Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Blithering Idiot for a Birthday

It was my sister-in-law's birthday on Tuesday so I decided to pop an awesome beer, Weyerbacher's Blithering Idiot.  It's not hard to find or anything, but I find it to be a delicious English barleywine.
I let it warm up quite a bit which gave it a nice head on the pour.  Very pretty.  I smelled caramel, toffee and lots of fruit in the nose.  Initially, I got caramel, sugar and fruit flavors.  Basically had lots of prune, fig, and grapes.  Very thick body, almost syrupy.  I like that consistency in some beers as it allows it to coat your mouth with flavor.  A bit further into it the alcohol does appear but at 11% that's to be expected in my opinion.  I like this beer a lot and I'm looking forward to Insanity which is Blithering Idiot aged in bourbon barrels for about three months.  Can't wait to do a side by side.  Definitely a good beer to honor Stina's birthday.

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