Blithering Idiot | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2001

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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1/5  rDev -72.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -65.9%

Photo of harrymel
1.44/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bottled: 08/05/10
Best by: 08/05/15
Cheers to bwiechmann for helping me decipher the dates!

A: Pours an apricot-hazel ale. Excellent clarity. Single finger fine light cream foam head dissipates nearly immediately to leave a thin, fine sheet of the same.

S: Banana, clove, yeast. Very sweet. Not reminiscent of many barleywines at all. Alcohol. Nougat sweetness. Copper. Apple skins.

T: Alcohol, light malts, but mostly alcohol. Sharp fusel flavors. Wow, this is shit.

M: Thin, watery, medium carbonation. Slicks the mouth.

D: I have poured this beer out. Trash.

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Photo of Tiger1833
1.48/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Not a good beer. I poured it out.

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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Full flavor yet bordering on obnoxious

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1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

Photo of xtavior
1.66/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This was easily the WORST thing i have EVER drank. It was like someone took a cheap red wine and mixed it with a cheap American lager (ala bud light). I bought a pack weeks ago and can't even get drunk enough to stomach it. Just. Frigging. Terrible.

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1.89/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured into Chimay goblet

Appearance - Poured a ruby colour with off-white fizzy head that quickly dissipated, no lacing to be found

Smell - Like cherry cough syrup

Taste = Like cherry cough syrup

Mouthfeel - Very sticky feeling, lingering bitterness, though not that good type of bitter

Drinkability/Overall - Awful, just, awful

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Photo of Jesse13713
1.89/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Two and half fingers of head that is quick to diminish. A very cloudy orange and caramelized brown. Poor lacing and dainty looking.

Smell - Smells of light grapes and cherries. Light citrus. Smells sweet and aged.

Taste - This beer tasteS really, really old. Hints of cherry and grape as the nose suggested; but they just taste quite rotten. A very nasty barley taste.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - A very unpleasant, musky and old tasting beer. Wheat and fruit domiinate the taste, but are combined poorly. Overall a very dissapointing barleywine.

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1.89/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A: The beer pours an amber color with a very thin layer of khaki/off-white foam.

S: What is wrong with the nose? Nothing like a barleywine (English or otherwise). Cough syrup and corn with a lot of sugar, alcohol, and maybe some fruits. Slightly floral, but otherwise not much redeeming going on here.

T: Blech. Sugar and alcohol with cough syrup notes. Surprisingly bitter and astringent. A very harsh flavor overall. Some grape and burnt grain flavors on the back end as well. It's also sort of watery on top of it all.

M: The body is thin and watery with a low carbonation.

D: Jesus this was bad. I have no desire to try this again.

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1.93/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

cloudy orangish brown. small head but disappears very soon. i can see a few big bubbles floating to the surface.

smells extremely fruity and sweet with alcohol. not very inviting.

tastes like it smells. very fruity and sweet. i'm not enjoying this one at all. maybe i've got a bad bottle?

extremely thick and syrupy mouthfeel.

barely drinkable.

i won't be buying this again.

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1.93/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Gosh... and I was looking forward to this beer.
The pour is pretty standard for a barleywine, red to brown and cloudy in color with a white to tan head that diminished in a minute or two. The nose was pears and sweet malt. The first taste put the nail in the coffin for me though; red cherries and butterscotch rule this beer. And the sweet to syrupy full mouthfeel makes sure that the taste lingers eventually giving way to a small amount of fusals on the end. I could see someone enjoying this beer, but that person isn't me.

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,246 ratings