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Blasphemy - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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88
very good

710 Ratings
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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 49
Gots: 108 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-16-2013 23:43:12 | More by hoppymcgee
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-13-2013 23:47:43 | More by Agold
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
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...

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 23:52:10 | More by philbe311
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-11-2013 21:16:58 | More by AlexFields
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 01:15:44 | More by zaphodchak
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +12%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 22:58:00 | More by scottbrew4u
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Delaware

3/5  rDev -23.7%

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 00:22:11 | More by rlee1390
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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ncketchum

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 03:37:58 | More by ncketchum
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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Florida

1.75/5  rDev -55.5%

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Phelps

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 05:33:14 | More by Phelps
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Texas

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.