I've blogged a lot about weddings and running lately, but not much about booze. So here's a brief review of a special beer I'm enjoying tonight.
Weyerbacher is definitely one of my favorite breweries. In fact, I cannot recall a Weyerbacher beer I didn't enjoy. So when one of Josh's frisbee teammate gifted us with this big bottle of Blasphemy, I was excited to try it out.
At 11.8% ABV (alcohol by volume), this corked, bottle conditioned Belgian Quad definitely packs a punch. The pour is dark and cloudy, and forms a thick, foamy head. The aroma is sweet and boozy, likely because of the whiskey barrels the beer was aged in. The initial flavor is sugary and bitter, with a whiskey aftertaste. There are also some hints of caramel, cherry, and plums.
I enjoyed sipping this beer slowly, like a fine bourbon. Quads are some of my favorite beers, with Ommegang Three Philosophers still sitting at the top of my list. I would buy Weyerbacher Blasphemy again, and would recommend pairing it with a very sharp aged cheddar or similarly strong cheese.