Blithering Idiot | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Blithering IdiotBlithering Idiot

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English 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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4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-coppery red in color with a fast disapating head.

S-dried fruit and alcohol but in a nice way. maybe some toffee and candi sugar.

T-candi sugar and toffee are huge in the flavor. I don't get the booziness from this. Really just get dried fruits and barleywine flavor.

M-a little thick and low carb but that is expected from this style.

I love Insanity that much better and Idiot's Drool even more so. Weyerbacher rocks. Most people cannot handle the abv but I can and enjoy all their brews.

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3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep amber with a fading finger of off-white head.

S: Aroma of dark fruits and earthy hops clash with mineral and solvent. Smells hot and rather unbalanced.

T: Actually not as boozy as I expected. Alcohol is the big flavour here, but some of the finer caramel and toffee flavours are there in the background.

D: Really not too boozy for the ABV, so props for that. Mouthfeel is about average for the style.

Overall: Its a mostly unoffensive barleywine, but is far too one-dimensional. Reminds me of Brooklyn's Monster. There are better beers out there.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a 6 oz tulip taster.

A: SRM is amber/carmel. Clear filtered/no residue. Head is off white, 1/2 in, dissipates to rim of glass. Medium/light carbonation. Heavy lacing.

S: Light roast malt, dark fruit (raisin, plum, fig, date), and caramel. Some alcohol is present, but not very much. Aftertaste is malty and sweet with light fruit notes.

T: Sweet malt/carmel notes with dark fruit tones. No noticable hops.

M: Full bodied. Not a super thick barleywine, but it is still very fresh. Malt presence leaves a thick coating of flavor on the palate.

O: A nice barleywine. Nothing wild or crazy, just a very solid traditional barleywine. Not much of a barleywine drinker, but I am glad I bought a 4 pack of this beer and will enjoy it next time I have one.

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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,178 ratings.
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