Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Blasphemy | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
BlasphemyBlasphemy
BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
974 Ratings
BlasphemyBlasphemy
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Ego on 03-10-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,149
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
974
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
224
Trade:
8
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 974 |  Reviews: 384
Photo of Bherr8
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of GClarkage
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of MisfitIK-9
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of rtmacd
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of joegard
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mattreitz49
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a semi-cloudy chestnut color. The head...well, it sucks. Not even a finger high (off-white shade), with a fizzy texture similar to cola and horrible retention. No lacing, natch - but I do get some alcohol legs on the side of the glass.

S: Nice smell. I don't get the vibrant dark fruits I do from the best Belgian quads, but the whiskey tone helps to compensate somewhat with touches of oak and vanilla. Some nuttiness comes through as well. Letting it open up doesn't really improve it, but it doesn't deteriorate, either.

T: It's fruitier than the aroma indicated, in a good way. The barrel comes through initially, providing some oak and vanilla flavors. These notes continue all the way to the fruity-yet-alcoholic finish. I have to say, the alcohol isn't hidden particularly well. On the other hand, the booze has defined flavors of rum, raisins, and marzipan. After a while, the flavors become quite vinous (at times, almost tomato-y, but not quite). There is some complexity to be found: after many sips, I'm picking up notes of brown sugar and graham cracker. All in all, it's a pleasant quad with a nicely subtle barrel presence, but it isn't top tier, either.

M: The booze is almost startling on first sip - not quite to '13 Parabola levels, but definitely there. It calms down slightly after a while, but only slightly. Like most quads/BSDAs, it's well carbonated and almost airy on the tongue. Even better, the barrel aging hasn't made it too thin-bodied or clean finishing - and yet, it's still fairly drinkable at the end of the day.

O: This is pretty good. Like many 'Murican quads, it lacks that special something to rise it up to Belgian standards - and not even barrel aging can change that. I definitely think it's worth a try, though. I mean, it's pretty well priced as far as a barrel-aged beer goes, just don't expect brilliance.

 1,894 characters

Photo of Brutus627
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of TheOakKing
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester.

Pours a crimson brown, with a small half inch head, and not much lacing.

Smells like caramel, cherries, booze, whiskey, and Belgian yeast.

The taste is similar. There's a lot of good stuff going on here, but it's hard to drink due to how boozy this is. This seems to be a common problem with Weyerbacher BA beers. Lots of Belgian fruity yeast esters- some cherry, lots of raisins and plums, very sweet malt, and a strong lingering boozy whiskey burn. I get a little bit of vanilla and caramel, but I wish it came through stronger- as it stands, the booziness washes those flavors away.

Medium bodied, thicker than the typical Weyerbacher BA beer. A very slow sipper, due to the alcohol. Low carbonation.

Overall not bad, but needs 3+ years to calm and cool down.

 831 characters

Photo of sevreng
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle purchased from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, PA on 6/19/14. Served in tulip glass.

A - Deep red velvet, one finger head on pour sinking to thin residual head quickly. Moderate lacing.

S - Bourbon, caramel and vanilla dominate.

T - Bourbon, chocolate, and caramel up front drying out slowly. Vanilla and caramel lingers on the palate.

M - Rich and creamy but balanced with appropriate carbonation. Leaves mouth a little sticky.

O - A sipping beer for sure, Weyerbacher demonstrates its talents with maltier ales and lives up to what a Quadruple should be. Definitely not an everyday beer, heavy and rich for the holidays.

 642 characters

Photo of Tjmurray386
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of stomioka
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DavidHume
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Bouder32
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of brauseboof
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of cozmo
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Flaherbear
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of MRLubke
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of JamfSlayer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of JJChrist
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of epyon396
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cackalacky
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.