 03:27:37 | More by GTB
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Lexluthor33

New York

3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An amber colored brew with some reddish tints. Small head and thin lace.

The aroma was of alcohol solvents,fruits/cherries along with caramel & oak hints.

The taste started off with alcohol then some subtle malts with the a light bourbon taste. Some oak and fig taste was in there too.

The feel was smooth yet hot. Boozy is the word. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Hot in the finish.

Notes: Not well balanced in my opinion. Too boozy for it's own good so drinkability is not bad ,but a slow sipper. I felt it was still a decent brew with a good subtle bourbon taste and a very warming effect. The alcohol just needs to be a bit masked in this beer and then I think it will garner a higher grade from me.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 01:41:19 | More by Lexluthor33
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a slight cloudiness. Impressive head that leaves good ring lace.

Sweet aromatic sugary malts. Really no balance to the smell.

Strong alcohol warmth in each sip, which would be expected at 11.8%. No noticeable hop counterpoint except well after the swallow. Extremely rich, almost oily; the carbonation is present but not strong enough to counter-punch the body.

This is a one-sided beer. If you like that side, you'll love this beer. It's contrary to my preferences and thus, the relatively light review. If you like mega-malty, powerfully alcoholic beers, this may be perfect for you.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2007 21:35:59 | More by smcolw
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mlhyatt

Georgia

3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I was really excited for this beer when I bought it. A barrel aged quad mmmm. It pours a beautiful redish gold color with about a half inch head. Smell is strong bourbon with notes of fruit like plums, figs, orange and maybe a little banana. Mouthfeel is good. Not overly carbonated with a smooth finish. Taste is sweet. Just sweet. I couldn't get past the sweetness to really taste anything else. There a strong bourbon aftertaste but it's just way too sweet. Had trouble finishing it honestly. I was disappointed with the taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 06:30:18 | More by mlhyatt
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 06:09:11 | More by pmarlowe
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I can't find a vintage on the bottle.
Pours a clear deep orange/amber with a bubbly white head the dissipates, but never really goes away. Smell is sugary sweet with lots of dark fruits cherries and plums predominantly a bit of vanilla and rubbing alcohol. The alcohol stings the nose if I take a deep breath after swirling the glass a bit. Taste is sweet with cherries prunes and plums, some oaky vanilla and a whole lot of hot alcohol. Harsh alcohol burn! Mouthfeel is sticky, body is thick, carbonation is medium. I don't know how to feel about this one. It is hot as hell, there is no hiding of the alcohol here. I think its tasty but the burn is a bit to much to allow me to enjoy this one, maybe with some age?

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 00:30:59 | More by johnnnniee
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2007 bottling; tasted 9/6/09

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark amber color with the vaguest of heads and no lacing

Smell: Still boozy, with fusel alcohol jumping out in the aroma; bourbon and vanilla notes are underneath but it is hard to reach the Belgian quad elements

Taste: Opens with a fruity character, with dried raisins, figs and stone fruit elements; by mid-palate, the Bourbon aspect becomes well-pronounced and overwhelms the fruit flavors; after the flavor, brown sugar joins the Bourbon, providing a sweet finish; oaky undertones persist underneath, as well

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; plenty of warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: After a couple of years of aging, this beer has probably settled down, but it hasn't come together particularly well; the quad elements are missing and the alcohol is heavy handed

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 22:22:01 | More by brentk56
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a semi-cloudy chestnut color. The head...well, it sucks. Not even a finger high (off-white shade), with a fizzy texture similar to cola and horrible retention. No lacing, natch - but I do get some alcohol legs on the side of the glass.

S: Nice smell. I don't get the vibrant dark fruits I do from the best Belgian quads, but the whiskey tone helps to compensate somewhat with touches of oak and vanilla. Some nuttiness comes through as well. Letting it open up doesn't really improve it, but it doesn't deteriorate, either.

T: It's fruitier than the aroma indicated, in a good way. The barrel comes through initially, providing some oak and vanilla flavors. These notes continue all the way to the fruity-yet-alcoholic finish. I have to say, the alcohol isn't hidden particularly well. On the other hand, the booze has defined flavors of rum, raisins, and marzipan. After a while, the flavors become quite vinous (at times, almost tomato-y, but not quite). There is some complexity to be found: after many sips, I'm picking up notes of brown sugar and graham cracker. All in all, it's a pleasant quad with a nicely subtle barrel presence, but it isn't top tier, either.

M: The booze is almost startling on first sip - not quite to '13 Parabola levels, but definitely there. It calms down slightly after a while, but only slightly. Like most quads/BSDAs, it's well carbonated and almost airy on the tongue. Even better, the barrel aging hasn't made it too thin-bodied or clean finishing - and yet, it's still fairly drinkable at the end of the day.

O: This is pretty good. Like many 'Murican quads, it lacks that special something to rise it up to Belgian standards - and not even barrel aging can change that. I definitely think it's worth a try, though. I mean, it's pretty well priced as far as a barrel-aged beer goes, just don't expect brilliance.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 22:28:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.