Blasphemy | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Ego on 03-10-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,490
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
983
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
76
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227
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8
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Photo of KMcGrath
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrl2112
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(750 ml bottle, probably most recent release... poured into a snifter)

L: crystal-clear, ruby red liquid; very little foam on pour (not at all unusual for a Weyerbacher beer as of late)... after a minute, all traces of foam are gone, leaving it to look like a red-brown fortified wine

S: strong red wine dominant, subtle vanilla barrel character coloring... smells straight up like red wine for awhile; dark, toffee-like malts eventually poke through... nice aromas, but lacks punch without foam

T: rich, concentrated malt base - caramel, dried berries, hint of chocolate... dried fruits and vanilla, caramel cookie/chew emerge in the finish... aftertaste is moderately dry but carries lingering notes of med-dark caramel malt, brandy-like booze note, and a booze/wood derived mildly spicy/tannic bitterness

F: medium sagging body, stretched oily viscosity; mellow boozy flame alight at a fixed point at the back of the palate... virtually no carbonation, no tickle, flows still - but not a terribly big deal here

O: not too bad considering how off the wall strong Weyerbacher ales have been as far as alcohol profile / solvent-like phenols... honestly, this was the best (-tasting, >8% abv) beer of theirs I've had in quite awhile, however, the consistent raw/rough alcohol character and absence of foam structure/retention in their line is alarming... a bottle this size is a must-share - no reason to do it alone

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Photo of dawardster
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bajdog
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a goblet. BB date of May 2019.

Well hidden alcohol in this sweet, moderately complex quad.
Proper carbonation. Hints of dark dried fruits, wood, whisky and vanilla.

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobier10
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottled on 2/23/16, best before 2/23/21.

Beautiful clear copper color with a large light tan head. Great head retention. Looks awesome when poured into a Weyerbacher cuvee tulip glass.

Aroma is a healthy dose of raisin and fig. A little bit of spice as well. The whiskey has really mellowed out but there is just a touch of vanilla. Smooth, rich malt flavor. No heat at all. Medium-full bodied and creamy.

Really enjoyed this one but the high ABV will sneak up on you. I cellared it for a year and I haven't had it fresh but I'm willing to bet it mellowed out some of the heat from the whiskey barrels. It's also a great value, as I picked it up for only $7 at the brewery.

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Photo of Marklaker
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MSCUSN
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Burnt sugar, brown sugar, molasses, some alcohol, sweet and chewy. This is about on par with the best barrel aged Quads, even Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee.

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Photo of Imperialjake
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Its really hard to rate this as a beer because every sip reminds me of wine. However the smell and taste is that of dried fruit and bourbon. The taste is a bit on the sweet side for me. This "beer" is big and you'll know it immediately after your first sip. I really like quads but in my opinion this one slightly misses the mark. Maybe some aging will do this beer some justice.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml cork & cake bottle poured into a snifter
2013 Vintage

Pours a deep ruby color with a small foamy off-white head that has short retention before settling into a ring around the edge. Smells of woody bourbon, caramel, toffee, molasses, candied dark fruit & dark malts. Tastes of caramel, molasses, fig & raisin with a sugary candy sweetness. Bourbon barrel isn't as pronounced as in aroma but definitely there. Slightly boozy finish. Medium-thick body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a warming finish. A little rough around the edges, but still a delightful sipper

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 1/5/17
$ 10.59 (Including tax)/750 mL bottle ($ 0.497/oz). Purchased at the brewery, Easton, PA.
Bottle dated 03/23/16, 03/23/21, at 42 degrees into a Weyerbacher tulip at 42 degrees; allowed to warm to 50 degrees.
Aroma – mildly fruity, as if the person next to you is eating dates. I really had to horn it with my nose deep in the glass to pick up much aroma.
Head average (Maximum four cm, aggressive pour), tan, fizzy settling to creamy, low density and mostly gone while I set up the photo. Diminishing to a two mm ring and thin partial layer
Lacing - none
Body – Amber, chill haze, no effervescence. As it warms, the chill haze disappears reveling the presence of minute suspended particles. No mention is made whether this is bottle conditioned.
Flavor – begins thick and sweet. As it warms, flavors of candy sugar, some caramel, and a light, non-specific, fruitiness appear. There is no trace of hops except for a slight bitterness at the end. No diacetyl nor dimethylsulfoxide are present. No alcohol flavor or aroma are found. It takes several minutes for the gastric alcohol burn to begin.
Palate – full, creamy, soft carbonation

Overall a decent quad, somewhat different in the flavor profile from the quads from Belgium that I have had.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4.5, Overall 4

Edit: price data added 1/24/17

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Photo of Timtac
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KevCan
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared a 750mL bottle at my parents' house. My dad bought it from Craft Beer City in Jupiter, FL. Bottled on 5/8/2014. Best by 5/8/2019.

Look: Medium brown, cloudy. Little to no head.

Smell: Fruity sweetness and lots of alcohol, whisky.

Taste: Strongly fruity and sweet. Apricot. Not really what I'd call a Belgian quad. Apple cider vinegar in the aftertaste.

Feel: Light body, barely any carbonation.

Overall: Neat idea, but disappointing execution. Maybe it needed more time in the cellar to reduce the sweetness.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 983 ratings