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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Photo of BeerLover99
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: brown/deep orange body, trace head,
patchy lacing

S: light barley, malt, caramel

T: barley, big boozy taste, mild spicy bitter finish

M: med mouth, mild sticky

O: One of the 1st barleywines that I have
not really enjoyed. Too boozy and not enough
body. Usually enjoy Weyerbacher, but this
was disappointing.


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Photo of DMPollock
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of KGarrett
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of lpotter
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of KAP1356
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally getting around to revieiwing this one after having it many many times. Picked up a bottle just to review it. 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter...

A - Pours a clear amber color that has some dark brown/ruby highlights. A tiny eggshell white cap forms and recedes to a collar of the same color.

S - Buttery malts mixed with toffee, caramel, some light brown sugar and a little booze. Some raisins make an appearance adding nicely. Nice inviting aromas, and a pretty standard barleywine aroma.

T - Bready, buttery malts, raisins, toffee and caramel. Alcohol makes a pretty strong showing here and lingers in the finish along with caramel sweetness.

M - Heavy bodied beer that is nice and thick on the tongue. Moderate carbonation adds nicely to the overall feel.

O - As much as I love Weyerbacher, I have had this beer many times and am still slightly underwhelmed by it. Insanity on the other hand is an amazing beer. This one is a nice go to barleywine that I can find anytime.

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Photo of wrycon
2.94/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark orangish- brown in color, slightly muddled complexion. Nose is full malt, with maybe some plum or raisin. Drinks thick. Initial rush of caramel, that exits quickly. Middle is malty / watery and leaves a carpet of malt on the tongue. Expecting more from the end, but it simply finishes unceremoniously.

Like It? Have Had Better

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Photo of Satchboogie
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 4/19/11

A: Pours amber red/orange, mostly clear, with a finger of off-white head. Decent head retention, leaves just a little lacing.

S: Caramel dipped apple, stone fruit, a little brown sugar. Lots of apple.

T: Somewhat faded floral hops (hint of fruit) up front with very little bitterness left. Moderate level of caramel and brown sugar. Lots of apple and stone fruits come out towards the finish. A little darker fruits appear on the finish as well. Alcohol phenols are just a little apparent on the finish with a very slight solvent quality and a bit of burn on the back of the throat.

M: Medium to slightly full body, moderate and crisp carbonation. Moderately smooth. Very little bitterness.

O: A fairly good barleywine that is tasty and easy enough to drink, though it lacks depth and complexity, intensity, and could use a little more sweetness for the style (a little too much carbonation too).

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