Blithering Idiot | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-20-2001

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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: This beer pours a deep reddish brown with little head which dissipates quickly.

S: I don't get much in the aroma. Some earthiness, dried fruit, and a little alcohol.

T: I get fruity tartness and some hop bitterness upon first taste. It finishes with just a touch of alcohol but not nearly as much as you'd think from 11% abv. Doesn't have quite enough complexity of flavor that I look for in a barleywine. It finishes very dry with just a hint of lingering bitterness.

M: Definitely on the light side for this style but with nice carbonation.

O: A tasty beverage for sure but nothing spectacular. I really want big flavor from this style of beer and this one, while enjoyable to drink, is rather lacking in that department. Not a bad brew for a cold night though, warms you up quickly.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of BeerDocT
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Weyerbacher = Creepy Label Art. Yes, that has been my conclusion about this brew for years. Creepy clown on the beer label staring at me with a sinister gleam in his eye? Pass. Goofy-looking monks with weirdly curved ears giving me a disturbing look while other menacing monks fiddle in the background? Nope. However, I finally decided to ignore the poor marketing and try...THE BEER. Here are my results... .

Appearance 4.0: Pours out a really beautiful dark amber that is semi-opaque. No head to speak of, and obviously CO2 conditioned.

Smell 3.00: VERY subdued bouquet. I do smell some nice hints of grain and a light hint of sweet wort.

Taste 3.00: Front is sweet, and that is about it. Few hints of anything else. Middle is also subdued, but has a slight hint of malt. Finish is light and boozy with more of the malt and a very nice caramel taste. The aftertaste is short and dry and focuses on the treacly sweetness. Also, there is a not-so-pleasant salty taste in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel 3.00: CO2ed carbonation is alright, but certainly does nothing for this beer.

Overall 3.00: This is an OK beer regarding its taste. However, that is probably not why people buy it. Regardless, this is a pretty good beer that is not recommended for sessioning, as the 11+% ABV will take you down the wobbly path to the village of Puke-Town, where you will be introduced to their leader, Mayor McToiletbowl.

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Blithering Idiot from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 52.4% out of 100 with 2,190 ratings
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