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Weyerbacher Insanity

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by beenitty, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. beenitty

    beenitty Nov 27, 2010 New Jersey

    As one of my favorite shelf barleywines, I'm happy to see this one showing up in NJ again.

    However, it tastes different. Tastes like a watered down version of its former glory and the artwork seems like a caricature. (all the new weyerbacher artwork is a bit odd)

    Not that the artwork is that important, but is anyone tasting a difference?

    Good thing I know places with the old insanity...
  2. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    i don't like the sounds of this.. love insanity but if it tastes watered down.. im not going to be pleased... can anybody else confirm OP's view on the 2013 Insanity?
  3. beenitty

    beenitty Nov 27, 2010 New Jersey

    FWIW I drink alot of insanity. Drinking the new one right now and Im hoping that Im wrong but its not looking good.
  4. nihiloexnihil

    nihiloexnihil Jan 2, 2011 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    This is sad if it's true... I've got last year's I've been cellaring, I might have to taste them both to see.
  5. nrs207

    nrs207 Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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  6. beenitty

    beenitty Nov 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Not sure what the deal is with the brewery being out but it's definitely the new one, cheesy artwork and all.

    Having another right now, definite more carbonation and doesn't have that explosion of flavor that made it rock, it's still pretty good but not as good as it used to be
  7. benz08

    benz08 Nov 9, 2008 New Jersey

    Was available to Jersey starting this past monday.

    FeDUBBELFIST Oct 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I think the carbonation is a little more coarse this year than in years past. But just a little bit. The mouthfeel is not watery in my opinion, perhaps the change in effervescence is swaying the OP's judgment.

    Also, I pick up on a different set of fruity notes - probably yeast derived esters - but again, this change is small. I just figured that the esters have not yet become faded/integrated due to the beer's youth.

    Most importantly, it's still a great beer.
  9. martin123012

    martin123012 Aug 10, 2010 New Jersey

    doing a 3 year vertical tonite will report back
  10. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I like it fresh. I had some bottles of last years recentley and while delicious the glorious bourbon had most defeintly started to fade. I've seen people popping bottles on here(of the new batch) but haven't seen any in stores yet.
  11. tigernipples

    tigernipples Nov 21, 2009 New Jersey
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    Think this years seems a little bourbon forward which isn't a bad thing. In a few months should be really awesome.
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