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

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#5,826
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384
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979
pDev:
11.9%
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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 5/9/2013. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense light khaki head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, cherry, date, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, toasted oak, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, bourbon, molasses, light vanilla, herbal, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, cherry, date, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, caramel, toffee, toasted oak, brown sugar, molasses, brown bread, light vanilla, herbal, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark/light fruits, caramel, molasses, toffee, toasted oak, clove, pepper, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from yeast and bourbon/oak spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding barrel aged Quadrupel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon barrel flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable sipper.

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Photo of doubleipa
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quarter of an inch head and clear body. Aroma of heavy malt, light bread, moderate yeast, dough, big banana and bubble gum, grape, clove, and vanilla. Pretty thick, creamy texture, and almost flat carbonation. No alcohol initially, slights hints as the finish lingers.

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Photo of gclark_43
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of clvand0
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown color with a tall head that doesn't have great retention, but leaves a little lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of alcohol as well as a lot of fruit and some spices. The flavors are very complex and alcoholic. Lots of alcohol and lots of sweet dark fruit combine with some oak and finishes with a nice hop bitterness. The body is medium and the drinkability is pretty good for the apparent alcohols. Tasty.

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Photo of hman43
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: It pours brown with some clouding. The head doesn’t last very long.

Aromas: It has aromas of bread, plums, spices, alcohol and whiskey.

Taste: The malt is very dominant in initial flavors with toast, a rich taste, caramel, alcohol, whisky elements, plums, and a bit of vanilla. The flavors work well together as part of the complexity of this particular brew.

Feel: It feels moderate on the heavy side with a fair amount of alcohol warming. It a complex bitter-sweet finish.

Overall: It is a warming, malty, rich and complex. Malts are more prominent but are balance well with the fruit and spice flavors.

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Photo of mhewes
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : Pours a nice dark copper color with a little head

S : Strong oaky smell with some vanilla hints

T : Starts off with a ripe fruit flavor. Has a lot of oaky flavor to it. It also has hints of vanilla and brown sugar. You can definitely taste the alcohol

M : Rich and heavy which works perfectly

D : Definitely a sipper. I could see aging this one would help mellow out the alcohol heat

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Steasy66
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 into a snifter
A Deep orange, dense head that diffuses fast.
S Strong bourbon, vanilla, marshmallow, really great smell.
T Bourbon, alcohol, candy sugar
M Low carbonation, fairly thick, strong alcohol burn
O Hard call this a quad, but its a pretty nice beer. Pretty hot, will save my other bottle for at least a year.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 05.06.13. poured into tulip.

A: a very cloudy pour. a bit too cloudy considering the upright condition this bottle was held in. caramel hued. head is slightly off-white. good retention. limited lacing.

S: great bourbon character right off the bat. oak, vanilla, heat. a lot of those characteristics with a rich caramel malt backbone highlights the nose.

T: definitely get a lot booze. a lot of caramel too. really rich but not sticky. really present vanilla bean flavor. soft and smooth. finish is filled with sweet unfermentables and more booze. wish I got a bit more Belgian quad flavors out of this. that or fermentation flavors. I suppose the majority was overtaken by the bourbon barrels. not the worst thing to overtake a flavor...

M: a really gentle fizz. subtle bottle conditioning. I think it works well. huge body.

D: really impressed with this brew from weyerbacher. this and their Insanity are two top notch bourbon barrel aged brews imo. got another one in the cellar, should be really good in about a year after some of the heat has perhaps dissipated. ill report back.

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Photo of undeadozzy
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a bottle at a local bar.

Appearance: Kind of a dirty, murky brown color. Had a frothy head that kind of lingered but wasn't very thick. Almost opaque, but not as dark as a stout.

Smell: The second I sat down with the freshly opened bottle in front of me, I instantly smelled the high ABV of this one. The faint fruity smell is instantly overpowered by the rush of alcoholic musk, but you can tell it was expertly crafted to be that way. Not a bad thing, but I've never been attracted to many beers that smelled more like a liquor then a beer.

Taste: Big surprise here. Tastes nothing like it smells. Fruity tones with some hints of vanilla or some kind of other flavoring. Almost a kind of rustic taste. You would never guess that this beer has such a high ABV by taste alone, it hides it well.

Mouth Feel: Thick. Creamy. Almost stout like at first, but then as its small head went away it felt almost like a soda with a little too much syrup in it, almost gooey feeling but still drinkable.

Drinkability: It's definitely drinkable, but after a few you'll more then likely be reeling from its effects. The fruity tones taste great, but for people who are more attracted to scent then taste, this may be a one and done deal.

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Photo of rypkr
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smurf2055
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours much like a brown ale, dark amber with a two finger head, clear.

Smell is oak and vanilla, sweet molasses, and Belgian Candi Sugar.

Taste is fruity, fig, vanilla, date and prune, bit of Bourbon and alcohol, very sweet almost tropical finish.

Really great Quad.

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Photo of travelguy
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the large bottle into a large tulip.
Pours a ruddy reddish brown with minimal head.
Aromas are vanilla, toffee, whiskey, raisin...complex.
Taste is incredible lots of whiskey flavor and raisin, sweetness.
Mouthfeel is very nice too...enough to chew on.
I really liked this quad quite a lot. Very nice balance and big flavor!

