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:
222
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 971 |  Reviews: 383
Photo of SeymourDunn
4.91/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.9/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

AP: Several thousand tiny bubbles stream rather slowly to the top creating a 1" thick, sticky and foamy tan colored head that rises and falls slowly over a beautiful, crystal clear, deep amber color with auburn hues. Amazing long, sticky legs remain stuck to the glass until the last drop.

Nose: Chocolate, brown sugar, caramel malt, single-malt whiskey scent and heat, beach-wood chips, herbal and meaty yeast Wonderfully aromatic until the last drop.

flavor: first off, overall impression...wow. This one is complex and very deep! The oak-aged process has obviously brought this beloved Belgian style to a new level, with a chocolate, oak, and caramalized sweet malt (but not really overlly sweet) It's mind blowing really... The oak'd, wood-chip, aged effect really counter balance's the sweetness. After the oak effect subsides we're left with a whiskey-like flavor and feel, because the 11.8% ABV is noticable in taste and feeling. The leafy green, mild but noticably bitter hop comes on the heels of the alcohol heat which mellows it out dramatically at the end. The finish is a delightful smoked caramel malt and subtle sour and herbalized yeast flavor. The depth and the intricate flow of flavors makes this one of the most enjoyable beers I've ever had. I simply can't keep it down for long.

Feel: Heavy, thick, sticky but damn lively too!

DA: This amazing Belgian style takes on a new depth with it's oak-aged effect, leave it up to an american brewery to *enhance* such a beloved style, the name is appropriate for this reason. 11.8% is felt rather fast, and eventhough it's highly enjoyable i was seriously buzzed after this bomber...so the key is too enjoy slowly. I have a feeling this stuff will be killer with some cellaring.

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Photo of mctizzz
4.85/5  rDev +24%

Photo of tkolterman
4.77/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting , kick butt beer, good job Weyerbacher. Drank at their tasting room in Easton,Pa

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Photo of hkyplyr73
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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 djcira
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of AngusOg
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of jaidenjb
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of ooms
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Lynn
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of cld253
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of rtmacd
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of sanitarium16
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of rhhjr
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Rhody1
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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 maximum12
4.73/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to sholland119, one of the finest traders &/or members of BA, for two bottles of this fine brew. When I heard it was being discontinued, & being the only of the "regular" lineup I hadn't had, I needed to try it. Scott was my man on the spot & he never disappoints!

I liked the Weyerbacher Quad a lot, so I was looking forward to this and holy hell, is it good.

Screw the smell & appearance, this brew rocked my world with the very first sip, even fridge-cold, out of the pint glass. I know I shouldn't be sipping this like a glass of lemonade, should let it warm a bit, but I can't help it. All the full flavors of the original Quad are still here, lent a helping hand by the wood, which lends a marvelous dry, lean quality to the beer, & just the barest hint of bourbon that also serves to augment, rather than overpower, the rest of the brew. At 11.8%, I could easily & happily drink these until I woke up with a dog licking my face, my wallet gone, only one shoe, and one leg over the curb in a puddle. Does that warrant a good drinkability score?

This is the best Quad I've had, hands down, including one that's prominent in the Best of BA. Subtle, sweet, woody, bourbony, drinkable...damn. I need to get some more of these. Scott? You still out there?

This is one killer beer. Absolutely top-notch.

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Photo of joerodiii
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark Amber with moderate head. Smell is primarily of bourbon with a hint of sweetness. No hop aroma.
Taste is sublime. The bourbon dominates, but the malt balances it. Alcohol is present but does not burn. Slight oak flavor as well. Tastes much more like an old ale than a quad. There are no "belgian" flavors whatsoever, yet the beer is so good, it doesn't matter.
Mouthfeel is perfect for the flavor. Not too thick, not too thin. Moderate carbonation works just right.
For an almost 12% ABV beer, t is amazingly drinkable. This is a beer definitely worth seeking out. Once my Papier runs out (what a sad day that will be!!), Blasphemy will definitely keep me going.

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Photo of CoalCellar
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my goblet.

A: The glass displays a gorgeous golden/red color when held up to the light.
S: Outstanding! A nose of oak and bourbon with strong funky belgian phenols follows...
T: Outstanding! Flavors of oak, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, maple, nougat, toffie, caramel, belgian fruits, prunes, raisons....the list goes on.
M: Thick like syrup, the mouthfeel complements the taste...

D: This is a special treat...to be sipped and savored like a fine cognac, definately not a session beer. Hats off to weyerbacher...this is a truly spectacular beer. More breweries need to experiment with bourbon barrel aged belgian style beers...

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Photo of pugh4114
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manosbeeroffate
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Oh yeah, found a new fave. Pours dark brown, looks a bit like a brown ale, very little head. Smells sweet, way to sweet. However the taste, oh yeah how to describe. Quite sweet but balanced with the high alcohol level, sweetness is like figs, strange artifical sweetner, alcohol and spices. This combo just works and it is damn delicious. Overall this is a very serious nightcap sipping beer. I have to get more of this, love it, highly recommended.

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Photo of Beastcpa
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of blatherbeard
4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured this brew into a SA sensory glass with no head whatsoever.

The head developed about 1 inch, dissipating rapidly with no lacing.

There is an overpowering smell of Whiskey mixed with oak, combined with a berry/nut smell. Whiskey definetly stands out in the forefront.

The taste is very much like a fruity glass of whiskey oak beer! Who'd have thought! ;) The finish is of nuts and raisins. As a whole, not super overpowering taste but balanced quite well. Im not a big whiskey drinker but this mild taste is great. LIke a scotch ale, this could easily gateway me into whiskey.

Nice and thick mouthfeel without heavily sticking to your throat. Washes down very well, leaving a hint of oak and whiskey taste in the back of your throat without the burn.

At 11.8 abv, its actually very drinkable. I dont think id go through more than 1 bottle (22oz bomber) at a sitting, but id definetly want to have more on hand for other nights...which i dont currently. =(

Also leaves a warm feeling in your belly. This would be nice on a cold winter night.

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