Weyerbacher Insanity

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by beenitty, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. beenitty

    beenitty Savant (340) New Jersey Nov 27, 2010

    As one of my favorite shelf barleywines, I'm happy to see this one showing up in NJ again.

    However, it tastes different. Tastes like a watered down version of its former glory and the artwork seems like a caricature. (all the new weyerbacher artwork is a bit odd)

    Not that the artwork is that important, but is anyone tasting a difference?

    Good thing I know places with the old insanity...
  2. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Savant (250) New Jersey Mar 1, 2011 Verified

    i don't like the sounds of this.. love insanity but if it tastes watered down.. im not going to be pleased... can anybody else confirm OP's view on the 2013 Insanity?
  3. beenitty

    beenitty Savant (340) New Jersey Nov 27, 2010

    FWIW I drink alot of insanity. Drinking the new one right now and Im hoping that Im wrong but its not looking good.
  4. This is sad if it's true... I've got last year's I've been cellaring, I might have to taste them both to see.
  5. nrs207

    nrs207 Advocate (705) Pennsylvania Sep 8, 2011 Verified

  6. beenitty

    beenitty Savant (340) New Jersey Nov 27, 2010

    Not sure what the deal is with the brewery being out but it's definitely the new one, cheesy artwork and all.

    Having another right now, definite more carbonation and doesn't have that explosion of flavor that made it rock, it's still pretty good but not as good as it used to be
  7. benz08

    benz08 Savant (355) New Jersey Nov 9, 2008

    Was available to Jersey starting this past monday.
  8. I think the carbonation is a little more coarse this year than in years past. But just a little bit. The mouthfeel is not watery in my opinion, perhaps the change in effervescence is swaying the OP's judgment.

    Also, I pick up on a different set of fruity notes - probably yeast derived esters - but again, this change is small. I just figured that the esters have not yet become faded/integrated due to the beer's youth.

    Most importantly, it's still a great beer.
  9. doing a 3 year vertical tonite will report back
  10. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (970) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Verified Subscriber

    I like it fresh. I had some bottles of last years recentley and while delicious the glorious bourbon had most defeintly started to fade. I've seen people popping bottles on here(of the new batch) but haven't seen any in stores yet.
  11. tigernipples

    tigernipples Savant (290) New Jersey Nov 21, 2009 Verified

    Think this years seems a little bourbon forward which isn't a bad thing. In a few months should be really awesome.