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
Ratings:
971
Reviews:
383
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
223
For Trade:
8
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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
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 +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MSCUSN
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.73/5  rDev +21%
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 -3.3%
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 +1.3%
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 -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KevCan
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of micropale
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SHODriver
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep brown topped by a finger of dense light tan head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, oak and spicy alcohol
T: Taste is dark fruits and alcohol soaked cherries, with some caramel and toffee, spicy yeast, caramel, vanilla and oak. This beer is big and complex in the mouth. Swallow is more alcohol soaked cherries, dark fruits, caramel, spice and oak with some lingering vanilla.
M: This beer is big and smooth on the palate with soft but adequate carbonation. This beer has a dry finish from the ABV.
O: Overall this beer rocks the house. Great flavors and complexity that are complemented well by the time in the barrel. I like this one better than BBQ from Boulevard. I definitely need to get more of this.

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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a murky reddish brown with a thin off white head.

S - Aroma is raisins, plums, toffee, vanilla and whiskey.

T - The taste is Belgian yeast, plums, raisins, caramel and a nice spicey quality from the whiskey barrels.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a nice barrel aged Quad. The dark fruit plays nicely with the whiskey barrel. Definetly worth checking.

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Photo of travelguy
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dogchasecats
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I can't figure this beer out. It tastes totally unique. It has a sweet whisky-ness about it, but has a fruity vanilla note as well. It's like a beer that wants to be a wine, probably because of its near 12% ABV. I like the description I read below 'boozy' as very apt. I bought a Howler from tap/growler shop. I'm drinking it from a totally inappropriate container, a Yeti 12 oz. The next taste will be from a CHICAGO CUBS 12 oz glass stein.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep mahogany with a nice fluffy tan head and some sediment floating around. Smells of sweet caramel and dark fruits along with some wood and bourbon. Taste follows, but with a strong alcohol presence. Very rich, creamy feel, slightly bitter, and a good amount of alcohol warmth. Overall a good Quad, but a bit too much for me. Cheers!

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Photo of smi69
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of udfan07
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a stein and it was a dark brown color with a small amount of head on top. Tastes of dark fruits and reminds me of bourbon with the taste. A great beer

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmg480
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Blasphemy from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 971 ratings.
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