Blithering Idiot | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
83
good
2,178 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,178
Reviews:
907
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.95%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
411
For Trade:
7
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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tmm313
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 0_0
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So excited that they named a beer after my friend Nate, I decided to grab one and try it out:
L - Dark Amber, kind of like the apple cider Nate drinks instead of real man beer
S - Boozy, Dark fruit, brown sugar, quite unlike that fine piece of brown sugar that I was supposed to hook up with, but Nate ruined because he was a terrible wingman
T + F - Definitely taste the alcohol, thick fig, date, coffee and brown sugar flavors, but imagine these items covered in liquor, like Nate is after he strikes out at the bar and falls to the floor in our shared living room.
O - Hate Nate. Blithering Idiot though is a complex beer with great taste, unlike Nate.

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Photo of wpreynolds
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of dag1991
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drinkable but not great

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Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
3.89/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hollowmatt
4.68/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MichaelT86
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

For me it's a hard beer to review because I'm not a huge fan of very malt forward beers, especially not in the summer. My wife bought me the beer under the premise that it was named after me (in fairness I'd bought her a Sea Hag for the same reason). I would say as far as I can tell it was very well executed Barleywine, I just don't like the style much. Fantastic packaging though and that counts for something. Rather heavy with a bit too much after taste for me, especially on a warm summer night.

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Photo of KevBot89
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NotoriousBAC
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eeroomnhoj
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Have never had a barley wine before and I decided this was the day. That is a strong beer and much unlike anything I have had in the past. It looked real nice poured into a glass but the taste is not one I am used to. This is not something to chug after you mow the lawn!!!! This is something to be sipped slowly.

Will try again!

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.46/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paleoplant
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbires2
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HamdenHector
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy; dark bronze in color; poured slowly straight down the center of the snifter - no head; no lacing;

S: dark fruit, caramel, a little plum; some alcohol, but not inappropriate for the style; virtually no hop character; as it warms, the aroma gets sweeter- cherry like;

T: flavor isn't very assertive; dark fruit, caramel - some similarity to a port; alcohol is evident and quite strong in the middle; almost no bitterness;

M: medium to full bodied; light carbonation; dry finish;

O: a really nice beer to sip at;

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A little banana-ish note to it - but nice maltiness and alcohol bite for an English BW. The banana isn't the best match to the rest of the beer.

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Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MSCUSN
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TooGood
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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