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Blasphemy | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Ego on 03-10-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,157
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
974
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favourite beers EVER. (Seriously, I've cleaned out every liquor store in three counties.) It's rich and malty and wonderful. I wish they made it year round.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle (Bottled On: 05/08/14, Best By: 05/08/19) into a Rastal 2.0 stemmed glass. (initial pour was ~15oz)

A- Where I have seen bottle conditioned beers with lees that cake nicely to the bottom, this particular bottle had considerable sediment that was very easy to rouse. That said, a careful pour produced a mostly clear (with a few floaties), deep ruby color with a minimal, white, soapy head. (4.5)

S- Equally intense and complex. Brown sugary malts and a medley of Bourbon-soaked fruits: Cherry, Plum, Banana, Plum, Raisin and hints of Chocolate and Vanilla. Absolutely no alcohol is found in the nose. (5.0)

T- A blast of tart cherry and Granny Smith apple attack first, followed by brown sugar and dark fruit sweetness. Later, some oak tannin, bourbon and alcohol rise from seemingly out-of-nowhere, pushing the tart and sweet aside to dry things out. (5.0)

M- The bottle conditioning produces a pronounced (bordering on prickly) carbonation that masks an otherwise viscous beer in medium-bodied armor. Couple that with the immense flavor explosion on the palate and I find myself grabbing the glass with increased frequency. I have consumed less brazen beers that had much lower drinkability. (4.75)

O- This is another massive and massively enjoyable offering from Weyerbacher. The more I contemplate, if a Manhattan and a Belgian Dark Ale produced offspring, Blasphemy would be the result. Weyerbacher knows big beers and their barrel-aging program is sadly overlooked with Blasphemy topping the list. What's more, the value for a beer of this magnitude is ~$8/bottle and cannot think of a better BBA beer for that value. Now, if they Barrel-Aged Tiny and Merry Monks as well, I just may not seek out another brewery. (5.0)

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4.94/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bomber into a snifter.

Appearance: A dark amber as the quad would probably be, with not the best head retention but some globs of lacing all over the place, and a relentless off-white ring on the out edges right above the body of the brew.

Smell: Oak, vanilla (and bourbon), plum, bananas, cream, raisins, bread crust, molasses, a bit of sherry, sour cherries, woodsmoke, slight charcoal, some orange (and maybe tangerine), and so much more. Wow.

Taste: I love what's going on here, and to me it deserves a perfect rating. Not sure how or why the pineapple's so much at the forefront as far as the fruits go, but it is. Back behind that is the oak, a bit of bourbon and vanilla extract, maple, caramel, heavy cream, angel food cake, sugar cookies, citrus (especially coming together at the finish), bacterial earthiness, heavy bread crust, sherry, slight molasses, slight tobacco, and more. This is extremely complex, and in this case the meld of the quad with the oak's extracting a lot, and instead of making it disparate and challenging to the palate, it reveals itself more slowly as it warms, with the complexity becoming more and more evident.

Mouthfeel: Heavy, sticky, coating (all in a fantastic way), with enough carbonation to make this a sipper that lets you know it's a sipper, and one I'd treat more like a whiskey than most beers.

Drinkability: For me this is second to how amazing Insanity is (which continues to be one of my favorites). And I say that especially after really not being a big fan of Eleven at all (here's high hopes for twelve, though). The barrel aging for Weyerbacher continues to be a great experiment, and one I'll certainly continue to look forward to. I'm a huge fan of the quad by itself, but this is just beyond amazing. I'm so glad they continue to be ballsy and not only be experimental, but make great beer while doing it.

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 974 ratings
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