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Sisyphus - Real Ale Brewing Company

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88
very good

541 Ratings
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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 38
Gots: 115 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aracauna on 12-18-2002)
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Darkness snifter.

A- The color is a hazy blood orange with a sudsy white head that ends up as a thin, white layer on the top of the glass. Lacing is left until the last sip.

S- pecan rolls, vanilla, and a hint of pine

T- Sweet caramel, vanilla, bread, a slight astringency. There is a background piney hop presence throughout.

M- The carbonation is light, but consistent. The thickness is medium.

O- A good barleywine that has enough differences from others to make it interesting. I think this would age really well; maybe the astringency in the taste would fade. Thanks to Texasclimber for this sweet extra!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 21:27:11 | More by Ungertaker
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JuanAlberto

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-11-2014 16:28:45 | More by JuanAlberto
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-05-2014 15:21:09 | More by Bigdood33
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 ounce bottle into a teku. March 2013 edition.

A- Orange and copper colored body. Exceptionally persistent head that remains even after sipping. Lace is sticky, abundant and scattered. Carbonation bubbles stick to the glass plainly visible in the body. Sexy.

S- Citrusy, sweet, honey-like. Thick sweet malt flavor. Caramel and toffee abound. A very pungent and robust flavor.

T- Continues very citrusy. Caramel, toffee and sweet malt too. The nose and taste are very consistent.

M- I love how creamy this drinks. Quite smooth and mellow. The age must have done this well, because there's zero hint of alcohol. No burn whatsoever. It's sweet as I've mentioned, with only a slight bitterness from whatever citrusy hops it started with.

This beer probably isn't getting the props it deserves. It's delicious. I can't speak to this beer flesh, but a year and four months have aged it well.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 04:34:37 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-01-2014 00:10:05 | More by ChaseTheAce
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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-29-2014 16:41:19 | More by KAF
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California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-26-2014 04:03:50 | More by LakerLeith
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-13-2014 02:41:28 | More by seifer1886
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Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-12-2014 02:57:14 | More by CraigTravor
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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-11-2014 02:49:12 | More by jaydoc
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Louisiana

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Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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mikul93

California

3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage

A - Poors an amber/orange color with a eggshell colored head. Head dissipated quickly but left a ring clinging around the glass.

S - Dark Fruit with hints of citrus. Also getting some honey

T - Similar with the nose. Taste like figs and orange followed by hops. I imagine this might have been a hop bomb when it was fresh as there is still a punch from the hops with 3 years of age.

M - Medium body with nice carbonation.

O - Decent american barley wine. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 22:03:02 | More by mikul93
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Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-27-2014 15:43:13 | More by vinceclortho
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Texas

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Texas

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BoozerBrad

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank one that was about a year old...not sure how the age affected the taste because i've never had this beer before.

a: cloudy, orange coloring w/ light carbonation. not much of a head developed and disappeared quickly
s: sweet apricot aroma, piney hop aroma. possibly a little spice
t: sweet taste that is quickly countered by the bittering hops. hop flavor not overpowering but balances the sweetness very well. i'm an ipa fan so i generally enjoy hops and this beer has it
m: soft without much carbonation
o: good balanced beer. it's borderline too sweet for me, but they loaded it up on hops to save the day! i will be drinking this beer again!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 01:17:34 | More by BoozerBrad
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Texas

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Texas

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Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.