Weyerbacher Blasphemy

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW,Sommelier                                                                                                  The Weyerbacher Blasphemy has powerful aromas of bourbon, red pine, pine cones, tobacco, molasses, and sugar cane. The beer is very dark in color with a small caramel head. On the palate the beer has a full-bodied mouthfeel with heavy malt characteristics on the front. On the mid-palate notes of licorice, molasses, and bourbon weigh heavy in the mouth. The finish is sweet and robust as subtle hints of bourbon, caramel, and vanilla mask the high alcohol content. The Weyerbacher Blasphemy will warm you up and should be saved for just such an occasion.

Tansey’s Blind Review – 94 Points

Rate Beer, Overall Score – 95

Beer Advocate – 88 Points


90%
Body
20%
Bitterness
20%
Hops
80%
Malt
40%
Fruitiness

Beer Selection –  Weyerbacher Blasphemy

Producer – Weyerbacher

Region – Easton, Pennsylvania

Style – Belgian Quad

Hops – Simcoe

Oak – Aged in whiskey barrels

Alcohol – 11.8%

Food Pairing – Stew, pot roast, chili, sharp cheese Try this recipe from Ashleigh Tansey http://tanseyreviews.com/2016/11/11/guinness-stout-chili/


 

What is a Quad

Quadrupel beers are beers that are high in alcohol content (10% or more) and are very dark in color. The beer is produced using lighter pilsner malts along with other darker malts to darken the beer and give it layers of complexity. Oftentimes the beer is enriched with dark candy sugars and the addition of caramel syrup, which is often referred to as “brewer’s caramel”. These beers are light in hops and often high in yeast. In the case of Blasphemy, it is aged in bourbon barrels, giving it a bourbon-like quality that brings balance to the richness of the sweeter caramel and dark fruit characteristics. Similar styles include Strong Dark Ales, Barley Wine, and Imperial Stouts. Cheers! Eric Tansey, CSW

From the brewery 

Weyerbacher Blasphemy, 11.8% ABV, is our QUAD aged in bourbon barrels which gives it gentle vanilla notes that complement rather than supersede the complex qualities that already make QUAD such an incredible beer.It is fully bottle conditioned and available only in the 750ml cork and cage package.Blasphemy is brewed roughly in time for May release each year. http://www.weyerbacher.com/beers/seasonal/blasphemy/