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kaelingirl
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 20oz pint glass
Orange-amber in color. Thick off-white head that fades quickly but the lace lingers.
Strong vanilla, alcohol, borbon oak aroma.
The flavor is a warm fruity vanilla oak alcohol and as it gets warmer the alcohol begins to dominate.
Nice mouthfeel and surprisingly drinkable. I should have saved this bottle until January or February

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Photo of fatmcb1
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a wine glass

Pours a hazy light brown that leaves a thick ring of head.

The smell is very sweet, lots of candied malt. Also, there is plenty of dark fruit - figs, raisins, and cherries. Reminiscent of some brandy qualities.

Taste encompasses all of the previously mentioned qualities, but adds some layers. The bourbon and oak really come out more in the taste. Also, there is definitely some vanilla. A very complex taste!

Full body and low carbonation, which works well for this beer.

Overall, it is enjoyable, and definitely a sipping beer. Big full nose and taste. I particularly liked how they integrated the bourbon barrel without it overpowering the other flavors.

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Photo of Krakistophales
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark ruby color with a an off white head that recedes quickly

S: Banana, concord grapes, plum, fig, blackberry, currant, mixed with a strong oaky whisky sort of ether

T: Almost bittersweet dark fruit, as if the dark fruits were drained of their sugary flesh and sun-dried. Figs, plums, dark berries, all dried out up front, with a hint of sweetness in the middle that's quickly followed by a dry, oaky, woody whisky finish

O: This is a great interpretation of the style, but I much prefer a straight up quad to one thats been aged in bourbon/whiskey/scotch barrels

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Photo of wchesak
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a La Fin du Monde Tulip

A- like a brown ale with hints of red and orange, not too much head, a thin pale tan color

S- sweet toasted toffee with hints of vanilla and cherry

T- can pick up the alcohol right off the bat but then leaves for malt and then slight bourbon taste, the alcohol hits in the chest but is more warming than hot

M- alcohol certainly noticeable but every thing else coming through masks it well, nice carbonation bite towards the end of the drink that turns into the smooth vanilla notes of bourbon

D- so great, loved the quad and love this even more

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Photo of atsprings
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep amber with a decent head that diminished rather slowly to nothing. The aroma was of dark malts, dried fruits and some subdued hops. The taste was extremely complex. Dried fruit dancing nicely with a subtle oak flavor. The beer was heavy but not overbearing, excellent alcohol warmth. This was a unique enjoyable beer.

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Photo of jera1350
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky amber brown with a ring of sandy colored foam that retains well but leaves little lacing.

Pretty boozy nose with noteworthy or bourbon, vanilla, oak and belgian yeast.

Big time bourbon taste with loads of vanilla and notes of oak, spice and caramel sweetness. You will be hard pressed to know this is a quad, but the flavor is great and not overly hot although I think a little age will help.

Very dry with low carbonation, but a smooth full bodied beer.

The huge flavor makes me a fan, as does the $8 price tag for a 750. Such a flavorful and well priced beer, I will be getting more for sure.

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Photo of don1481
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a glass. Finally warm enough to be able to sit on my patio for this!

Appearance: caramel colored liquid with a two fingered white head on top. Vigorous bubbling action in the beer. Takes a bit of time for the head to diminish.

Smell: plums and vanilla and spices, like a normal quad, but with some bourbon notes mixed in. Happy that the bourbon doesn't overpower the base quad notes.

Taste: at first sip, it tastes like your normal quad and then... BAM. The bourbon notes come out of nowhere. This has a lot of complexity to it. Not to the level of Abt 12, mind you, but this is still pretty darn good.

Mouthfeel: pretty full bodied. Sticky. Bourbon surprisingly doesn't linger, but the sweetness does.

Overall: definitely like this. Definitely expect to be feeling this bottle later on.

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Photo of richj1970
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml caged and corked bottle into goblet.

A: Pours a cloudy brown with golden orange tones. Small white head that disappears quickly. Almost no lacing.

S: Figs, dates, raisin, bourbon mixed with sweet caramel.

T: Sweetness and whiskey dominate the palette. Some fruits including dates and plum. A bit of spices in the back maybe a bit of clove.

M: Full bodied with little carbonation. Sweet alcohol on the tongue.

O: Very nice brew especially if you like a stronger ABV with some sweetness. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. I wished it was in 12 oz bottle to make smaller portions easier.

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Photo of br3wmeister
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark orange almost brown beer with some haziness. Small bubbly head that dissipates quickly with no lacing.

S- Layers of sweet caramel, honey and molasses on top of some nice spicy notes. There is some pretty good funk and sourness in the nose and lots of oak. Also hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.

T- This is one of the more complex beers I have tasted to date. Caramel, honey and roasted nuts then some good hop bite and bitter notes. Some good pear and plum fruitiness with some herbal spice and bitter citrus. Lots of oak flavors and waves of subtle vanilla in the end and dry tartness, also some pleasant alcohol warmth. This beer taste great, I just wish I could describe it better. As this warms up the alcohol becomes more apparent.

M- Full bodied that coats your mouth with complex flavors that keep on keeping on.

Overall- This is a very complex and bold beer though I wish would have shared it with a friend.

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 979 ratings