Sisyphus - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ruslanchik:
4.5/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle marked 2007.
I learned my lesson this time. Instead of keeping it in the fridge and warming it, I kept the bottle out and put it in the fridge about 45 mins before drinking. It is warm enough to release its secrets, but not enough to spoil them.
Poured from the bottle into a wine glass. A fairly gentle pour produced a small off-white head. This died away fairly quickly leaving traces hovering on the surface surrounded by a strong collar. The beer is translucent brown, with ruby highlights. Much lighter than I was expecting. There is no haziness at all.
The aroma is complex and delicious. The presentation is citrus hops, a smell that reminds me of strawberry jam. There is a delicate malt backing to the aroma; a sweetness that complements the hop spice. The final impression is of the slightest bit of alcohol. Very nice.
Like the aroma, the taste the very complex. Hop spice and bitterness are both present. The bitter character is perfectly balanced--definitely evident, but not overpowering. The malt character is pronounced and delectable. A subtle sweetness with a strong nutty background. Following it all is alcohol warmth--no alcohol flavor to speak of, just the warming of the mouth and throat.
This beer surprisingly thin. It looks thin and feels like it looks. It is slightly oily, coating the tongue just a bit. I would like a bit more body. Carbonation is low, which is good.
Definitely a drinkable brew. Leaves me wanting another sip, but I'm not sure I would want more than one.
Overall, a very nice brew. The guys at Real Ale have impressed me with their session beers and now this heavier one.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2008 04:40:25 | More by Ruslanchik
More User Reviews:
3.58/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured cold to a heady topper stemless a deep, dark, murky copper, with a super thin, quickly dissipating tan head that leaves a thin rim on the surface of the beer.
Aroma of dark, buttery sugars and dark cherries.
Big bodied, little carbonation, smooth-ish, medium heat, sweet.
Dark sugars, sticky sweet, muted flavors. This one may be past it's sweet spot.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 01:34:20 | More by robwestcott
Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.